Ceremony to mark grave of Revolutionary War general

Dingman. This event will take place June 22 at Milford Cemetery.

| 04 Jun 2024 | 01:43

The Nebraska and South Dakota Societies of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will hold a ceremony to mark the grave of Gen. Daniel Brodhead at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Milford Cemetery in Dingman Township.

DAR representatives from Nebraska and South Dakota will be joined by the those from Pennsylvania and Missouri along with descendants of Brodhead to dedicate a bronze marker. Sisters and descendants of Brodhead in Nebraska and South Dakota helped form the DAR State Societies in the 1890s.

In 1776, the newly formed Pennsylvania legislature commissioned Brodhead as Lt. Colonel with instructions to raise a rifle company. During the American Revolution, he served mostly with the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment at the Battle of Long Island, Valley Forge and Fort Pitt, among others. In 1781, he was commissioned a general and continued to serve until the end of the war. A September 1783 congressional resolution commissioned him the rank of brevet brigadier general.

Following his military career, Brodhead engaged in civil service with his highest position being surveyor general, a position he held for 11 years. In 1800, Brodhead retired to Milford.

Contact Marcia K. Shavlik at mks345@yahoo.com if you plan to attend the ceremony. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

About DAR
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a women’s service organization whose members trace their lineage to an individual who contributed to securing the country’s independence during the Revolutionary War. With over 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the U.S. and abroad, members annually provide millions of hours of volunteer service to their local communities across the world. For more information, visit dar.org.