Daniel Mcjunkin Military Person
Daniel McJunkin was an American Revolutionary War patriot serving in the battle of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Daniel McJunkin was the second son of Samuel Caldwell McJunkin and Mary Anne Bogan. Born 30 November 1756 in South Carolina & died 20 March 1825 in Greenville County, South Carolina, he married Jane Chesney 28 February 1782 in South Carolina. She was born 15 Sep 1763 in County Antrim, Ulster Province, Ireland & died 27 Aug 1841 in Greenville County, South Carolina. He was brother of Major Joseph McJunkin. He was a Revolutionary War Patriot, serving in the Battle of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Prior to this battle, he was captured by the British and escaped. He was later "run through" by a British Officer's sword.
Military conflicts participated
American Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War, the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, was the revolt against Great Britain by the thirteen American colonies which founded the United States of America. Originally limited to the colonies, French and Spanish intervention would spread the fighting to Europe, the Caribbean, and the East Indies as well. The war had its origins in the resistance of many Americans to taxes imposed by the British parliament, which they held to be unlawful. Formal acts of rebellion against British authority began in 1774 when the Patriot Suffolk Resolves ousted the royal government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. The tensions caused by this would lead to the outbreak of fighting between Patriot militia and British regulars at Lexington and Concord in April 1775. By spring 1776 the Patriots had full control in all thirteen colonies and on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress declared their independence. The British were meanwhile mustering large forces to put down the revolt.