Ensign

Description:

The soldier who carries the ensign; a standard-bearer.

Citation

Account Names

William Bronaugh (1730-c.1800), a first cousin of George Mason, held the rank of ensign at Fort Necessity and after the capitulation was given the rank of lieutenant, dated 20 July 1754. He took ... Read More

William Crawford (1732-1782), brother of Valentine Crawford and husband to Hannah Vance Crawford, was, in 1755, commissioned an ensign in the company of scouts attached to the Virginia Regiment. ... Read More

William Henry Fairfax (d. 1759), the younger brother to Bryan Fairfax, went to New York in the fall of 1757 and bought an ensign’s commission in the 28th Regiment of Foot. Though Virginia governor ... Read More

Thomas Bullitt (1730-1778) served during the French and Indian War as a cadet with GW at Fort Necessity in 1754. In July of that year, he was commissioned an ensign, and was among the men later ... Read More

From 3 May 1762 to 26 Oct. 1763, GW employed William Dangerfield's (Daingerfield) slave, Guy, as a bricklayer. GW paid for Guy's room and board, but billed Dangerfield for a trowel and clothing ... Read More

Thomas Gist (b. 1735), third son of Christopher Gist, was listed as an ensign on a return of the Virginia Regiment of 12 May 1758. Gist reached the rank of lieutenant before the Virginia Regiment ... Read More

Subscribe to Ensign