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Adam Stephen

Lt Colonel Adam Stephen

Lieutenant Colonel is his rank and he is 2nd in command to George Washington in the VA Regiment during the French and Indian War.

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Lt Col Adam Stephen is mostly stationed at Fort Cumberland dealing with the Dagworthy Controversy.

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Later Adam Stephen is a General in the War for Independence.

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Adam Stephen ran against George Washington in 1761

See the election of 1761 for House of Burgesses

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Above link also mentions controversy in a later election.

Above link also mentions Battle of Germantown Court Martial in the War for Independence.

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Why did Adam Stephen name the town Martinsburg?

Creator of Martinsburg WV

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VA Regiment Col George Washington  ran with

County Militia Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin

in the July 24, 1758 election.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Bryan_Martin

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See Stephen Adam House in Martinsburg.

Longitude Latitude of house 39.45498, -77.96025

Navigate with Google Car. This is the closest the Google Car gets to the Stephen Adam House. You can see the two chimneys identifying the house.

https://goo.gl/maps/nLoss531TNk

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See World Wide War Map of location.

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More on the Adam Stephen House

http://www.orgsites.com/wv/adam-stephen/

http://washingtonheritagetrail.com/bc_20.html

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He was a Lt Colonel in the Virginia Regiment of the French and Indian War.

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Later Adam Stephen is a General in the War for Independence

but the Friendly Fire debacle in the Battle of Germantown

is Adam Stephen’s exit from the war.

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See Adam Stephen Burial Monument in Martinsburg

Navigate with Google Car to see Monument

https://goo.gl/maps/gf26KZMaTJq

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See Adam Stephen Bower House in Martinsburg

Longitude latitude of house 39.365, -77.9575

Google Car has not gone near this house.

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Founders Online Letters

All correspondence between

Adam Stephen and George Washington

from the French and Indian War

thru the War for Independence:

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https://founders.archives.gov/search/Correspondent%3A%22Stephen%2C%20Adam%22%20Correspondent%3A%22Washington%2C%20George%22

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Links

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Wikipedia entry

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Stephen

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Excellent chronology and detail in this link

http://fiwar.wikidot.com/adam-stephen

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TIMELINE

under construction

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July 12, 1756 

From Founders Online Footnote:

Orders creating

The 2nd company to be headed by Lt Col Adam Stephen:

with his 2 officers Lt John Blagg and Ensign James Roy

Thomas Carter, no information given, but he had served as sergeant in Charles Lewis’s company according to the 16 Jan. 1756 payroll; John Graham, enlisted January 1755, 5′5½″; William Grant, not listed on roll; Philemon Waters, enl. 12 Mar. 1754 in Isle of Wight County, 22, 5′7½″, carpenter, from Virginia; Isaac Barringer, enl. January 1755, at Belhaven (Alexandria), 31, 5′5½″, carver, from England, “Bushy Hair . . . Roman Nose”; William Coffland (not listed as corporal), enl. November 1755 in Stafford County, 35, 5′11½″, gardener, from Ireland (13 July 1756, DLC:GW).  This Order of July 12, 1756 also makes sure that no Sergeant or Corporal rank can be taken away unless by order of the Colonel or by Court Martial:  “Sergeants and Corporals;8 who are not to be broke or changed, but by the Sentence of a Court Martial—or particular orders from the Colonel: as such practices have made great confusion in the Regiments…”

 

 

 

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