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Defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781. Wounded in action.
"...William Seymour of Hartford, a volunteer in the fort, was wounded by a musket ball which entered into and passed through the joint of the knee fracturing & breaking the bones in such manner as that the greatest part of the substance of the knee joint separated and issued out. In this condition he, for about three weeks, suffered the moft severe pain & distress when no other means could be thought of to save his life amputation was performed & his limb taken off about halfway between the knee & body, and after a long languishing confinement, he is reftored to a considerable degree of health though wholly disabled from performing any considerable exercises or following any considerable business." source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris, p. 132
"...I recollect Captain William Seymour, a volunteer from Hartford, had thirteen bayonet wounds, although his knee had previously been shattered by a ball, so much so, that it was obliged to be amputated the next day." source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris, p. 53
Yale College, 1779