AN UNKNOWN HERO OF
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
On July 29, 1779, just above the Delaware River
near Barryville, New York, American Minutemen Militia were badly beaten by a raiding party of British Tories and their
allied Mohawk Native-Americans.
Although the Battle of Minisink was considered
an American loss, there were still many American heroes. One hero, the second in command of the American
Militia, was wounded early in the battle. A doctor by profession, instead of thinking of his own wound, he treated
the wounded Americans for hours.
Four hours into the battle, the tide of
battle turned against the American Militia. The doctor was told by the Militiamen Leader to leave the battleground to
save his own life. He refused to leave the American wounded...
He died as he tried to save their lives.