Notes for Jane George: Jane was a daughter of Robert George and Christiana Plantz.
Robert George served in 1776 in Capt. John Reed's Company, Fourth BAttallion, Lancaster County Militia, under Col. James Burd; and in 1778, in Capt. Alexander Parker's company, Seventh Pennsylvania Continental Line.
Robert George fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill or Breed's Hill near Boston. The AMerican forces, after their ammunition was exhausted, were forced to retreat, though not until they had given the foe a clubbing with their muskets.
In the retreat of the American forces, Robert George and a comrade were overtaken by a British trooper. Robert, attempting to go though a fence, became fastened betrween the rails in such a manner that his progress was retarded and he was rendered temporaily immobile. The British trooper slashed at Robert with his saber, whereupon Robert, making a vigourous effort to free himself, fell on the other side of the fence. The rail received the stroke of the British trooper's saber. RObert's companion, still having a charge in his musket, used it on the trooper.
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