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338 adjutant-general's report.

John Moore, Lieutenant.
Perley Williams, "
James Gould, "

The Second, or Col. Eeid's Regiment, for 1777-78-79,
George Reid, Colonel.*
Nathan Hale, Colonel.
George Reid, Major and Lieut. Colonel.
Wiuborn Adams, Major and Lieut. Colonel.
Benjamin Whitcomb, Captain and Major.
Benjamin Titcomb, Captain and Major.
Jer. Fogg, Paymaster, Capt. and Aid-de-eamp.
William Parker, Surgeon.
Robert R. Henry, "
William Wood, Surgeon's Mate.
Richard Brown, Quartermaster.
Daniel Gookin, Sergt. Major and Ensign.
Jonathan Downing, Sergt. Major.
Theophilus Colby, Quartermaster Sergeant.
George Aldrich, Captain.
James Carr, "

Frederic M. Bell, "

Jolm Drew, "

Caleb Robinson, "

Elijah Clayes,

*Col. George Keid was of Londonderry, the son of James Eoid, and
was born in 1738. He was captain of a company of minute men in 1775,
and marched with his company to Medford, upon the news from Lexing-
ton, and joined Gen. Stark's regiment. He took an honorable part in the
battle of Bunljer Hill, continued with the army, and .January 1, 1770, was
commissioned as captain in the Continental army. In the Spring of 1777,
upon the reorganization of the New-Hampshire Kegiments, in conse-
quence of Poor's promotion and Stark's resignation, he was made Lieuten-
ant Colonel of the " 2d New-Hampshire Kegiment," Nathan Hale, Colonel,
and in the summer following, when Col. Hale was taken prisoner at Hub-
bardton, he succeeded him in command of the regiment, and continued
its colonel till 1781. He was brigadier-general in the New-Hampshir^
Militia, in 1785, and as such, in 178G, led a portion of his command, by
order of President Sullivan, against the rebels in arms against the Legis-
lature, in session at Exeter. In 1791 Gen. Eeid was appointed high-sher-
ift' of the county of Eockingham. He died in September, 1815, being 82
vears of age. — Parker's History of Londonderry.

MILITARY HISTORY — 1623 TO 1861. 339

"William Rowell, Lieutenant and Captain.

Enoch Chase, " "

Moses Diistin, ■" "

Thomas Lyford, Lieutenant.

Jonas Butterfield, "

I^athan Taylor, "

Joseph Potter, "

Samuel Bradford, "

Thomas Hardy, '*

Ebenezer Light, "

Samuel Cherrj^ **

Peletiah Whittemore, "

ISToah Robinson, j"

Michael Hoyt, "

David Gilman, "

William M. Bell, Ensign and Lieutenant

Samuel Adams, " "

Luke Woodbury, " "

Oeo. P. Frost, " "

William Taggart, " "

Joshua Merrow, Ensign.

David Forsyth, "

Caleb Blodgett, Private, Sergeant and Ensign.

George Burnham, Sergeant and Ensign.

William Twombly, " "

Thomas Chellis, " "

M, or OjL ScammeVs Regiment for 1777-78-79.

Alexander Scammel, Colonel.

Enoch Poor,* Colonel and Brig. General.

* Gen. Enoch Poor was from Exeter, where he had been a successful
shipbuilder. He was the son of Thomas Poor, of Andover, Ms. At the
commencement of the Kevolution he had a vessel upon the stocks, a large
number of men in his employment, and was a man of sound judgment, and
popular ; hence his appointment, as he could readily raise a regiment, and
could command one when raised. His mechanical skill kept him from
participating in the battle of Bunker Hill, as he and a portion of his men
were emploj^ed in building fire-rafts at Exeter, for use in case the British
fleet should attempt to burn Portsmouth. He was at Winter Hill until the
evacuation of Boston by the British. He went to Canada with Sullivan,

340 adjutant-general's report.

Henry Dearborn, Major and Lieut. Colonel.

Andrew Colburn, Lieut. Colonel.

James Norris, Captain and Major.

Nicholas Gilman, Adjutant and Captain.

Israel Evans, Chaplain.

Jacob Hall, Surgeon.

Ivory Ilovey, "

Francis Wainwright, Surgeon's Mate.

Isaac Smith, " "

Edmund Chadwick, " "

Jos. Blanchard, Qr. M., Lieut, and Paymaster.

