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Captain Luke Brodhead


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Captain Luke Brodhead

Began his service in the Revolutionary War as 3rd Lieutenant in Miles’ PA Rifle Regiment 26 May 1776. 2nd Lieutenant 24 Oct 1776. Wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Long Island on 27 Aug 1776 and exchanged 8 Dec 1776. Captain in the 6th Regiment PA Line on 15 Feb 1777. Retired from service 21 Jun 1778. Born in 1737 and died in Smithfield, PA on 19 Jun 1806. Married Elizabeth Harrison. [Sources: H; “History of the Brodhead Family”, by Luke Brodhead.]