Veterans Roll of Honor: RUDOLPH CONRAD
Branch of Service: North Carolina Militia
Service history: Rudolph Conrad was commissioned by the Rowan County Committee of Safety early in 1775 and made the Captain of a militia company in the Second Rowan Regiment under Colonel Christopher Beekman and Lt. Colonel Charles McDowell. In March, 1776, he led his company on the Cross Creek Expedition against Tories in the southeastern part of North Carolina. This action was part of the Moore's Creek Bridge campaign to suppress Loyalist activities in eastern North Carolina. Later, he led his company in the Cherokee expedition of General Griffith Rutherford. After Burke County was created in 1777, Rudolph Conrad continued as part of the Burke militia. In 1781, he was acting as a deputy contractor for military supplies. There is some anecdotal evidence that Rudolph and his brother Jacob participated in the Battle of the Cowpens together.
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