Herein lie the legacy of Brave Dunlops, Warriors all, who fought in the American War of Independence. Check the Listing for your relatives who fought in Militia's, private Companies, Artillery, Infantry, Dragoons, and the Regular Continentals.
Two Chiefs of the Dunlops fought in America against Scot and Ulster Scot emigrant Dunlaps.
Read fascinating stories of the brave ones both in the War and afterward:
where the ground is hallowed by their blood,
and their actions upon it!
General Andrew Dunlop, 20th of that Ilk. Attained Chief of Clan Dunlop in 1784. Was a Major in the King's service with the 82nd Foot, Hamilton's Regiment with his brother, James in the American War. He commanded a Regiment of Horse in 1795 called the Ayrshire Fencible Calvary until they were disbanded in 1800. On 25th July 1803 Andrew served as a Brigadier-General, and then died in command of the island of Antigua, British West Indies on August 24, 1804. He died unmarried and without children. He was a correspondent of Robert Burns, receiving a letter on May 31rst, 1788 about Burns' marriage. He was the fourth son of Frances Wallace Dunlop and Sir John Dunlop.
Major General Sir James Dunlop of Dunlop, 21rst of that Ilk fifth son of Frances Wallace. He succeeded his brother Andrew in 1804 to the Estate of and Chiefship of Dunlop. He served with his brother in Hamilton's Regiment of the 82nd Foot in America during the American Revolution, having been gazetted as an ensign on 11th January 1778. In 1779 he became a lieutenant and was captured by the Americans after a shipwreck off New York where four-fifths of the ship's company drowned. After being exchanged, he volunteered for duty in Virginia with the 80th Foot. In North Carolina he commanded a troop of mounted infantry under Major Craig. After Cornwallis's surrender in 1781, he served with the 52nd Foot in Halifax until peace in 1783. He also commanded an assaulting column at the siege of Seringapatam, India. Returning to Britain, he attained the rank of Major General under Wellington during the Peninsular War of 1808-1814 (2nd Brigade: commanded by Major General Dunlop: 1st/4th Foot, 2nd/30th Foot, 2nd/44th Foot, Co Brunswick Oels) and was present at Waterloo. He completely rebuilt Dunlop House in 1835. He attained MP status for Ayr, and was created a Baronet.
Capt. James Dunlop, Commander of the Dunlop's Company of Queen's American Rangers, a loyalist Company who fought at Germantown. Killed in action Mar. 25, 1781.
Alongside Capt James fought Ensign John Dunlop.
Also in the Queen's Rangers was Captain John Dunlop and Lt. Saint John Dunlop. Aug. 1779.
In the Kerr's Company of the Queen's Rangers served Sgt Dunlop.
In McCrea's Company served Lt. Charles Dunlop. October, 1779.
Major J. Dunlop raised a Corps of Provincial Calvary in South Carolina reporting to Lord Cornwallis himself. In March of 1780 Major Dunlop was documented as being with Major Ferguson with his Corps, under direction of General Patterson, in the march from Savannah, Georgia. Major Dunlop was killed in action.
Major John Dunlap (1746-27 Nov 1812), an Ulster Scot from Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Ulster. He was appointed printer to the Continental Congress in 1773, printing not only the first copy of the Declaration of Independence but also the Constitution of the United States. . During the American Revolutionary War, Dunlap became an officer in the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, and saw action with George Washington at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. He continued in the First City Troop after the war, rising to the rank of major, and leading Pennsylvania's cavalry militia to help suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794. John also subscribed L4,000 to the American Army in 1780 . His wife was the niece to Benjamin Franklin's wife.
Valley Forge functioned as the third of eight winter encampments for the Continental Army's main body, commanded by General George Washington, during the American Revolutionary War. In September 1777, Congress fled Philadelphia to escape the British capture of the city. After failing to retake Philadelphia, Washington led his 12,000-man army into winter quarters at Valley Forge, located approximately 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Philadelphia. They remained there for six months, from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778. At Valley Forge, the Continentals struggled to manage a disastrous supply crisis while retraining and reorganizing their units. About 1,700 to 2,000 soldiers died from disease, possibly exacerbated by malnutrition.
