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John Stetson, Joseph Jacob, and Joseph Heyden.
But none of these were active enough to make their
influence unfavorably felt upon the patriot cause.
Severe measures were taken in those days against the
enemies of freedom, but the patriots were engaged in
a doperate struggle with one of the mightiest nations
on earth, and they rightly reasoned that to harbor
traitors in their midst might paralyze all their efforts.

But, as always in times of strong excitement, great
injustice was in danger of resulting. Some were sus-
pected simply because they belonged to the Church
of England, aud this placed Dr. Beujamiu Stock-
bridge and Dr. Charles Stockbridge under suspicion.
Added to this, Dr. Beujamiu Stockbridge, in passing
through Boston, was detained awhile by Geu. Gage,
and his son, Dr. Charles Stockbridge, having been
found walking on the beach, as if in waiting for some
one, in consequence the town authorities sent Dr.
Benjamin to Plymouth under guard, and Dr. Charles
and some of his associates to the headquarters of the
American army at Cambridge. Both were soon re-
leased, however, the suspicions proving groundless.
William Cushing, the patriot judge, did not escape
suspicion. Most men bearing the king's commission
were Tories, but Judge Cushing adhered to the pa-
triot cause, and after the war attained by successive
promotions to the appointment by Washington of
chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Uuited
States. His fellow-townsmen' soon became satisfied
of his patriotism, and June 4, 177C, just one month
before the declaration of independence, they " chose
a committee to draft instructions for our Representa-
tives in General Court, viz.: William Cushing, Esq.,
Major William Turner, Capt. Joseph Tolruan, Capt.
Israel Viual, Jr., and Mr. Anthony Waterman."
The instructions were drawn at once by William
Cushing, aud reported at the same meetiug and
adopted.

As they yield no uncertaiu sound, and show clearly
the uutliuching attitude aud pure patriotism of the
people of Scituate in that critical period, they are
given here in full :

" The inhabitants of this Town being called together on the
recommendation of our General Assembly, to signify their



minds on the great point of Independence of Great Britain,
think lit to instruct you on that head. The Ministry of that
Kingdom having formed the design of subjecting the Colonics
to a distant, external and absolute power in all cases whatso-
ever, wherein the Colonies have not, and in the nature of things,
cannot have any share by representation, have, for a course of
years past exerted their utmost endeavors to put the same plan,
so destructive to both countries, into execution ; but finding it
(through the noble and virtuous opposition of the sons of free-
dom) impracticable, they have had, at length, a fatal recourse
to that which is still more repugnant to a free Government, viz.,
a standing army, — to fire and sword, to blood and devastation, —
calling in the aid of foreign troops, as well as endeavoring to stir
up the Savages of the wilderness, being determined to exercise
their barbarities upon us, and, to ull appearance, to extirpate
if practicable, the Americans from the face of the earth, unless
they will tamely resign the rights of humanity, and to repeople
this once happy Country with the ready sons of Vassalage.

"We, therefore, apprehending that such subjection will be
inconsistent with the just rights and blessings of society, unan-
imously instruct you to endeavor that our Delegates in Con-
gress be informed (in case that Representative Body shall think
tit to declare the Colonies independent of Great Britain) of our
readiness and determination to assist with our lives and for-
tunes, in support of that necessary measure. Touching other
matters, we trust in your fidelity, discretion, and zeal for tho
publick welfare, to propose and forward all such measures us
you shall apprehend may contribute to our necessary defence in
the present threatening respect of affairs, or to the promoting of
the internal peace, order, and good Government of this Colony."

The military record of the men of Scituate was a
full redemption of their pledge. It is not supposed
that the following lists contain the names of all who
served in the war for independence, but they are
enough to show the full measure of the patriotism of
that people

The following is the pay-roll of the company of
minute-men under Capt. Johu Clapp, iu the regiment
commanded by Col. John Bailey, of Hanover, who
marched April 19, 1775, on the Lexiugtou alarm.
They served at that time fifteen days :



Capt. John Clupp.
Lieut. Nathaniel Winslow.
Lieut. John Jacobs.
Sergt. Enoch Collumore.
Sergt. Nathaniel Chitten-
den.
Scrgt. Lazarus Bowker.
Sergt. Stephen Palmer.
Corp. John Bowker.
Corp. Thomas Totman.
Corp. James Lincoln.
Corp. James Stockbridge.
Samuel Clapp.
Barnabas Barker.
Edward Bowker.
Daniel Damon.
Kbenezer Eddy.
Samuel Damon.
Gershom Bowkor.
Bartlett Bowker.
Stephen Damon.



