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Subject: Hist. of Harvard, MA by H. S. Nourse, 1894 - Harvard in Rev. War - p.334 - p.335
Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 15:05:43 EDT
The History of Harvard, Massachusetts, 1643-1732, by Henry S. Nourse,
1894. - W. J. Coulter, Printer.
Col. Nathaniel Wade & Company of Nathan Fisher.
In the regiment of Colonel Nathaniel Wade and the company of Captain Nathan
Corp. Phineas Warner
William Sanderson, Jr.
Jonas Whitney, Jr.
[Massachusetts Archives, Revolutionary Rolls, LV, 56 and XLII, 50.]
In 1779, Harvard furnished seven two-months' men who served in October and
November under Colonel John Jacobs in the company of Captain David Moore of
Bolton. These soldiers participated in the re-occupation of Rhode Island,
hastily abandoned by the British forces October 25: -
p.335 Rhode Island Campaigns.
Serg. John Hill
[Massachusetts Archives, Revolutionary Rolls, III.9.]
The rolls of short-service recruits sent to Rhode Island in 1780, during the
encampment of the French troops there, are not discovered, but in 1781 the
following Harvard soldiers served for three months in the company of Captain
David Moore of Bolton and the regiment of Lieut. Col. Enoch Hallet:
[Massachusetts Archives, Revolutionary Rolls, XXI, 61.]
In December at Butt's Hill, with Captain Joseph Elliott in the regiment
of Colonel William Furnas, were: -
[Massachusetts Archives, Revolutionary Rolls, 11, 13.]
In July, 1777, the Massachusetts Council of War, suddenly aware of New
England's peril if the victorious progress of Burgoyne was not stayed,
hurriedly sent heavy re-enforcements of militia to aid Gen. Benjamin
Lincoln, who was then harassing the rear of the invading army. Colonel
Josiah Whitney, on July 27th, ordered a draft of one-sixth of the train-
ing bands and alarm lists in his regiment to march at once to Bennington
with six days' rations and on August 2, ordered one-half of the militia
to follow with eight days' rations. The roll of the second Harvard de-
tachment is not found. In the first there were these Harvard men who
marched July 30th, serving with the regiment of Colonel Job Cushing:
Capt. Hezekiah Whitney
Serg. James Burt
Serg. William Haskell
Corp. Gabriel Priest
[Massachusetts Archives, Revolutionary Rolls, 25 & 36.]
To be continued p. 336 - Companies of Capts. John Drury & Ephraim Stearns of
Col. Ezra Wood's Regt. at Ticonderoga.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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