These Dunlop Clansmen were part of that history:
VA25902 Dunlap Andrew VA SERGEANT 9 VA
NY22357 Dunlap Andrew NY SERGEANT 2 NY
MA32106 Dunlap George MA Private 9 Ma
MA03677 Dunlap George MA PRIVATE 9 MA
NY29877 Dunlap Jacob NY Sergeant 1 NY
NY29880 Dunlap James NY Private 1 NY
NJ10739 Dunlap John NJ PRIVATE MALCOMB
VA07273 Dunlap John VA PRIVATE 2 VA
PA23511 Dunlap Joseph PA CORPORAL 2 PA
VA07274 Dunlap Samuel VA PRIVATE 2 VA
PA30305 Dunlap Thomas PA Matrose 4 ART
NJ10642 Dunlap Thomas NJ PRIVATE MALCOMB
(Submitted by Bret Dunlap who jogs daily in Valley Forge)
Major William Dunlap, 10 Aug 1744-5 Mar 1816. William served as a Major in the Revolution throughout the entire war. He was at the surrender of General Cornwallis in Yorktown. The musket that he carried in the War is still in the possession of a family branch in Kentucky.
Ensign Robert Dunlap. 1740-1781 Lost his life for freedom at Guilford Courthouse because he refused to obey orders to retreat! He bravely stood his ground, firing his musket and pistols while others left all around him, until he was alone, then overrun by the redcoats.
Battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina March 15, 1781. He was 41 years old. The battle was pivotal in the American Revolution. The American forces were lead by General Nathanael Greene.
"I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought like demons" -Lt. General Charles Earl Cornwallis
"THE SWAMP FOX", colonial American soldier in the U.S. War of Independence (1775-83), nicknamed by the British commander Colonel Banastre ("Bannister") Tarleton for his elusive tactics. In 1780, Gen. Benjamin Lincoln surrendered Charleston to the British, but Marion, with a broken ankle, eluded capture. He slipped away to the swamps, gathered together his band of guerrillas, and then began leading his bold raids. Marion and his irregulars often defeated larger bodies of British troops by the surprise and rapidity of their movement over swampy terrain. In late 1780 he was appointed Brigadier General of the S.C. Militia. In cooperation with troops under the command of Henry Lee, he raided Georgetown and took Fort Watson and Fort Motte. He went on to support attacks on Augusta and Ninety-Six, S.C. Serving the Revolution with the famous Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox". were Pvt. Robert Dunlap II. 1751-1831 born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died in Chester City, South Carolina. Also serving with the Swamp Fox were Pvt Samuel Dunlap, Pvt John Dunlop, Pvt William Dunlap and Captain Samuel Dunlap
It was built to home 400 soldiers for months at a time on the high seas. Unfortunately, even after it was hulked, Hell was not big enough for the thousand or so prisoners who were stuffed into its hull. Though reports vary, approximately 8 to 12 men perished EVERY DAY on the Jersey. This list of names was copied from the papers of the British War Department. There is nothing to indicate what became of any of these prisoners, whether they died, escaped, or were exchanged. This list of prisoners is the only one that could be found in the British War Department.
Thomas Dunlope, John Dunlope, Thomas Dunlope, Archibald Dunlopp
Captain Ferguson, A Scottish officer in the British Forces, soon came up against the Overmountain men, residents of the Carolina Backcountry and the Appalachian mountain range, and from places that would later become the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. American cavalry commander “Light Horse” Harry Lee called them, “A race of hardy men who were familiar with the use of the horse and the rifle, stout, active, patient under privation, and brave.” To the British, however, they were “more savage than the Indians.”
On October 7, 1780, Ferguson's Loyalist Militia and the Overmountain men (Mostly Scottish Immigrants) met in a small but significant battle in the War for Independence. It took place on a rocky hilltop in Western South Carolina called Kings Mountain. The rout of the Loyalists there was the first major setback for Britain's southern strategy and started a chain of events that culminated in Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown. James Dunlop. served as a Patriot in the famous Battle of King's Mountain, North Carolina: the turning point of the War in the South
Colonel James Dunlop was a resident of Hopewell township, Cumberland County, as early as 1751. On the 10th of January, 1776, he was appointed major of the Sixth Battalion Pennsylvania, under Col. William Irvine, and served in the campaign of that year in Canada, and Oct. 25, 1776, was promoted lieutenant-colonel of the Tenth Pennsylvania of the Continental Line, but resigned Jan. 23, 1777, because his seniority of rank was not recognized in promotions; he was appointed Oct. 2, 1779, lieutenant of Cumberland County, and Oct. 28, 1784, commissioned justice of the Common Plea
Sergeant Thomas Dunlap was born in 1763 in Lancaster County. PA, the son of John and Mary Boyd Dunlap. During the Revolution, he served as a Private in the Cumberland County, PA Militia, in the 8th Battalion, 3rd Company and the 1st Battalion, 2nd Company, under Capts. John Jack, John Rhea and James Poe. He moved to Beaver County, PA (where my grandmother was born), where he received 160 acres of Donation Lands, and was in charge of blockhouses at Logstown, Raccoon, Georgetown and New Brighton, under Capt. James Sample. He married Elizabeth Fowler in 1794, and they had 9 children: John, Robert, James, Nancy, Thomas Alvin, Sr. (my ancestor), Eliza, Joseph, David and Cynthia. Submitted by Elaine Chilcote, a descendant of Thomas. 3.1.07
Colonel Alexander Dunlap. 1743-6 Mar/1828. Founder of what is now Transylvania University in Kentucky. Alexander built Clover Lick Fort in Virginia. He served the Patriot Cause in Colonel Patterson Bell's Regiment, 5th Company, 8th Battalion, Chester City Militia, 1777.
