The Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was fought between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies that chose to break from royal rule.
In 1776, the colonies created a new nation known as the United States of America leading to war with Britain. While no Revolutionary War battles were fought in what is now Sauk County, we do have one tie to this war. John Greenslit was a former Revolutionary War solider who is buried in a cemetery in Dellona Township.
John Greenslit enlisted as a private in the Connecticut State Troop on September 1, 1782 at the age of 15.He served one year under the command of Captain Benjamin Durkee and was stationed at Forts Trumbull and Griswold.He was discharged on September 1, 1783.
John Greenslit was born on June 5, 1767 at Hampton, CT.John and his wife Salome Pitts Greenslit came to Dellona in 1855/56 to join two of their eight children, Henry and Stephen.
John Greenslit died on April 1, 1856, at the age of 89.Salome died in April 1860 at the age or 94.
There are 45 Revolutionary War Veterans known to be buried in Wisconsin.John Greenslit is the only one buried in Sauk County.