Dudley L. Chase, Ensign and Quartermaster.

William Weeks, Paymaster.

Benjamin Stone, Captain.

Zachariah Beale, "

Michael McClary, "

Daniel Livermore, "

Richard Weare, "

Isaac Frye, "

and was made a brigadier by Congress, in 1777, which fact caused the re-
signation of Col Stark. In the fall of that year he fought his brigade in
those battles that caused the downfall of Burgoyne. In 1779 he had the
honor of being detached by Gen. Washington, under Sullivan, to join the
expedition against the Indians of the Genesee country, and fought and
gained the battle of Newton, that broke the power of those haughty tribes.
In 1780, at the request of Gen. LaFayette, Gen. Poor was appointed to
command the brigade of light infantry in his command, and it is no small
tribute to his memory, and that of another gallant soldier and friend, that
the Marquis, when last in this country, at a public entertainment given in
his honor, should have proposed as his sentiment on the occasion : " The
memories of Light Infantry Poor and Yorktown Scammel." His last com-
mand was under LaFayette, for, being in Hackensack, New-Jersey, he
died, September 8, 1781, in the forty-third year of his age. It was report-
ed that he died of an attack of bilious fever, but this was not true. He
was killed in a duel with a French officer, and the falsehood as to the
cause of his death was promulgated as a matter of public policy. Gen.
Poor was so beloved by his troops, and so popular with the army
generally, that it was thought if the cause of his death were known, a
fearful collision might be the consequence betwixt the American and
French troops. The truth as to his death was not promulgated until after
LaFayette's last visit to America, and is not now generally known. A
handsome monument has been erected to his memory at Hackensack, by
citizens, admirers of his character as a man and a soldier.

MILITARY HISTORY — 1623 TO 1861. 341

James Grray, Captain.

William Ellis, "

William Scott, "

Daniel McGregor, Lieutenant and Captain.

William A. Hawkins, " "

Adna Pennyman, Lieutenant.

John Dennet, "

Amos Co! burn, "

Thomas Simpson, "

Joseph Hilton, "

Amos Webster, "

Ezekiel Goodale, "

Joseph Thomas, "

Andrew McGaftey, "

Benjamin Ellis, "

John Nesmith, "

Nathaniel Gil man, "

Jonathan Cass, Ensign and Lieutenant.

Joseph Boynton, " "

mthan Hoit, " "

Nathaniel Leavitt, " "

John Eaton, Ensign.

Samuel Leiman, "

Joseph Facey, "

Archibald Stark, f "

In the summer of 1778, a French fleet was sent upon
our coast to operate against the British, then in possession
of Rhode-Island. While the French Admiral was to
operate against them sea-ward. General Sullivan* was to

f Archibald Stark, the youngest brother of Gen. John Stark. After the
war he settled as a farmer in Dunbarton.

*Gen. John Sullivan was the son of John Sullivan (or O'SuUivan, as
the name was formerly written) and was born in Dover, in 1741, in that
part of it now Somersworth, where his father lived at the time, and was
engaged in teaching school. He took the sole charge of the education
of his children, and lived to see them in honorable positions in life, one
the President of New-Hampshire, and the other the Governor of Massa-
chusetts. John commenced the practice of law at Durham, his place of
residence until his death. He was major of the 2d regiment of New-

342 adjutant-general's report.

attack them on the laud. New-Hampshire furnished
a brigade of troops for the occasion, under command of
Gen. Whipple. The rolls of the officers of his brigade
were as follows :

