Andrew Gallup (1761 - 1853)

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Andrew Gallup - Militia State Troops (Capt. William Latham's Matross Company, 8th Connecticut Militia Regiment, stationed at Fort Griswold) Wounded, Age 20, Later had wife & 6 children. _____

"Andrew Gallup, a soldier belonging to the garrison wounded with a musket ball through the hip & groin wounding the main tendon of the thigh whereby he is much disabled in walking & like exercises"

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris  p.l 130

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"Andrew Gallup an artilleryman of the regular garrison was while working his gun before the capture struck by a musket ball coming through the embrasure and passing through his hip He says he would have had another shot at the British if the boy who was bringing the cartridge from the magazine had not been killed and himself hit before another could pick up and bring along the charge Then he was taken away from his post at the gun laid helpless on the ground out of the way facing the north gate and saw while lying thus the enemy march in through the gateway and Colonel Ledyard advance to meet the officer at the head of the column to whose inquiry Who commands this post Ledyard replied I have but you do now at the same time presenting his sword by the point The officer seized and instantly drove it through him Gallup quite naturally remarked whenever he told it I d have given anything in the world to have been on my feet for a minute then He was afterwards stabbed with a bayonet as he lay helpless on the ground the point striking a rib glanced to one side around his body making a long but not deep wound leaving a large scar also stabbed in the arm He was one of those who were put in the wagon and chanced to be near the bottom but recovered though pieces of bone came out of the wound in the hip for years He died March 16th 1853 nearly ninety two years old having been born in June 1761 He was descended from John Gallop one of the commanders with John Mason Jr both of whom were killed in the King Phillip war and on his mother's side from John Mason a sword of whom he received from his mother's brother Andrew Mason a son of Nehemiah Mason who was third in the line of direct descent from the famous John the exterminator of the Pequots

Three of his children are living with two of whom I have conversed They quite agreed in their accounts though it so happened I saw them separately"

The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris  p. 224-5

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Gravestone Inscription:

IN

Memory of

ANDREW GALLUP

who died

Mar. 16.1853

aged 91 years

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Andrew Gallup's Timeline

1761
January 26, 1761
1853
March 16, 1853
Age 92