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Edward Sherburne

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.

October 5. –Died at the American camp, near Pawling’s mill, this evening, Major Edward Sherburne, aide-de-camp to Major-General Sullivan. He received the mortal wound, of which he died, yesterday at the battle of Germantown, after having given the most striking evidence of his bravery and good conduct. He was in the severest of the fire for near two hours before he received the fatal wound which forced him from the field; and during the whole time behaved with such uncommon firmness, as the love of freedom only can inspire. This promising youth sprung from one of the most reputable families in New Hampshire, entered the service of this country, as a volunteer, at the commencement of the war, and served as such till the last campaign, when he was appointed aide-de-camp to General Sullivan, with whom he has ever since served with great credit and reputation. He was in most of the actions since the war commenced, and ever showed the same coolness and bravery which he discovered in the late action. He endured with great constancy the pains occasioned by his wound, and departed this life with a heroic firmness, which well witnessed the satisfaction he felt in suffering for his much injured country. 1


1 New York Packet, October 23.

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