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Subject: Hist. of Harvard, Mass. by Nourse - Harvard in the Rev. War p.331 - p. 332
Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 16:24:11 EDT
The History of Harvard, Massachusetts, 1643-1732, by Henry S. Nourse,
1894. - W. J. Coulter, Printer.
Harvard, Massachusetts in the Revolutionary War.
A request from the Continental Congress for five thousand militia to aid the
operations of the armies in New York, resulted in a resolve of the General
June 25, 1776, offfering a bounty of three pounds to each volunteer, with an
ance of eighteen shillings if he furnished his own arms and accoutrements,
of enlistment ending December 1st.
Captain Jabez Keep.
The quota of Harvard was thirty-six men and as Capt. Jabez Keep marched with
two men on July 22nd to join the regiment of Col. Jonathan Smith, the
probably was furnished. Unfortunately no Roll of the company is known to
regiment was attached to the brigade of General John Fellows, at New York,
an encounter with the Hessians at Kip's Bay, September 15th, was quickly
fled in disorder from the field.
John McCoy, Harvard, killed Sept. 15th, 1776.
It participated in later battles of the campaign with more credit. John
Harvard, doubtless one of Captain Keep's men, was killed September 17th,
to the Town records.
July 10, 1776, two regiments were raised for eight months' service by
every twenty-fifth man of the Train Band
p.332 Harvard in the Revolutionary War.
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Haskell,
Grandson of Henry Haskell 1.
and Alarm Lists. One of the battalions was commanded by Colonel Nicholas
and located at Dorchester Heights for most of the term of enlistment. The
Colonel of the regiment was Henry Haskell, at that time a resident at
He was a grandson of the first Henry Haskell of Still River. In this
under Captain Manasseh Sawyer of Lancaster were these soldiers of Harvard:
Serg. Daniel Laughton
Corp. Reuben Conant
[Massachusetts Archives, Revolutionary Rolls, III and XXVI, passim.]
Samuel Farnsworth and Joseph Farnsworth served with Capt. John Hartwell of
and Benjamin Warner with Captain Bangs.
In a regiment of militia commanded by Col. James Converse of Brookfield,
Hill and Lieut. Simon Cooper are found serving at Tarrytown and Dobb's
Ferry, but no
rolls of their men are extant.
Capt. David Nurse of Bolton led a company of sixty four men to service "in
from December 12, 1776 to March 26, 1777. From his papers it is ascertained
twenty-nine of his men were from Harvard; and Lieut. Davis receipted to the
"their Continental wages, sauce and mileage and prize money: Two hundred
pounds, twelve shillings and three pence."
April 2, 1777: -
Lieut. Ephraim Davis
Serg. Simeon Willard
Corp. Philemon Priest
Corp. Charles Warner
Corp. Levi Fairbank
James Burt, Carpenter.
William Burt, Carpenter.
Phineas Warner, Carpenter.
Oliver Willard, Carpenter.
Jeremiah Bridge, Teamster.
Joseph Blanchard, Teamster.
Joseph Fry, Teamster.
Jabez Keep, Teamster.
William Stevens - died.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
To be continue p. 333 - Short Service Enlistments Continued.
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