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Revolutionary War Soldiers

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
1. Revolutionary War Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  
In this area are buried five soldiers who fought in the American Revolution 1776-1783:

Two of them, the Duffel brothers, are buried on the East side, near the fence:

James (1759-1835) enlisted in the Continental Army. A silversmith of prominence, his handcrafted silver is greatly prized today.

Edward (d. 1835) had been traveling in the West Indies seeking his fortune. One a return trip to America he was captured by the British and impressed into service to fight as a Tory. After the War he settled in Lynchburg and was a prominent merchant.

The two brothers fought on opposite sides in the Battles of Trenton and Valley Forge.

The brothers had married two sisters, died the same year, and are buried alongside each other. Edward's gravemarker is missing.

The other Revolutionary War soldiers are:

Lt. Francis Gray (1759-1827), half-nephew of President James Monroe.

Henry Holcroft Norvell (1759-1847), a Sergeant in the Continental Army.

Richard Thurman (d. 1830), a personal
Revolutionary War Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
2. Revolutionary War Soldiers Marker
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friend of Lafayette and George Washington.

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe series lists.
 
Location. 37° 24.843′ N, 79° 9.311′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Taylor Street north of 4th Street when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Taylor St, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Early Mayors (here, next to this marker); Dr. Phillip F. Morris (here, next to this marker); Josiah Leake (here, next to this marker); Henry Holdcroft Norvell (a few steps from this marker); Josiah Holbrook (a few steps from this marker); James River Suicide (a few steps from this marker); William Henry "Billy" Rhodes (a few steps from this marker); The Beale Treasure (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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