Isaac Sylvester.
David Jordan.
E. Jacobs.
Ebenczcr Copelund.
Epluaiui Stetson.
Nouh Burrell.
Colburn Barrel).
Joseph Brown.
James Gray.
Christopher Stetson.
James Barrell.
Benjamin Collamurc.
John Damon.
Eells Damon.
Daniel Edwards.
William Kyluud.
Charles Otis.
Simeon Prouty.
Joshua Prouty.
James Prouty.
John Wright.



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HISTORY OP PLYMOUTH COUNTY.



George Torrey.




Benjamin Tower.




Samuel Brown.


Thomas Holmes.


Mir. lb UlDlis.




Ebenezer Totman.




Abner Briggs.


Joseph llayden.


Matthew Stetson.




Nehemiah House.




Zeno Bryant.


Benjamin Hyland.


Thomas Sylvester.




Consider Turner.




Elijah Bryant.


Benjamin Hammond.


Stephen Totman.








Luther Chittenden.

Charles Curtis.


Edward Jcnkiua.
Nathaniel Jenkins.


The following is the ro


11 of Capt. William Turner's


Isaac Colyer.


Charles Litchfield.


company, of Scituate, an


d attached to Col. Thomas'


Gamaliel Curtis.


Nathan Litchlield.


regiment, which also mart


hed on the Lexington a


arm,


Israel Cowing.


Elisha Litchlield.


April 19, 1775, and was


paid for four days service :


Abner Dwelley.
Amos Dunbar.


Samuel Litchlield.
Josiah Maun.


Capt. William Turner.




Joacph BriggS.




Ezekiel Dunbar.


Lemuel May hew.


Lieut. Benjamin Stetson.




David Merrill.




William Curtis.


John Munson.


Ens. Jonathan Turner.




Charles Curtis.




David Dunbar.


Job Ncal.


Sergt. Joseph Benson.




Simeon Pincin.




William Dwelley.


Samuel Nichols.


Sergt. Jauies Nash.




Anthony Cullamore.




Charles Fish.


Noah Nash.


Scrgt. Lawreuee Litch




Isaac Stetson,




Elisha Grose.


Augustus Pierce.


field.




Daniel Merritt.




Joshua Grose.


Edward Ramsdelt.


Sergt. Benjamin Vassall.




Stopheu Wade.




Bonjamin Gannett.


Lemuel Sylvester.


Clerk Joshua Clapp.




John Merritt.




Beza llayden.


Asa Turner.


Corp. Benjamin Huliucs.




Caleb Nichols.




AVilliam llayden.


Benjamin Wade.


Corp. Thomas Webb.




Joseph Nash.




Josiah Holbrook.


John Wade.


Brum. Nathaniel Cushing




Gamaliel Curtis.




David Hammond.


Benjamin Woodwortk.


Fifer Bela Clapp.




Abedncgo Wade.




Nathaniel Hoilowell.




Fifer Reuben Damon.




Gora Jenkins.




The same company was in
1775.


the service again Oct. 7,


Samuel Curtis.




Zaccheus Lambert.






Gideon Jenkins.




Noah Nichols.






James Jenkins.




Lothrop Litchfield.




Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's compauy, in Col.


David Bowker.




David Dunbar.




Thomas' regiment, served


from May 3, 1775, to


Thouias Holmes.




William Pincin.




Aug. 1, 1775, and was cons


itutcd as follows :


Calvin Jenkins.




James Litchfield.






Nathaniel Eells.




Joseph Ellms.




Capt. Nathaniel Winslow.


Elisha Joy.


Luke Bowker.




Zaccheus Merritt.




Lieut. Barstow.


William Jones.


Nehemiah Merritt.




Benjamin Curtis.




Ens. Nathaniel Chitten-


James Jeffreys.


Sylvanus Damon.




Dealing Jones.




den.


John King.


Jabez Standloy.




Calogus Vinal.




Sergt. Jacob Turner.


John Lincoln.


John King.




Anthony Collamore,


Jr.


Sergt. Ephraim Palmer.


William Mayhcw.


John Ellms.




M. Sutton.




Sergt. C. Barrell.


Joshua Merritt.


In Capt. Crocker's company, which served


from


Sergt. Benjamin Vinal.
Corp. J Miles Lincoln.


Daniel Merritt.

Noah Nicholson.