John Dunlap 1738-1804. John was born in Philadelphia, reared in Virginia. He served as a private in Captain John Harrison's Company, Colonel Alexander Spotswood's 2nd Virginia Regiment 1777-1779. He saw action in the Battle of Germantown. John later founded Dunlap's Station, later called the city of Colerain, Ohio.
The Index to Revolutionary War Service Records, Volume I: A-D, 1995 National Historical Publishing Company, from the National Archives, Washington, DC. reveal the following seventy-seven other Dunlaps , eight Delaps, one Delaep, and nine Dunlops who served the fledgling America:
Delap, Alexander who served as a Private in Hall's Delaware Regiment
Delap, James Service in New Hampshire: Card #6252 Roll #14
Delap, James Service in Cogwell's Regiment of Massachusetts Militia
Delap, James served as Pvt in 15th Massachusetts Regiment
Delap, James served as Pvt in the 2nd New Jersey Regiment
Delap, John served as Pvt in Philip Schuyler's Regiment of New York Militia
Delap, Thomas served in Delaware, card#6258, roll# 14
Delap, Thomas served as a Matrose in the 4th Artillery Regiment of Continental troops
Delaep, James served as a Pvt in VanCortland's Battalion of New Jersey Militia
Dunlap,no given name served as a Captain in the 21rst Regiment of CT Militia in 1778-81
Dunlap, Adam served as a Pvt in Finlay's Company of NH Volunteers
Dunlap, Adam served as a Corporal in Gale's New Hampshire Regiment
Dunlap, Alexander served as a Pvt in Hall's Delaware regiment
Dunlap, Alexander served as a Corporal in Hart's Battalion of Bucks County, Pa Militia
Dunlap, Andrew served in the corps of invalids in the Continental Troops
Dunlap, Andrew served in Capt Thomas Gaddis' Company of Virginia Militia
Dunlap, Andrew served as sergeant in VanCortlandt's regiment of NY Militia
Dunlap, Andrew served in Wynkoop's NY Regiment
Dunlap, Andrew served as a cpl and sgt in the 2nd New York Regiment
Dunlap, Andrew served as a sgt in the 9th Virginia Regiment and a Pvt in the 13th Virginia
Dunlap, Archable served a Pvt in the 13th Massachusetts
Dunlap, Barius served as a Pvt in the 2nd Regiment of Light Dragoons in the Cont Troops
Dunlap, Brice served as a Pvt in 1st Pennsylvania Battalion
Dunlap, Brice served in the 14th Pennsylvania Regiment
Dunlap, Bries served in Sheldon's Company of Connecticut Troops
Dunlap, Ephraim served as a Pvt in the Indpt Companies of Artificers, Carpenters, and Bakers in the Cont Troops
Dunlap, Ephraim served as a Sgt in Capt Nelson's Co of Vermont Militia
Dunlap, George served as a Pvt in 26th regiment of Cont Troops
Dunlap, George served as a Pvt in the 9th Massachusetts
Dunlap, Gidion served in Seeley's Regiment of New jersey Militia
Dunlap, Hans served as a Pvt in 3rd Regiment of PA Troops in 1776
Dunlap, Hugh served in Baldwin's New Hampshire Regiment
Dunlap, Hugh served in New Hampshire Card# 3597 Roll# 16
Dunlap, Hugh served in Hale's regiment of New Hampshire Militia
Dunlap, J. served as a Captain in 25th regiment of CT Militia
Dunlap, James served as a Pvt in Morgan's Rifle Regiment of Cont Troops
Dunlap, James served as a Pvt in New York Troops, Card#3601 roll#16
Dunlap, James served in NH Card#3602 Roll# 16
Dunlap, James served in Holme's Battalion of New Jersey Militia
Dunlap, James served as a Pvt in McClaughry's Regt of MY Militia
Dunlap, James served as a Cpl in the 1st New York regiment
Dunlap, James served as a Matross in the 2nd Artillery Regt Of Cont Troops
Dunlap, James served in the 2nd Regiment of New Castle Cnty Delaware Militia
Dunlap, James served as a Pvt in the 2nd New Hampshire
Dunlap, James served in the 2nd New York Regiment
Dunlap, James served in the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment
Dunlap, James served as a Pvt in the 3rd New York Regiment
Dunlap, James served as a Pvt in the 6th Pennsylvania Battalion, Cpt. Smith's Co.