Hampshire Militia in 1772, and in 1774 assisted Pickering, Langdon, and
others, in taking Port William and Mary, at the mouth of Piscataqua
harbor, for which act he was dismissed from his office of major by Gov.
'\Ventworth. He at that time had command of a volunteer company at
Durham, that met regularly for drill, anticipating the difficulties that soon
followed. In this year he was a delegate to the General Congress. In
1775 he was again a delegate to Congress, and on the 22d of June was
appointed by that body a brigadier general in the army of the Revolution.
He commanded the troops stationed upon "Winter Hill, and when the Con-
necticut troops determined to leave, his popularity' and energy in a great
measure filled their places with thirty-one full companies of patriot volun-
teers from New-Hampshire. July 29, 1776, he was appointed by Congress
a major general. August 26, the same year, he was taken prisoner on
Long Island, was exchanged in October, and forthwith sent to Canada, ■
where he took command of the army after the death of Gen. Thomas.
In 1777 he distinguished himself at the battle of Erandywine and Ger-
mantown. In August, he commanded the American Army in Rhode-
Island, and after the French admiral failed to cooperate with him in
attacking the British, he was forced to retreat, which he did without loss,
and was approved by Congress. The next year, he was appointed to the
command of the expedition into the Indian countries, and accomplished
the object of the expedition, which was to chastize the enemy and lay
waste their country. This he did effectiuilly. For this general destruction
of their crops, orchards, and the like, for his manner of conducting the
campaign in other particulars, — such as the discharge of cannon when
encamped, huzzaing, &c., he received much abuse from his enemies, both
in and out of Congress. But he only followed the written instructions
of Washington in these particulars. Gen. Sullivan considered himself
injured and resigned his commission. It is much to his credit that his
love for Washington was so great that he never hinted that he only follow-
ed the orders of that General in the particulars for which he was mainly
abused, as being vandal and ujirnilitary. New-Hampshire, and the coun-
try at large, still honored him. In 1780 ho was appointed agent to settle
the bounds betwixt this State and New- York, and a delegate to Congress,
and was again a member of Congress in 1781. In 1782 be was appointed
by the Legislature to command the troops being raised to march to Ver-
mont, and in June of that year was appointed attorney-general of the
State. Upon the adoption of the new Constitution by this State, he was
reappointed attorney-general, Dec. 25, 1784, and major general of the mili-
tia. In 1786 and 1787 he was chosen president of the Slate. In 1788 he
was speaker of the House of Representatives in New-Hampshire, and
president of the Convention that ratified the Constitution of the United

MILITARY HISTORY — 1623 TO 1861. 343

Gen. Whipple, s Staff-Roll.
"William Whipple, Brigadier General.
Katluiniel Peabody, Adjutant | , ^^ ^^j^^^^^^

General ot the N. H. Mihtia,j
John Samuel Sherburne,! Brigade jSIajor.

Slates. In 1789 he was elector of President, and in March of the same
year was elected President of the State for the third time. In September,
1789, he was appointed judge of the district court of New-Hampshire by
Gen. Washington, which office he held until his death, which took place
Jan. 23, 1795, at the age of 54 years.— iV. If. Sjjy.— Washington's Orders.—
John Farmer.

* Nathaniel PeabDdy was the son of Dr. Jacob Peabody, and was born
at Topsfield, Ms., March 1, 1741. His mother was Susanna, daughter of
the Kev. John Eogers, of Boxford, Ms. Nathaniel moved to Plaistow,
this State, when about twenty years old, and entered upon the practice of
medicine. He soon entered upon public life. At the age of thirty he was
a justice of the court of sessions. Oct. 27, 1774, he was appointed lieu-
tenant colonel commanding the 7th Regiment New-Hampshire Militia,
and in December following was one of the leaders in the party that, head-
ed by Capt. Thomas Pickering, took Fort William and Mary, for which
offense he was turned out of office by Gov. Wentworth. He was for
many years a representative from the district of Atkinson and Plaistow,
and Jan. 10, 1776, was elected one of the Committee of Safety, and July
19, 1777, appointed adjutant general of the State. Some months after, he
was appointed, jointly with Gen, Blanchard, of Dunstable, to perform the
duties of attorney general. March 25, 1779, he was elected a delegate to
the Continental Congress. In 1780 he was upon a Congnsssional Commit-
tee to visit " Head Quarters," and correct abuses in the army. The 14th
of December, 1784, he was appointed a justice of the court of common
pleas, and the year following, June 21, a delegate to Congress. The for-
mer office he did not accept, and he did not act as a delegate. March 25,
1785, he was appointed brigadier-general of the Light Horse; in 1790-91,
was a senator from the county of Rockingham, and one of a committee to
revise the laws of the State. In 1793, he was speaker of the House of
Representatives, and March 27, of the same year, was appointed major
general of the 1st division of New-Hampshire Militia. He died June 27^
1823, in the 83d year of his age.

f John Samuel Sherburne was of Portsmouth, and a descendant of Henry
Sherburne, who came to Piscataqua in 1631, in the employment of Capt.
John Mason, the original proprietor of the Province. He lost a leg in
this campaign, on the 29th of August, as appears by the following entry
in the "Invalid Account" of New-Hampshire against the United States:
" Sept. 19, 1783. Paid Maj. John Samuel Sherburne, lost one
leg the 29th August, 1778, for his half pay from October 11,
1778, to Jan. 1, 1782, is 38 months, 19 days, at £7 10s. £289 15s. Od."
He was subsequently a member of congress, and judge of the United
States Court for the District of New-Hampshire.