May to August, 1775, about


three months, a


ipear


Corp. Joseph Brown.


Charles Otis.


the following Scituate men :






Corp. Samuel Young.


Simeon Prouty.


Capt. Elijah Crocker.




John Henley.




Corp. Samuel Gray.


James Prouty.








Drum. Christ. Stetson.


Simeon Pincin.


Sergt. Benjamin Ilatch.




William Henley.








Barnabas Barker.




Ezekiel Jones.




Fifer Bela Clapp.


John Prouty.


(j uy Bates.




Ephraim Litchlield.




James Barrell.


John Wright.








William Barrell.


Laban 1' ■ ■<■■.


David Bowker.




Isaac Litchlield.




John Bowker.


Samuel Stetson.


George Cule.




Nathaniel Lapham.
















Joshua Bowker.


Peter Sears.


James Cushing.




Lemuel Lapham.




Benjamin Collamore.


Samuel Simmons.


Benjamin ColJamoro.
Willi. an Damon.




John Mitchell.








Eliphalet Northoy.




David Clapp.


Barnabas Simmons.










Nathaniel dishing.


Anios Stetson.


Stephen Fish.




Theophilus Soutnwoitn.












D. Costo.


Amos Stetson.


Michael Frazicr.




Laban Sprague.




Stephen Damon.


Thomas Totman.


These same men appear to


iave been again iu ser-


John Damon.


Benjamin Tower.


vice in October, 1775.








Eells Damon.


Ebeuezer Totman.


The pay-roll of Capt.


Samuel Stockbridge's


corn-


Edward Damon.
Iloaea Dunbar.


Consider Turner.
Nathan Thomas.


pany in Col. Thomas' regiment, serving from


May


Daniel Edwards.


Nathan Tower.


10 to August 1, 1775, is


as follows :




William Hyland.


Ebenezer Wing.










Nathauict House.




Capt. Samuel Stuckbridgc




Sergt. Ira Bryant.








Lieut. Atwood Molt.




Corp. Noah Litckhe


d.


This company again went into service Oct. G, 177o.


Ens. Caleb Nichols.




Corp. Samuel Curtit


.


Capt. Nathaniel Winslow also commanded a com-
pany that served two months and eleven days in 1776,


Scrgt. Thomas Webb.
Sergt. Benjamin Peakcs.




Corp. Consider Merritt.
Corp. tiathebus Cowing.


Sergt. Isaac Stetson.




Corp. S. Peircc.




in which company were the following Scituate men :



HISTORY OF SCITUATE AND SOUTH SCITUATE.



41"



Benjamin Wood worth.
Josiah Litchfield.

Ezra Hayden.
Ezckicl Jones.
Daniel Dunbar.
Noah Stoddard.
Laban Sprague.
Calvin Bowker.
Ebenezer Bates.
Seth Bates.
Warren Torrey.
Nathaniel Tower.
Josiah Hatch.
William Ford.
David Ford.

Nathan Stetson.

Benjamin Studley.

Elijah Sylvester.

Samuel Ramsdell.

Issacbar Wade.

Elisha llaydeu.

Aboer Litchfeld.

Reuben Curtis.



Cupt. Nathaniel Winslow.
Sergt. Col burn Barrel).
Sergt. John Sutton.
Fifcr Silvanus Poro.
Elijah Delano.
Abijah Clapp.
E. Dingley.
Abncr Curtis.
Joel Silvester.
Israel Turner.
Elisha Stetson.
Barnabas Simmons.
Barnabas Webb.
Joshua Merritt.
Adam Cushing.
Stephen Tower.
Lemuel Laphani.
James Lapbum.
Peleg House.
Charles Litchfield.
Stephen Vinal.
Abner House.
Joshua Sprague.

On the expedition to Bristol, K. L, March, 1777,
the company of Capt. Hayward Peirce was called out
of Col. John Cushing's regiment, and served about
fifteen days. On the pay-roll for this service are the
following Scituate men :

Capt. Hayward Peirce. Lot Litchfield.

Lieut. Calvin Peirce. Isaac Collier.

Lieut. Israel Litchfield. Jonathan Collier.

Clerk James Jenkins. Joseph Venal, Jr.

Sergt. Benjamin Bailey. John Damon.

Sergt. Mii'ab Mult. Joseph Damon.

Corp. E leaser Peakes. Levi Newell.

Corp. Zadock Damon. Suth Merritt.

Drummer Win. Studley. Matthew Peirce.

