The Story of Billey Talley
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Billey Talley enlisted in the Revolutionary War as a private in 1776 and was sent with the 5th Virginia Regiment under Colonel Scott to Philadelphia. At that time, the British occupied New York. Billy fought in the battles of Germantown and Brandywine; wintered at Valley Forge with the troops under General Washington, and was discharged in February of 1778 after serving two years. He returned to his home to be married in Henrico County.
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