344 adjutant-general's report.

Nathaniel Garfield, Brigade Quartermaster.
Prince "Whipple,* Serv't (negro) to Gen. Whipple.

Stephen Evans, Colonel.
Jonathan Wentworth, Brig. Major.
Zebulon Edgerly, Qu9,rterma8ter.
Daniel Moore, Captain.

Col. Nichols' Regiment.
Moses Nichols, Colonel. f
Nath'l Emerson, Lt. Colonel.
John "Webster, Major.
John Bradford, Adjutant.
Daniel Warner, Quartermaster.
Levi Dearborn, Surgeon.
Benjamin Rowe, Surgeon's Mate.

* Prince Whipple was a slave of Gen. Whipple, but had his freedom
from his master on condition of his good fighting. Tradition has it, that
Prince and CuflFee Whipple were the sons of an African prince, brought
over to Portsmouth to be educated, and were made slaves at the age of ten
years. It is probably in part true, as they were undoubtedly brought to
Portsmouth by Capt. Wm. Whipple, well known to have been engaged
in the slave-trade. Prince alwaj's attended his master on his travels, as a
body servant, being " a large, well-proportioned, and fine looking man, of
gentlemanly manners and deportment." Upon starting to Saratoga, as
general. Prince was ordered to get the horses ready for the march. He
was dilatory, and Gen. Whipple upbraiding him, he replied thus: "Mas-
ter, you are going to fight for your liberty, but I have none to fight for."
"Prince," said the general, "behave like a man, and do your duty, and
from this hour you shall be free." Prince did his duty, accompanied his
master in his expedition, and was a freeman. — Brewster's Rambles about

f Col. Moses Nichols was a physician of good practice in Amherst. He
was appointed Colonel of the 5th regiment of New-Hampshire Militia,
6th December, 1776, to take the place of Col. Lutwytche, a tory. When
Burgoyne's troops threatened "the New-Hampshire Grants," and the
Legislature of New-Hampshire voted to raise troops to repel the invad-
ers, Maj. Gen. Folsom ordered Col. Nichols to march to Charlestown
with a portion of his regiment, to act under Gen. Stark. He obeyed
orders with alacrity, and participated in the battle of Bennington, having
the honor to commence that battle by an attack upon the enemy's works.
Col. Nichols, in 1778, led his regiment in the compaign in Ehode-Island,
under Gen. Sullivan, and was a member of the Convention the same year

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1. Daniel Emerson, Captain.
Caleb Farley, Lieutenant.
William Brooks, Ensign.

2. Benjamin Sias, Captain.
Jonathan Heath, Lieutenant.
Nathaniel Head, Ensign.

3. Ebenezer Webster,* Captain.
Jeremiah Abbot, Lieutenant.
Enoch Gerrish, Ensign.

4. Peter Cross, Captain.
Thomas Thorn, Lieutenant.
Ebenezer Perry, Ensign.

from Amherst, to form a new Constitution, as also a representative from
that town in 1781 and 1782. After the war of the Revolution, he was
promoted to brigadier-general of the 4th Brigade New-Hampshire Militia.
He was also register of deeds for the county of Hillsborough, from 1776,
until his death, which took place the 23d of May, 1790, at the age of 50

* Ebenezer "Webster was born in Kingston, in 1740. He was the son of
Ebenezer Webster, who married a daughter of the Rev. Stephen Bachel-
der, of Hampton. His father was not in prosperous circumstances, and
the son lived for a time in the family of Col. Ebenezer Stevens, who per-
suaded him to settle in Stevenstown (now Salisbury and a part of Frank-
lin) a town in which Col. Stevens was a leading grantee, and from whom it
took its name. Here young Webster was greatly prospered. He served
in "the Seven Years' War," in the campaign of 1758, as a private, in
Capt. Trueworthy Ladd's company, Col. Hart's regiment ; and as ser-
geant in Capt. Philip Johnson's company. Col. Goife's regiment, in 1760.