Fifcr Abner Sutton. Eliaha Hyland.

Thomas Curtis. Melzar Merritt.

Paul Bailey. Nehemiuh Merritt.

Abncr Bailey. Joshua Merritt.

Eliaha Litchfield. Gideon Jenkins.

Thomas Litchfield. Calvin Jenkins.

Daniel Litchfield. Abner Briggs.

Barnabas Litchfield. Robert Vinal.

. Charles Litchfield. John Studley.

John Litchfield. Daniel Briggs.

Eleazer Litchfield. John Cushing.

Amos Litchfield.

In Capt. Edward Sparrow's company of Col. Tyler's

regitneut, which served three and one-half months,

were the following Scituate men :

Oliver Delano. Isaac Lapham.

James Lapham. Asa Lapham.

Daniel Hayden. Prince Witherell.

Jesse Sutton. Richard Witherell.

The following served in 1780, though in what
organization cannot be stated:

Thomas Church. James Cushing.

William Lincoln. Neheuiiah Manson.

Asher Freeman. George Merritt.

Samuel Stoddard. Nehemiah Sampson.

Nathaniel Jones. Ezra Hayden.



The pay-roll of Capt. Joseph Stetson's company
shows the followiug soldiers, who marched from Scit-
uate to Hingham on an alarm March 24, 1770, in
consequence of the taking possession of Dorchester
Heights :



Capt. Joseph Stetson.
Lieut. Jacob Turner.
Lieut. Elisha Curtis.
Ensign Francis Cushing.
Sergt. Benjamin Holmes.
Sergt. Elisha Foster.
Sergt. Lawrence Litchfield
Sergt. James Nash.
Corp. William Brooks.
Corp. Cousider Merritt.
Corp. Gathebus Cowing.
Corp. Benjamin Vassal!.
Drummer John Doroty.
Filer Nathaniel Barstow.
Noah Nichols.
Isaac Torrey.
B. Simmons.
Samuel Simmons.
John Whitcomb.
Ebenezer Totman.
David Barnes.
Thomas Buggies.
James Stockbridge.
Elijah Stoddard.
Benjamin Delano.
James Clapp.
Gideon Jenkins.
Joshua Merritt.
Silvanus Clapp.
Pcleg Curtis.
Churles Totman.
Richard Ford.
George Torrey.



Stephen Damon.
Daniel Edwards.
Samuel Dauion.
Simon Damon.
Joseph Briggs.
Nathaniel Turner.
Nathaniel Brouks.
Levi Wade.
Laban Sprague.
Calvin Damon.
William Studley.
Josiah Damon.
Joseph Sylvester.
Elijah Clapp.
Seth Merritt.
John Wade.

Jonathan Brown.

Stephen Wade.

Ensign Brown.

Josiah Wade.

Thomas Lapham.

Thomas Grose.

Benjamin Curtis.

Levi Nash.

Theophilus Corthcll.

Thomas Earrar.

Amos Dunbar.

J. Prouty.

Josiah Litchfield.

Eloazer Peakes.

Jonathan Mann.

Jabez Standley.



These were in service five days at that time. In
November, 1776, the same company was called out
agaiu.

In Capt. Edward Sparrow's compauy of Col. Dyke's
regiment of new levies from Massachusetts for service
in Rhode Island, December, 1777 (length of service
one mouth and three days) were these Scituate men :

Israel Cowen. Luther Brooks.

Knight Brown. Goorgo Merritt.

Daniel Hayden. Jonathan Brown.
Jesse Sutton.

Serving in Capt. Joseph Stetson's company, Col.

Dike's regiment, from Dec. 1, 1776, to February,

1777, were Scituate men as follows :

John Gihbs.
Calvin Jenkins.



Capt. Joseph Stetson.
William Brooks.



Israel Nash.
Thomas Lapham.
Charles Turner.
Amiel Studley.
Thomas Church.
Abiah Clapp.
Caleb Litchfield.



Gamuliel Curtis.
Michael Clapp.
Benjamin Briggs.
H. Stoddard.
Benjamin Curtis.
Theophilus Corthcll
Abijuh Turner.



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HISTORY OF PLYMOUTH COUNTY.



Frederick Hammond.
Isaiah Stoddard.

Hayden.

John Whitcuuib.
Issachar Wade.
George Torrey.



Abner Dwelley.
John Brown.
Isaac Brown.
Robert Erskine.
Thomas Grace.
Abijah Clapp.

