Guarding West Point


This illustrated family record, drawn by William Murray in 1804, records the family of William Potter, a Revolutionary War soldier. Potter, from Upton, Massachusetts, served for six months as a private in Col. James Wessen’s regiment at West Point, New York. He received a pension of $49.75 a year for his service. His children filed this record to support their claim for an increased survivor’s pension.

National Archives, Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs


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