In the War of the Revolution he commanded the 1st company in Col.
Thomas Stickney's regiment, Stark's brigade, and was in the battle of
Bennington, and the other hard fought battles that crippled Burgoyne
and forced his surrender. He commanded the 8d company in Col. Nich-
ols' regiment, Whipple's brigade, in the campaign in Rhode-Island, 1778;
in 1780 was captain of the 4th company in Col. Nichols' regiment, raised
for the defense of West Point, and in 1782 had the command of a com-
pany of Rangers for the protection of our Western frontier bordering
on the upper Connecticut river. He was a State Senator in 1785-6-7-8-9,
and in 1790-91. In 1791 he was appointed a judge of the court of com-
mon pleas for the county of Hillsborough, which office he held at
the time of his death, which occurred in 1806, at the age of 67 years.
He was the father of the distinguished lawyer, orator and statesman,
Daniel Webster.

346 adjutant-general's report.

5. Josiah Crosby, Captain.

Hezekiah Lovejoy,- Lieutenant.

0. Moses Leavitt, Captain.
Joseph Clifford, Lieutenant.
Jonathan Garland, Ensign.

7. Joseph Dearborn, Captain,
Benjamin Cass, Lieutenant.
Jacob Worthen, Ensign.

8. Joseph Parsons, Captain.
Henry Butler, Lieutenant.
Daniel Page, Ensign.

9. Benjamin Mann, Captain.
JSTathaniel Ballard, Lieutenant.
Jonathan Burton, Ensign.

Col. Kelly's Regiment,
Moses Kelly,* Colonel.
Noah Wiggin, Lt. Colonel.
Samuel Chase, Major.
Jonathan Blake, Surgeon.
Benjamin Clement, Surgeon's Mate.
Robert McGregor, Adjutant.
Samuel Ilerrick, Quartermaster.
Adam Johnson, Quartermaster Sergeant.


1. John Folsom, Captain.
Daniel Jewell, Lieutenant.

2. Jonas Bowman, Lieutenant.
William Pope, Ensign.

3. Joshua Bayley, Captain.
Thomas Rowell, Lieutenant.

*Col. Moses Kelfy was of Goffstown, and in command of the 9th New-
Hampshire regiment of militia, and as such had the command of the reg-
iment on this occasion. He owned mills in Goffstown at the place now
known as " Kelly's Falls," upon the Piscataquog river. He was a zeal-
ous patriot, and keeping a public house upon " the Mast Koad," many of
the forays against the tories of that neighborhood were concocted a't " Col.

MILITARY HISTORY — 1623 TO 1861. . 347

4. Aaron Quimby, Captain.
Itharaar Eaton, Ensign.

5. William Boj-es, Captain.
K'inian Aiken, Lieutenant.

6. William Lee, Captain.
Nathan Bnrnbam, Lieutenant.

7. James Aiken, Captain.
Samuel Boycl, Lieutenant.
Philip Ferrin, Ensign. .

Col. Gale's Regiment.
Jacob Gale,* Colonel.
Josiab Fogg, Lieut. Colonel.
John Calf, Major.
Philip Tilton, Adjutant.
Thomas Page, Quartermaster.
Samuel Flagg, Surgeon.
James Bracket, "
John Bond, Surgeon's Mate.


1. David Quimby, Captain.
Eichard Ilobart, Lieutenant.

2. Benjamin Whittier, Captain.
Robert Stewart, Ensign.

3. ISTathan Brown, Captain.
Sargent Iluse, Lieutenant.
Simon Dearborn, Ensign.

4. James Gilmore, Captain.
Joseph Gregg, Lieutenant.
William Dickey, Ensign.

5. Jesse Page, Captain.
Moses Little, Lieutenant.

* Col. Jacob Gale was from Kingston. He was Major in Col. Drake's
regiment, in 1777, and was at the surrender of Burgoyne. At this time he
was in command of " the oth regiment New-Hampshire Militia" — a suc-
cessor of Josiah Bartlett. As such be led the regiment on this occasion.

348 adjutant-general's report.

Col. Hale's Regiment.
Enoch Hale,* Colonel.
Joseph Parker, Major.
Isaac Howe, Adjutant
John Mellen, Quartermaster.
Jonas Prescott, Surgeon.
Simeon Gould, Sergeant Major.