Following are the names of Scituate meo wlio en-
listed for six months in 17S0 to reinforce the Conti-
nental army :

Ezra Hayden. William Lincoln.

Samuel Stoddard. Ncbcmiah Sampson.

Asher Freeman. George Morritt.

Nathaniel Jordan. Neheiniah Manson.

James Cuahing. Thomas Church.

Among the Scituate men enlisted for three years in
the Continental army were the following :



Benjamin Collamore.
James Litchfield.
Gideon Stetson.
William Mayhew.
Anthony Collamore.
John Wright.
William Mann.
Benjamin Woodworth.
Ahiul Turner.
Consider Turner.
Joshua Gannett.



Daniel Corlew.
William Studlcy.
William Nicholson.
Wiusor Bakor.
Asaph Jacobs.
l*eleg II ay don.
John Gibbs.
Seth Orcutt.
Frederick Hammond.
Elisha Gross.



The most of these appear to have served in Capt.
Jacob Wales' company in the Tenth Massachusetts
Regiment, and to have received the United States
bounty of three hundred dollars, namely:

John Wright. Seth Orcutt.

William Mayhew. William Nicholson.

Anthony Collamore. Consider Turner.

Frederick llauimoud. Peleg Hayden.

AVinsor Baker. Benjamin Woodworth.

Daniel Corlew. Ebeneier Totman.

William Mann. William Studley.

These were enlisted in 1777, 1773, and 1779, and
served until some time in 1780 or later. Siiueou
Granderson, Noah Barrel], Edward Humphrey, Lyude
Tower, and Robert Cook also served in that war.
Capt. John Jacob and Capt. John Clapp both became
colonels during the war for independence.

Under the resolve of the General Assembly of
June 9, 1779, calliug for uiue months' men for the
Continental army, the quota assigued to Scituate to
raise was thirteen, and was filled by the eulistment of
the following men, viz. :



Calogus Viual.
Amasa Uyland.
Josiah Loraud.
Elisha Dunbar.
Joshua Compsett (an In-
dian).
Daniel Corlew.



William MeNovin.
Thomas Church.
Samuel Uyland.
Calvin Damon.
Benjamin Turner.
James Gushing.
William Uyland.



of Scituate was thirty-four men, and was filled as
follows, uamely :



For three years' service in the same army, under
resolve of General Assembly, Dec. 2, 1780, the quota



William Perry.
John Russell.
James Barrell, Jr.
Nathaniel Cook.
Simeon Stoddard.
Asher Freeman.
James Barrell.
Isaac J. Woodworth.
Warren Little.
Samuel Spraguo.
Levi Bowker.
Roger Clapp.
Nathaniel Jordan.
James Cushing.
Jonathan Brown.
Bela Brown.
Charles Church.



Israel Mahew.
Elisha Hayden.
James Stetson.
Benjauiiu Jones.
Ezra Hayden.
Matthew Pcirce.
Amos Perry.
Ziba Sutton.
Calla Brown.
John M. (Till.
Eli Litchfield.
George Mann.
Ezekiel Merritt.
Nchouiiah Manson.
Thomas Nichols.
William Lincoln.
Signor Layoug.



There is probably no better conclusion to be found
for this sketch of the part Scituate took in the Revo-
lution than in the following instructions given the
town to its representatives in 1787. It lays down
good, sound political doctrines, some of which are
not obsolete yet :

"At this critical ami alarming poriod it may not bo unwel-
come to yon that your Constituents communicate to you their
sentiments. "While our Constitution remains unchanged, as
ordained by the People in the civil Compact, it is the indispen-
sable duty of every citizen to support it. At the same time,
there are grievances, as we conceive, under which the people
of this Commonwealth labour, which we would instruct you
at the next Session of General Court to cudeavor to redress.
At a time when the people feel themselves heavily pressed with
public debt, wisdom, policy, and justice demand that every
possible means consistent with justice nnd reputation be de-
vised for their relief. You will therefore endeavor to render
the salaries of all public officers suitable to the abilities of the
people. It cannot be supposed that infant States, however
fair and promising their prospects, should launch into the ex-
pence and pomp of old and alllueut Nations, but that .such a
state must rise to respect by a conduct suitable to its situation,
circumstances, and abilities. You will therefore, on investiga-
tion, endeavor that such retrenchments be made and such reg-
ulations be adopted as the reputation of our Republican Gov-
ernment, connected with present circumstances, renders most
necessary. And in order to case the people as much as possible
from direct taxation, we think proper to instruct you to use
your endeavor that excises may be laid on superfluities and
articles of foreign luxury, and such domestic articles as arc
not necessaries, and especially on those unnecessary articles of
foreign produce that lure to luxury and dissipation.

