Independence Day

As the United States celebrates another¬†Independence Day we take a look at the Wisharts who fought in the conflict from both sides. Of the Continental Army we have the following men: RANK NAME REGIMENT Private Edward Wishart 8th Battalion, Cumberland County Militia, PA Private James Wishart 4th Virginia Brigade Private John Wishart 2nd Virginia Brigade […]

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Sophia of Leith

The following article was published in the Stamford Mercury dated Thursday 13 November 1777, and concerns the ‘taking’ of a ship named the Sophia of Leith by an American privateer. ¬†On board of course, was a Wishart….. By a letter from Halifax, in Nova Scotia, dated the 2nd September last, we hear, that the Sophia […]

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