By John Thornton Posey
progressive battle normal Thomas Posey (1750-1818) lived his lifestyles opposed to the backdrop of 1 of the main dramatic classes in American background. Posey, who performed a minor function within the real warfare for Independence, went directly to perform the improvement and beginning of numerous states within the transappalachian West. His reviews at the past due 18th- and early 19th-century American frontier have been assorted and in a undeniable feel notable; he served as Indian agent in Illinois Territory; as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, as U.S. Senator from Louisiana, and as Governor of Indiana in the course of its transition from territorial prestige to statehood.
His biographer speculates at the contrasting impacts of Thomas's ne'er-do-well father, Captain John Posey, and the family's shut good friend, normal George Washington. Posey's development is then as he increases his family within the newly shaped state. Of specific curiosity is an appendix containing an in depth research of proof on hand to aid well known 29th-century hypothesis that Thomas Posey used to be, in truth, George Washington's illicit son.
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Ll The revolutionary cause had not been universally embraced by Virginians; many remained loyal to the Crown. Although most adult male loyalists had left their homes and rallied to Governor Dunmore's call for armed resistance to the rebels, a few stubbornly 29 General Thomas Posey: Son of the American Re-volution refused to conceal either their presence or sympathies from their neighbors. The provisional state government regarded these recalcitrants as security risks or worse. Posey was ordered to lead a detachment of his men on a brief sortie to Urbanna, in Middlesex County, to apprehend Ralph Wormley, one of the most notorious Tories in Virginia.
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It is eminently plausible to surmise that Posey's complete and steadfast dedication to the revolutionary movement was conceived on the day and at the hour he learned that the mantle of American leadership had been draped over the broad shoulders of his revered Mount Vernon mentor. Point Pleasant had tested Thomas' mettle in a fight to preserve the lives of himself and his fellow frontiersmen. "3 Swept up in the fervor that was spreading like wildfire from the eastern cities to the most remote frontier hamlets, Posey did not hesitate to declare his allegiance to that cause and its leader, or to act upon his resolve.
General Thomas Posey: Son of the American Revolution by John Thornton Posey