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A light dragoon from the American Revolution.

John Storm (February 3, 1760[1] – December 13, 1835[1]) was a revolutionary war soldier who notably served as a dragoon under Colonel William Washington in the American Revolutionary War.[1] Dragoons commanded huge power upon the battlefield at the time because of their ability to incite fear in opposing infantrymen. "The shock of a cavalry charge often proved decisive in gaining a victory," is a description offered by the United States National Park Service.[2]

John Storm was born in Latimore Township, Pennsylvania, and died in Greene County, Indiana.[1] He served under Captains Ballard Smith and Thomas Boyer in the 1st Virginia Regiment, beginning in 1780.[1] Later in 1781, John Storm served under Captain Robert Morrows in Colonel William Washington's regiment of Continental dragoons.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 John Storm's Pension Record. September 24, 1831. First-hand account. Held at the National Archives in Washington D.C.
  2. Dragoon Description. United States National Park Service. Accessed December 29, 2006.

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