Dragoons commanded huge power upon the battlefield at the time because of their ability to incite fear in opposing infantrymen. "The shock of a cavalry charge often proved decisive in gaining a victory," is a description offered by the United States National Park Service. John Storm was born in Latimore Township, Pennsylvania, and died in Greene County, Indiana.
He served under Captains Ballard Smith and Thomas Boyer in the 1st Virginia Regiment, beginning in 1780.
Later in 1781, John Storm served under Captain Robert Morrows in Colonel William Washington"s regiment of Continental dragoons.