"And whereas, we believe there are some people in this Com-
monwealth so blind to the common good as to use their endeav-
ors that a paper currency be emitted by this Government, be-
lieving, as wo do, that a more fatal Engine o( injustice and
mischief (in our present circumstances) could not be devised,
you will remember that you arc instructed by your Constituents
to oppose it.

" And as without the establishment of publick credit and
conlidence a Nation must soon fall to contempt aud ruin, you
are to endeavor to the utmost of your power for their recovery



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and re-establishment by maintaining public honor, honesty, and
justice.

" You are also to use your endeavor that a law may he made
by this General Court empowering towns to raise money by
taxiDg pulls and estates, for the purpose of encouraging men to
eulist in the State or Continental scrvico whenever called for
by the Government, and providing that military officers shall
not detach men from the companies in such Towns as will sea-
sonably procure thoir proportion of men in a more equitable
way by encouraging them to enlist."

War of 1812. — The declaration of war against
England iu 1812 caused intense political excite-
ment. It was considered by the people of Scituate
as greatly detrimental to their interests, and they
would rather overlook the aggressions of Eugland
than suffer the hardships of a state of war. It inter-
rupted business generally, stopped their ship-building,
drove their vessels into the harbor, raised the price of
all the necessaries of life, — flour being eighteen dollars
a barrel, corn over two dollars a bushel, and other
provisions in like proportion. For these reasons not
many soldiers enlisted for distant service, but they
had something to do at home. A British man-of-
war cruising off the coast lauded some men and
burned the vessels iu the harbor, by which ten coast-
ers and fishing vessels were lost to the town. This
was iu 1S14. Iu consequence of this, and of the
frequent preseuce of English vessels off the coast, the
militia was mustered and marched to the shore, and
men drafted for duty on the coast-guard. In this
way mauy served for weeks and months, as the shore
and river was constantly guarded from the time of
burning the shipping till the close of the war a few
months after. For these services, for which some
were drafted and some volunteered, many men of
Scituate and their widows have received bounty laud.
The feeling against those who might be held in any
way re:sponsible for this war was very strong, and
showed itself iu the almost fiercely cool treatment re-
ceived by Col. Charles Turner on his return from
Washington. He was member of Congress from that
district, and was the only Massachusetts member who
voted for the war. It raised such a furor of indigna-
tion that his townsmen of Scituate avoided all inter-
course with him, and upon his going to Plymouth he
was mobbed iu the streets of that old seaport. Such
was the violence of the assault upon him that several
persous, some prominent in business there, were ar-
rested for the offense. Of those who served iu this
war occur the names of Capt. Edward F. Jacobs,
John Clapp, Nathauiel Farrar, Lewis Gross, John
Jones, Jr.. John Gross, Benjamin Bowker, and Allen
Clapp. These were members of the Hanover Artil-
lery, Capt. E. F. Jacobs, and served with that com-



pany at Plymouth, Sept. 19 to Oct. 19, 1814. Col.
Samuel Tolman did duty on the river.

The War for the Union. — The war for the pres-
ervation of the Union, which began in 1SG1, proved
that the patriotism of the present generation was
worthy of their Revolutionary sires. The events of
that war are too recent to require any record here,
and it is sufficient to bring together for permanent
record the names of soldiers from Scituate serving iu
the war of 1S61, as they appear upon the rolls of the
adjutant-general's office :

2,i Regiment Inf., Mam. Vol*.
Harvey Conlyn, Thomaa Jones, John Moore, Thomas Murphy
Philip Rogan, Henry Wilson.

7(/i Regiment In/., Ma**. Volt.
Co. K, Nelson V. Hutchinson, William Litcblield, Edward II.
Sylvester, corps. ; Thomas T. Bailey, Charles W. Clapp,
William A. Cook, Joseph F. Crane, William Duubar, Oliver

F. Hayes, George W. Hodgdon, Edward James, Francis U.
Litchfield, Galen Litchfield, Galen W. Litchfield, William

G. Litchfield, Joseph 0. Marsh, William 0. Merritt, John
B. Newcomb, Ashael T. Nott, Charles II. Nott, Hosea D.
Nott, Georgo W. Rich, David P. ltobinsou, Charles F.
Sylvester, John Welch, Charles D. Young.



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