Nathaniel Ramsey

War Hero

Birthday May 1, 1741

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Maryland

DEATH DATE Oct 23, 1817 (76)

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Delegate to the Colonial Congress of the Confederation who joined the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

Before Fame

He was a delegate to his state's 1775 convention on the topic of colonial independence.


He held a defensive line at the Battle of Monmouth against overwhelming odds.

Family Life

His brother-in-law, Charles Willson Peale, painted portraits of many of the leading figures of the American Revolution.

Associated With

He served under the command of General George Washington, who personally asked him to hold back the British until Washington's army arrived.