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Happy Independence Day (U.S.) from the GoCertify Team

The GoCertify home office is closed in observance of the U.S. holiday Independence Day — also known as the 4th of July or July 4th — but we didn't want to leave you with nothing.

Austin Dabney fought in the American Revolutionary War.Sunday was Independence Day here in the United States. When a federal holiday falls on the weekend, the offices of GoCertify are typically closed either on the preceding Friday or the following Monday. So, well, here we are. Or rather, you know, here we aren't. We're enjoying a day off.


Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. This event energized and crystallized American resistance to British rule — which had already erupted into war on April 18, 1775 — and stands as a famous turning point in the history of the United States.


We'll return to our regular schedule of operations on Tuesday. Until then, why not enjoy this Independence Day-themed quiz about Austin Dabney, who grew up enslaved in Georgia and fought in the American Revolutionary War.


1) Who were Austin Dabney's parents?


2) How did Austin Dabney become a soldier fighting for the Colonial Army against the British?


3) How old was Austin Dabney when he joined the fighting in the American Revolutionary War?


4) What was Austin Dabney's assignment in the colonial militia?


5) What was the extent of Austin Dabney's military service?


6) When was Austin Dabney wounded in battle?


7) How did Austin Dabney escape the field of battle after being injured?


8) What was the amount of Austin Dabney's pension from the state of Georgia (later taken on by the federal government)?


9) How did Austin Dabney become a free citizen of the United States?


10) In addition to his pension, what compensation did the state of Georgia grant to Austin Dabney in recognition of his military service?