The Brittain Brantley Letter

 In 1778 Brittain Brantley was serving in the Revolution in a place in south Georgia and near the Savannah River.   From there he wrote his wife, Elizabeth (Bass) Brantley, who was then residing with the children in Virginia.   On March 3, 1779, Brittain was killed in battle at the "Battle of Brier Creek" in southeast Georgia.  This letter was later used to show his service as a Revolutionary War soldier and is on file in Richmond Virginia.   The letter was very difficult to read, but was reconstructed in calligraphy on parchment paper.  Brittain was the son of James Brantley and was an apparent brother of John Brantley of Nash County, NC and others in Halifax County, NC.


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