Where are they now?

As written in this note, Richard Mansergh St. George’s mother Mary saved her son’s uniform and hat that he wore at the Battle of Germantown in 1777. She kept them in a trunk as relics of his service and sacrifice: “In this Box or Trunk are the shirt hat and cloaths &c which Capt M St George my dear son had on him the day he received the dangerous wound in his head by a musket Bullet in an action with the Rebels the 4th of October 1777 at Germantown about five miles from Philadelphia.” The current location of the trunk is unknown, but it may still survive. This note sets the stage for another great detective story.

Written by Mary St. George Mansergh
Paper, Ink
Private Collection