- Anthony Walton White
Anthony Walton White (July 7, 1750 – February 10, 1803) was a cavalry officer in the
Continental Armyduring the American Revolutionary War.
Anthony W. White was the son of Anthony White. His great grandfather was Anthony White I, a royalist, who, after the execution of Charles I, emigrated to
Bermudaand became connected with the government of the islands, of which his son, Anthony White II, and grandson, Leonard White, were chief justices. Anthony White III moved to the United Statesfrom Bermudaand married Elizabeth Morris, the daughter of Governor Lewis Morris of New Jersey.
White received his education under the immediate direction of his father. At the age of twenty-five, his time was employed in study and in assisting his father in the management of his large estates. In October 1775, he obtained a commission as major and
aide-de-campto General George Washington.
On February 9, 1776, White was commissioned by the
Continental Congressas the lieutenant colonel of the 3rd New Jersey Regiment. He was actively engaged in the service in the North until 1780, being successively appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Continental Light Dragoonsin the Continental army, February 13, 1777, lieutenant colonel commandant of the 1st Continental Light Dragoons, December 10, 1779, and colonel, February 16, 1780. At that time, he was ordered by General Washington to take command of all the cavalryin the southern army, and, upon his own personal credit, equipped two regiments with which to operate against Lord Cornwallisin South Carolina.
On May 6, 1780, with the remnant of Maj. Benjamin Huger's cavalry, he crossed the
Santee Riverand captured a small party of British, but while waiting at Lanneau's Ferryto recross the river, he was surprised and defeated by Col. Banastre Tarleton. White and many of his troops were taken prisoner. In 1781 he was ordered to join the army under Lafayette in Virginia, and on his march to that state had several successful encounters with Colonel Tarleton.
White was present with General
Anthony Waynein the movement before Savannah on May 21, 1782; and, on the evacuation of that place, returned to Charleston, South Carolina, where he became security for the debts of the officers and men of his regiments, who were in want of almost all the necessaries of life. These debts he was subsequently obliged to pay at enormous sacrifices of his own property, and, on returning to the North at the close of the war, his financial ruin was completed by entering into speculation at the persuasion of military friends.
In 1793 White moved from New York, where he had resided for about ten years, to his native town. In the following year was appointed by President Washington as a brigadier general of cavalry in the expedition against the insurgents of the
Whiskey Rebellion, serving under General Henry Lee.
General White died at a comparatively early age, and was buried in the grounds of Christ Church Episcopal Churchyard in
New Brunswick, New Jersey. His grandson was Anthony Walton White Evans.
*Anna W. Woodhull, "Memoir of Brigadier-General Anthony Walton White", 1882
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