Dunlap, James served as a private in Massachusetts
Dunlap, John served in Pa during the War, Card#2612 roll#16
Dunlap, John served as a Lt in Campbell's Battalion of NY Militia
Dunlap, John served as a Sgt in Clyde's NY Regiment
Dunlap, John served as a Cpl in Holme's Battalion of NJ Militia
Dunlap, John served in Janson's Regiment of New York Militia
Dunlap, John served in NH during the War Card#3617 roll# 16
Dunlap, John served as a Pvt in Capt Cannon's Co of Willet's Ny Regiment
Dunlap, John served as a Pvt in Wyncoop's New York Regiment
Dunlap, John served as a Sgt in the 1st New York Regiment
Dunlap, John served as a Pvt in the 2nd Virginia Regiment,Co.4, 1777
Dunlap, Joseph served Card# 3622 roll# 16
Dunlap, Joseph served as a Pvt in Morgan's rifle Regiment of Cont Troops
Dunlap, Joseph served in Seely's Regiment of New Jersey Militia
Dunlap, Joseph served as a Pvt in the 1st and 10th Virginia
Dunlap, Joseph served as a Pvt in the 2nd Pennsylvania
Dunlap, Joseph served as a Pvt in the 9th Virginia
Dunlap, Josiah served as a Pvt in the 1st Virginia
Dunlap, Josiah served as a Pvt in the 10th Virginia Regiment
Dunlap, Josiah served in the 5th and 9th Virginia Regiment
Dunlap, Robert served as a Pvt in Patton's Regiment of Cont troops
Dunlap, Robert served in Russell's Company of Rangers in NH Troops
Dunlap, Robert served in Seely's Regiment of NJ Militia
Dunlap, Robert served as a Pvt in the 3rd South Carolina Regiment
Dunlap, Robert served as a Pvt in the PA troops, Card# 3636 roll#16
Dunlap, Sam served as a Pvt in the 5th Battalion of Philadelphia Cnty Militia
Dunlap, Samuel served as a Sgt in Major John Brown's Detachment of Militia in NH, VT and MA
Dunlap, Samuel served as a Cpl in Wood's Regiment of Mass. Militia
Dunlap, Samuel served as a Pvt in Stickney's Regiment of NH Militia
Dunlap, Samuel served in Tash's 2nd New Hampshire Regiment
Dunlap, Samuel served as a Pvt in the 2nd Virginia, Co.4, 1777
Dunlap, Samuel served as a Pvt in the 4th New Jersey Regiment
Dunlap, Thomas served in Holme's Battalion of New Jersey Militia
Dunlap, Thomas served as a Pvt in Malcom's Regiment of Cont Troops
Dunlap, Thomas served in Nichol's Regiment of New Hampshire Regiment
Dunlap, Thomas served as a Pvt in Spencer's Regiment of Cont Troops
Dunlap, Thomas served in Weissenfels'Regiment of New York Levies
Dunlap, Thomas served as a Pvt in the 3rd New York Regiment
Dunlap, Thomas served as a Matross in the 4th Artillery Regiment of Cont Troops
Dunlap, William served as a Pvt in Clyde's New York Regiment
Dunlap, William served in Moorehead's Independent Company of PA Troops
Dunlap, William served in Levi Pawling's Regiment of New york Militia
Dunlap, William served in Sage's CT Regiment
Dunlap, William served in Van Woert's Regiment of New York Militia
Dunlap, William served in 3rd Battalion of Lancaster Cnty, Pa Militia
Dunlap, William served in South Carolina
Dunlop, Hugh; served in Baldwin's New Hampshire Regiment
Dunlop, James; served as a Matross in 2nd artillery Regiment of Continental troops
Dunlop, James; served as Pvt in McClaugherty's Regiment of New York Militia
Dunlop, John; served as Pvt in the 2nd Virginia Regiment
Dunlop, Nennin;served as Pvt in 2nd New Jersey , also 4th New Jersey Regiment
Dunlop, Samuel; served as Pvt in the 4th New Jersey Regiment
Dunlop, Samuel; served as Pvt in the 2nd Virginia Regiment
Dunlop, William; served in John Douglas's Regiment of CT Troops