The Col. James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held a grave side marking ceremony on Saturday morning, June 8th at the Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA for a Revolutionary War Patriot John Schultz. He was a member of a small group of rifle marksmen known as the "Dutch Mess". These local men of the Winchester area served with Gen. Daniel Morgan and where "His riflemen and loyal protectors in war. His companions and friends in peace". Immediately following at the same location was the dedication of the new monument to the members of the "Dutch Mess". As noted on the monument, there are six Patriots buried there.
Color Guard Members and dignitaries from other SAR Chapters as well as DAR chapters assisted in the ceremonies and the presentation of the chapter wreaths.
photo 1: Color Guard salute L-R Patrick Corey (drummer), Marc Robinson, Bill Schwetke, Kelly Ford, Brett Osborn, Eric Robinson, Paul Christensen.
photo 2: SAR Color Guard members and dignitaries representing: Col. James Wood II Chapter, Fort Harrison Chapter, Col. William Greyson Chapter, Culpeper Minutemen Chapter, Fairfax Resolves Chapter, Fort Loudoun Chapter DAR, John Alexander DAR. Also attending were Pastor Michael Evans and Rich Venskoske from the Centenary Reformed Church which owns the section of land where these six Patriots are buried
photo 3: Color Guard Members and dignitaries assisting with the service.
photo 4: "Dutch Mess" monument
Submitted by William D. Wood