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|Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2008 07:42 am||
I knew nothing of the exploits of Captain Tryon, so I decided to look into him.
His monument says that he fought in the Revolutionary War.
Capt Moses Tryon (1750 - 1817) - Find A Grave Memorial
When I looked him up on my naval officers list, the first entry was his commission as captain on 16 September 1798. The next entry says: "Discharged under the Peace Establishment Act, date unknown." Hmmm..
The naval officers list also shows a George Tryon, who was made a midshipman on 11 September 1799. It then says: "Last appearance on Records of Navy Department 3 October 1799." Perhaps George was the son of Moses. He seems to have had a very short career.
The Peace Establishment Act was basically a reduction in the size of the military instituted by President Jefferson. I knew that it applied to the Army, but apparently the Navy was effected as well.
Republicanizing the Army
Your last entry I took to read that Captain Tryon commanded the USS CONNECTICUT. I wondered which ship it was, so I checked it out.
Moses was right in the middle of the undeclared naval war with France. But I have no clue what he did in the Revolutionary War.
You have some very interesting relatives.