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Subject: Hist. of Harvard, MA by H.S. Nourse - Harvard in Rev. War p. 337 - p. 338
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 13:58:47 EDT
The History of Harvard, Massachusetts, 1643-1732, by Henry S. Nourse,
1894. - W. J. Coulter, Printer.
List of Six Months' Men.
Name Age Height
John Oaks 22 5 ft 5 in.
Jonathan Stearns 17 5 ft 7 in.
John Atherton 18 5 ft 9 in.
Simeon Conant 18 5 ft 7 in.
Thaddeus Brown 18 5 ft 6 in.
Benjamin Hale 16 5 ft 2 in.
Jonathan Whitney 21 5 ft 6 in.
David Stone 18 5 ft 7 in.
America Hamlin 18 5 ft 8 in.
Nathaniel Hazeltine 16 5 ft 6 in.
Salmon Whitney 20 5 ft 7 in.
Jonathan Houghton 19 5 ft 8 in.
John Warner 18 5 ft 8 in.
John Scollay 17 5 ft 7 in.
Benjamin Bridges 20 5 ft 9 in.
Oliver Haskell 22 5 ft 4 in.
Abijah Cole 17 5 ft. 9 in.
Manassah Stow 23 5 ft 7 in.
Joel Whitney 17 5 ft 10 in.
[Massachusetts Archives, Revolutionary Rolls, XXXV, 195; XXV. 230; IV, 125,
p.338 Harvard in the Revolutionary War.
The following men of Harvard served at West Point from September to November
1781 in the company of Captain Nathaniel Wright and the Regiment of Colonel
[Massachusetts Archives, Revolutionary Rolls, XXIV 119-120.]
Not only were the militia called upon to go beyond the state line for
emergencies, but there were frequent details for guard duty within the
following is a copy of one order for such detail in 1778: -
Harvard, March 21, 1778.
To Captain David Nurse.
In consequence of orders I Received from General Warner, he having Received
the General Court of this State baring (sic) dait (sic) of the 9 of this
Instant and I
am ordered to detach 16 men out of my Reg. non-commissioned officers and
to do duty at or near Boston till the 2nd day of July next unless sooner
quota is four men which you are to detach from your company without delay,
said men to be
equipped with arms and ammonition according to law and to be at headquarters
at Boston on
the 2nd day of April next without fail - there to receive further order & it
that if any noncommissioned officer or private soldier so drafted as
neglect or refuse to march in consequence hereof he shall hire an
able-bodied man in his
room (place) or pay a fine of ten pounds within twenty-four hours or shall
as a soldier in that detachment and ye Captain or commanding officer of the
cause others to be drafted instead of those who pay their fines; or other
men to be hired
with said fines and you make Return of your doings and the names of the men
You are ordered to view the arms of both Lists and their acotrements and see
that they are
Complete according to Law and at a minutes warning and make Return of the
number you have on Both Lists of men: and their arms and their equipments:
these Returns must be made to me by the 20th Day of this Instant without fail.
Yours to Serve - J. Whitney, Colonel.
These men answering a similar requisition from Harvard were serving from
December 31, 1778, in Colonel Nathan Sparhawk's regiment near Boston, with
[Massachusetts Archives, Revolutionary Rolls, XXI, 125.]
To be continued p. 339 - Continental Service
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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