04 Jun 2021 near Amissville, VA
Today two Culpeper Minutemen Chapter compatriots, including President Charles Jameson, joined with six members of the Fauquier Court House Chapter, DAR, to survey the Patriot Peter Hitt cemetery and cabin in Fauquier County, near Amissville. The goal is for the DAR to mark the grave of Peter Hitt and for the DAR and SAR to help the Germanna Foundation, which owns the land, to fence off the cemetery and restore the Peter Hitt home. The grave of Peter Hitt was previously marked by the SAR and still has an SAR marker.
Peter Hitt's grandfather, also Peter Hitt, emigrated from Germany as one of the original Germanna settlers. Peter's father, also Peter Hitt, was born in Germantown, Stafford County (now Fauquier) where Peter was also born in about 1756. In August of 1777 Peter enlisted in Elias Edmund's company of artillery. During the Battle of Camden, August 16, 1780, Peter was wounded and taken prisoner and not released until the end of the war. Peter is the patriot ancestor of five SAR compatriots.
There is a lot of work to be done on this historic site and the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter is looking to work on this with the local DAR chapter and the Germanna Foundation.