George Washington Papers

George Mercer to William Daingerfield and John Dean, 8 November 1755

George Mercer to William Daingerfield and John Dean

[Williamsburg, 8 November 1755]

To Ensigns Dangerfield and Dean.

You are hereby Ordered to continue Recruiting until the 20th December next; at which time you are peremptorily ordered to Rendezvous, with what men you have raised, at Alexandria. I am &c.

G:M. Aid de camp


Assigned on 3 Sept. 1755 to William Peachey’s company in the Virginia Regiment as a newly appointed ensign, William Daingerfield was shifted to Henry Woodward’s company in the summer of 1756. A year later GW made him a lieutenant. When the regiment was disbanded in 1762 he held the rank of captain lieutenant. He also served in the 2d Virginia Regiment. Daingerfield was married to Mary Willis, and he lived in Spotsylvania County until his death in 1781.

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