"In spite of (his) gallant services the committee reported adversely because of some technicality; but as the old hero had then been dead two years he was probably not very deeply affected or disappointed by the decision." The black humor of this transcript from a February 4, 1842, meeting of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims describes the committee’s lukewarm recognition of James McCrory’s military service during the Revolutionary War. It also highlights the general lack of recognition that has dogged one of Alabama’s most illustrious Revolutionary War heroes.
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