D (Deserters)

Daniel, George-2nd Regiment; Served as Private and Corporal under Capt John Willis, deserted 20 Dec 1777. [M881, Roll 941]

Daniel, Henry- Sized at Chesterfield Courthouse on or after 1 Sept 1780, age 26, 5 ft 7 in, Carpenter, born Dinwiddie Co VA, resides Chesterfield Co VA, black hair, gray eyes, fair complexion, “Deserted.” [ACC23816:69]

Daniel, Nehemiah- 1st State Regt, served as Pvt in 1777 under Capt Thomas Ewell, Col Gibson, deserted 16 Oct 1777. [M881, Roll 911]

Darr, Conrad- Shown as deserted on a return of recruits raised for Loudoun Co under the Act of Assembly for Oct 1780 for recruiting the state’s quota of troops to serve in the Continental Army, return delivered by Capt William Owsley 11 May 1781. [MVG 52:248]

Davidson, Adonijah-[Davison] 2nd Regiment; Served under Capt John Peyton Harrison, deserted 30 Aug 1779, but shown on roll of Dec 1779 [M881, Roll 941]

Davidson, William-3rd & 7th Regt; Served as Pvt under Capts John Chilton, John Blackwell, deserted 1 July 1778. [M881:Roll 971]

Davis, Charles-4th Regt; Served as Pvt under Capt James Lucas, shown as “dead or deserted” on roll of June 1777. [M881:Roll 973]

Davis, Joel- Buckingham Co; On a list, dated 23 Feb 1781 at Cabin Point, of men who deserted from Maj Jones’s Battalion of militia. [ACC36918]

Davis, John- 1st Regt, served as Pvt under Capt William Lewis, Col Read, shown as “deserted” on roll dated 9 June 1777 (M881, Roll 905).

Davis, Thomas- Buckingham Co; On a list, dated 23 Feb 1781 at Cabin Point, of men who deserted from Maj Jones’s Battalion of militia. [ACC36918]

Davis, William- Halifax Co; On a list, dated 23 Feb 1781 at Cabin Point, of men who deserted from Maj Jones’s Battalion of militia. [ACC36918]

Davis, William- Sized at Chesterfield Courthouse 1 Sep 1780, age 20, 5’3 1/2” tall, Planter, born and res. Hanover Co, brown hair, dark eyes, fair complexion, enlisted 20 Sep 1780 for 8 months, deserted. [ACC23816:4]

Dawers, William-2nd Regiment; Served under Capt William Sanford, deserted 10 June 1777. [M881, Roll 941]

Dawley, Jonathan-4th 8th & 12th Regt; Served as Pvt and Cpl under Capts Thomas Mathews, William Cherry, George Walls, on furlough in June 1778, shown as supposed deserted on roll of 3 Aug 1778. [M881:Roll 977]

Day, William- Sized at Chesterfield Courthouse on or after 1 Sept 1780, age 21, 5 ft 9 ¼ in, Farmer, born Charles City Co, resides Montgomery Co VA, light brown hair, gray eyes, fair complexion, enlisted 11 Sept 1780 for term of 1 year 6 months, “Deserted Oct. 29, ’80 and surrendered himself soon after.” [ACC23816:44]

Dean, Benjamin-3rd & 7th Regt; Served as Pvt under Capt John Webb, deserted 20 Jan 1777, but shown with subsequent service in 1778 under Capts John Webb, Henry Young. [M881:Roll 971]

Dinwiddie, John- age 21, 5 ft 6 in, born in and resides Amherst Co, “d.b.” hair, gray eyes, fair complexion, enlisted 30 Aug 1780 for term of 1 year 6 months, “Deserted.” [ACC23816:44]

Doormore[?], John- Sized at Chesterfield Courthouse on or after 1 Sept 1780, age 20, 5 ft 8 in, Farmer, resides Norfolk, enlisted for term of 3 years, “Deserted from Col Green.” [ACC23816:69]

Doss, Joel-5th Regt; Enlisted 11 Feb 1776 for term of two years, served as Pvt and Cpl under Capt Harry Terrell, shown as deserted on roll of 9 June 1777. [M881:Roll 980]

Dowers, William-2nd Regiment; Shown in March 1778 account as “deserted before he joined Regt.” [M881: Roll 941]

Driskill, Francis-2nd Regiment; Served under Capt John Peyton Harrison; Shown as “deserted” in an account dated March 1778. [M881, Roll 941]

Duke, Claveras-5th Regt; Served as Pvt under Capt Richard C. Anderson, deserted 1 Dec 1776, also shown deserted 19 Feb 1778 from a detachment under command of Ens Steele. [M881:Roll 980]

Duncan, Solomon- Sized at Chesterfield Courthouse on or after 1 Sept 1780, age 39, 5 ft 8 in, Blacksmith, born Pasquotank Co NC [“Passpertank”], resides Princess Anne Co VA, black hair, black eyes, yellow complexion, enlisted 22 Sept 1780, apparently served 9 months, “Deserted”. [ACC23816:44]

Dunn, Joshua-6th Regt; Served as Pvt under Capt Richard Stevens, shown as deserted on roll of 7 Nov 1777, but appears on subsequent rolls in 1778-79. [M881: Roll 1005]

Durham, Ephraim-2nd Regiment; Served under Capt Marquis Calmes, deserted Jan 1778. [M881: Roll 941]

Dye, William- Halifax Co; On a list, dated 23 Feb 1781 at Cabin Point, of men who deserted from Maj Jones’s Battalion of militia. [ACC36918]

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