The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: December 27

WILLIAMSBURG, December 27, 1776.
Died, in the prime of life, at his own house in Dinwiddie, the 20th day of December instant, FRANK EPPES, Esq; Colonel of the 2d regiment of Virginia forces. In him the public have lost a brave and active commander, his acquaintance a fast and steady friend, and society an upright, guileless, honest man. --- May his aged mother, and only daughter, who lament so great a loss, find consolation in reflecting that he contracted the disorder of which he died by his noble exertions in the cause of liberty, and the defence of his country.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) December 27, 1776

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Lieutenant Colonel Eppes was mortally wounded at the Battle of Long Island (NY) in late August 1776.

Sources: Minnis

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