Edward Hector
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo
N 40° 04.397 W 075° 18.401
18T E 473849 N 4435936
Quick Description: "The enemy shall not have my team; I shall save my horses and myself."
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2007 7:32:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM192Y
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Private in Captain Hercules Courtney's Company, Third Pa. Artillery, Continental Line, in the Battle of Brandywine. His home was in Conshohocken. He is symbolic of the many unknown Black soldiers who served in the American Revolution, but whose race is not mentioned in muster rolls.



During the Battle of Brandywine the order was given to abandon the guns, wagons and horses and save yourself. Edward Ned Hector is reported to have said, The enemy shall not have my team; I shall save my horses and myself! He grapped up abandoned arms, threw them in his wagon, fought off pursuers and escaped with his wagon, horses and his salvaged arms.
Marker Name: Edward Hector

County: Montgomery

Date Dedicated: 09/19/1967

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: Intersection SR 3016 & 3013 (Fayette & Hector Sts.), Conshohocken

Category: African American, Military, American Revolution

Website: [Web Link]

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