1. Robert FletcTier, Captain.
Moses Tucker, Lieutenant.
Benjamin Williams, Ensign.

2. Samuel Twitchel, Captain.
William Turner, Lieutenant.
John Stanley, Ensign.

3. Samuel Cunningham, Captain.
Samuel Tarbell, Lieutenant.
Ezekiel Rand, Ensign.

4. James Lewis, Captain.
John Anger, Lieutenant.

* Col. Enoch Hale was from Kindge. He was in the " Seven Years'
War" as a private in Capt. Bayley's company, Meserve's regiment, in
1757 ; and in Capt. Hazen's company. Hart's regiment, in 1758. He was
at this time colonel of the 14ih regiment of New-Hampshire Militia, and
as such had command of this detachment from his regiment. He was
counsellor for Cheshire County in 1780, and high sheriif for that county
in 1781, and as such was imprisoned by the authorities of Vermont at
Charlestown, that State claiming at that time jurisdiction over certain
towns on the east side of the Connecticut. The oflScers of Vermont had
imprisoned two persons belonging to New-Hampshire, and the Committee
of Safety ordered Col. Hale, the high sheriff of Cheshire county, to
release the prisoners. In executing the order Col. Hale was imprisoned
himself, December 6, 1781. The Committee ordered Gen. Nichols, of
Amherst, and Gen. Bellows, of Walpole, to march with the forces under
their command and release Col. Hale ; and ordered Francis Blood, Esq.,
of Temple, to furnish provisions for the troops. Vermont ordered out
her militia to oppose force to force, but at the same time sent a committee
to Exeter to negotiate as to the matter. One of this committee was the
Vermont sheriff who had committed Col. Hale, and he was arrested and
thrown into prison as a hostage for the release of Col. Hale. At this
time Congress interfered, better counsels prevailed, and Col. Hale was
released, as well as the Vermont sheriff, without the collision anticipated
betwixt the military forces.

MILITARY HISTORY — 1623 TO 1861. 349

Col. Wingate's Regiment.
Joshua Wingate,* Colonel.
Walter Bryant, Adjutant.
Jonathan Chesley, Quartermaster.
Joseph Williams, Surgeon.


1. Edward Hilton, Captain.
Joseph Demerit, Lieutenant.

2. Moses Yeaton, Captain.
James Garven, Lieutenant.

3. John Hill, Captain.
Ebenezer Ricker, Lieutenant.

Col. Peabodg's Regiment.
Stephen Peabody, Lieut. Colonel.
Silvanus Reed, Adjutant.
James Taylor, Quartermaster.
John Young, Surgeon.


1. Simon Marston, Captain.
John Simpson, Lieutenant.

2. Ezekiel Worthen,t Captain.
Dudley Prescbtt, Second Lieutenant.

3. Daniel Reynolds, Captain.
Bracket Towle, First Lieutenant.
Jacob Elliot, Second Lieutenant.

* Joshua Wingate was of Stratham. He was a lieutenant in Captain
Gerrish's company, in Col. Gilman's regiment of reinforcements, in 1755,
as named in note on page 150. July 4, 1776, he was appointed Colonel of
the second regiment, raised for the expedition against Canada — Col,
Bedel being colonel of the first regiment — and in 1778 he led his regiment
in the present campaign.

f Ezekiel Worthen was an Ensign in the Louisburg expedition, and a
captain in Meserve's regiment in the Crown Point expedition of 1756. He
was the engineer under whose direction the fortifications were repaired
and built in the Piscataqua Harbor, in 1775 and 1776, and was captain as
above, and again captain and paymaster in Col. Mooney's regiment for
the defense of Khode-Island, in 1779. Capt. Worthen was of Kensington
— a firm patriot and an estimable citizen.

350 adjutant-general's report.

4. Peter Drown, Captain.

Stephen J. Thomas, First Lieutenant.
Joseph Randall, Second Lieutenant.

5. Samuel Dearborn, Captain.
Robert McMurph}^, First Lieutenant.
Joseph Wheaton, Second Lieutenant

6. Ezekiel Gile, Captain.
Jonathan Leavitt, First Lieutenant.
William Richardson, Second Lieutenant.

The following officers volunteered and did duty in Rhode-

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