Re: 15th Va. Regiment..... Battle of Brandywine
You don't say where you got what you stated, but according to his compiled service record it is wrong.
He first appears on a a Muster Roll for June 1777, dated July 10; the roster itself may give his enlistment date.He was in Capt. James Gray's Company.
The battle of Brandywine was Sept. 11, 1777.He was not killed in battle, but it is possible he was wounded there.
A Muster roll dated 4 Oct 1777 states he was 'absent sick'.The Muster Roll for Sept. 1777, dated Oct. 14 states he was 'sick in hospital'.The Pay Rolls for Sept. and Oct. 1777 have no special notations according to the Compiled Service Record but you'd have to look at the actual rolls; he was paid for each month.
The Pay Roll for Nov. 1777 states under 'casualties' that he "died, time unknown".A roll dated 22 Dec 1777 for November 1777 states he was 'dead', and had enlisted for 3 years.
It is wise to give a source of 'information' when you do not have evidence for what the source stated.Just because someone publishes it does not mean it is true.