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Military History of Ebenezer Denny  (3/11/1761 - 7/21/1822)

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  Lt. Ebenezer Denny (1761-1822), was the first mayor of the incorporated city of Pittsburgh (elected 1816).

Present at the Yorktown surrender, he carried his regiment's standard as they took possession of a British Fort, but "on entering the fort, Baron von Steuben, who accompanied us, took the standard from me and planted it himself." (Denny's journal)
 
 
Lieutenant Ebenezer Denny
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  Officer History
 
  Date   Rank   Unit   Military Action   Position   Status
  21 Jul 1780   Ensign   1st Pennsylvania Regiment   Blockhouse - Bergen Heights    
 
  4 Aug 1780   Ensign   1st Pennsylvania Regiment        
 
  Sep 1780   Ensign   7th Pennsylvania Regiment        
 
  Dec 1780 - Jun 1781   Ensign   7th Pennsylvania Regiment   Morristown Encampment, 1780    
 
  1 Jan 1781   Ensign   4th Pennsylvania Regiment        
 
  15 May 1781 - 14 Dec 1782   First Lieutenant   4th Pennsylvania Regiment   Southern Campaign    
 
  23 May 1781   First Lieutenant   4th Pennsylvania Regiment        
 
  6 Jul 1781   First Lieutenant   4th Pennsylvania Regiment   Green Spring / Jamestown    
 
  6-17 Oct 1781   First Lieutenant   4th Pennsylvania Regiment   Yorktown    
 
  Jan - Nov 1782   First Lieutenant   4th Pennsylvania Regiment   Carolina Campaign    
 
  1 Jan 1783   First Lieutenant   4th Pennsylvania Regiment       Regimental Paymaster  
 
  Nov 1783   First Lieutenant   1st Pennsylvania Regiment         Retired
 
 
  Post-War Offices Held
 
  Date From   Date To   Office Name   Notes
  1796   1803   Commissioner, Allegheny County, PA  
 
  1804   1812   Treasurer, Allegheny County, PA  
 
  9 July 1816   1820   Mayor, Pittsburgh, PA  
 

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