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tachment. Col. John Mosley's regt.; service, 28 days; detachment marched
to Ticonderoga Oct. 21, 177r), under command of Lieut. Col. Timothy Robison
(Robinson) to reinforce Continental Army.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 975



Wheeler, John, Georgetown. Private, Capt. Samuel McCobb's co. of Minute-
men ; enlisted April 24, 1775 ; service, 7 days, probably on the alarm of April 19,
1775.
Wheeler, John, Hardwick. Private, Capt. Simeon Hazeltine's co. of Minute-
men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 16 days; reported
returned home.
WHEELER, John, Hardwick (also given Oakham) . Return of men raised to serve
in the Continental Army from Capt. Edmund Hodges's 6th (2d Hardwick)
CO Col James Converse's (4th Worcester Co.) regt.. Brig. Warner's bngade;
residence, Hardwick (also given Oakham) ; engaged for town of Hardwick
(also given Oakham) ; joined Capt. Daniel Shays's co.. Col. Putnam's regt. ;
term, 3 years, to expire Jan. -, 1780; also, list of men mustered by Thomas
Newhall Cluster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Shays's co.. Col. Putnam's
regt. ; mustered April 9, 1777 ; reported received £26 bounty ; also, Sergeant,
Capt' Shays's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's 5th (also given 4tli) regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from April 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported
as serving 7 mos. 6 days as Sergeant, 16 mos. 24 days as Quartermaster Ser-
geant, 9 mos. as Sergeant, having been reduced ; also, same co. and regt. ; re-
turn dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778 ; mustered by Capt. Newell ; reported promoted
to Quartermaster Sergeant; also. Sergeant, Capt. Shea's co.. Col. Putnam's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 1,
1780.
WHEELER, John, Lancaster. Drummer, Capt. Ephraim Richardson's co.. Col.
Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 26,
1775- service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company return dated Prospect Hill,
Charlestown, Oct. 6, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Job Whipple's co., Col. Rufus
Putnam's (4th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
March 26, 1777, to March 26, 1780; credited to town of Lancaster; term, 3
years.
Wheeler, John, Medway. Sergeant, Capt. Joshua Partridge's (1st Medway) co.
of militia, Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19,
1775; service, 8 days; aZso, Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Lovell's co., 4th regt. ; ser-
vice,' 23 days; company marched from Medway to Warwick, R. I., on the
alarL of Dec. 8, 1776; also. Sergeant, Capt. Amos Ellis's co., Col. Benjamin
Haws's regt. ; entered service Se^t. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 31, 1777 ; service,
1 mo 7 days, at Little Compton, R. I. ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. John Ellis's
7th (East Medway) co., Col. Hawes's (4th Suffolk Co.) regt. of Mass. militia;
list of officers ; commissioned June 29, 1779.
Wheeler, John, Petersham. Private, Capt. Joel Fletcher's co.. Col. Ephraim
Doolittle's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 8 days.
Wheeler, John, Petersham. Return of company officers of Col. Dike's regt.,
showing number of men present under them and also those not joined, dated
Dorchester, Sept. 21, 1776; said Wheeler, with others, raised for Capt. Ezekiel
Knowlton's co. but reported as not having joined.
Wheeler, John, Petersham. Captain of a company of Minute-men, Col. Ephraim
Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8
days- also. Lieutenant; list of company officers of Col. Doolittle's regt.
recommended by Committee of Safety, at Cambridge, June 12, 1775, to be
commissioned ; ordered in Provincial Congress June 12, 1775, that commis-
sions be delivered said officers; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Joel Fletcher's co.,
Col. Doolittle's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 27, 1775;
service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, petition addressed to the General Court, dated



976 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Wheelee, John, continued.

Oct. 3, 1775, signed by said "Wheeler and others, officers in Col. Doolittle's
regt., recommending certain officers to be commissioned ; also, Capt. Fletcher's
CO., Col. Doolittle's regt. ; company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Charles-
town, Oct. 6, 1775; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co. ; list of
officers of Col. Nicholas Dike's regt. ; ordered in Council Feb. 1, 1777, that said
officers be commissioned ; commissions to be dated Dec. 1, 177(5; also, 1st Lieu-
tenant, Capt. Knowlton's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 177G-Feb.,
1777 ; engaged Dec. 1, 1776 ; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777 ; also,
same co. ; list of officers belonging to Col. Dike's regt. who agreed to tarry
at Dorchester Heights until March 1, 1777. [See Jos'hWheeler and John
AVheler.]

Wheeler, John, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Stephen Bullock's co.. Col. Thomas
Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service July 27, 1778; discharged Sept.
10, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 16 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

Wheeler, John, Templeton. Private, Capt. Joel Fletcher's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ; service, 16 days, probably on the alarm of
April 19, 1775.

Wheeler, John, Ware River. List of men returned by a committee for settling
disputes between towns in Hampshire Co. as to soldiers credited to them,
attested at Northampton, April 16, 1779; said Wheeler claimed by Ware and
Belchertown; allowed to Belchertown; also. Private, Capt. Day's co., Col.
Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780,
to May 15, 1780 ; residence. Ware River.

Wheeler, John, Weymouth. Descriptive list of men mustered to serve in the
Continental Army, as returned by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suf-
folk Co., dated Boston, April 26, 1780; Col. Slieldon's regt.; age, 26 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, brown; occupation, blacksmith; residence,
Weymouth ; term, during war; mustered by Sergt. Pike.

Wheeler, John. Seaman, sloop " Republic," commanded by Capt. John Foster
Williams ; engaged June 13, 1776 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1776 ; service, 4 mos. 5
days; officers and crew discharged at Boston.

Wheeler, John. Boatswain, sloop " Republic," commanded by Capt. John Foster
Williams ; engaged Oct. 14, 1776 ; discharged Nov. 18, 1776 ; service, 1 mo. 14
days ; officers and crew discharged at Boston.

Wheeler, John. Fifer, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co.. Col. Nicholas Dike's regt. ;
muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Petersham; enlisted
Dec. 15, 1776 ; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Wheeler, John. List of men drafted from Concord town co. to go to Rhode
Island on an alarm July 23, 1777.

Wheeler, John. Private, Capt. Ichabod Wade's (Light Infantry) co., Col. George
Williams's regt. ; service;, 17 days; company stationed at Tiverton Oct. 7, 1777.
Roll sworn to at Rehoboth.

Wheeler, John. Private, Capt. Samuel Farrar's co.. Col. Reed's regt. ; enlisted
Sept. 29, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 7, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 10 days ; company de-
tached from Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. to reinforce army under Gen. Gates
at the Northward.

Wheeler, John. Private, Capt. Israel Hicks's co., Col. John Daggett's regt.;
marched to camp Jan. 2, 1778; discharged March 31, 1778; service, 3 mos., at
Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Rehoboth.



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"Wheeler, John. Private, list of men drafted from Concord town co. to serve as
guards at Cambridge for 3 months, dated March 24, 1778; also, Capt. Daniel
Harrington's co., Col. Jonathan Heed's regt. of guards; muster rolls dated
Cambridge, May 9, and June 1, 1778 ; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778;
also, same co. and regt. ; joined April 2, 1778 ; service to July 3, 1778, 3 mos.
2 days, at Cambridge.

"Wheeler, John. Private, Capt. Elias Parkman's detachment; enlisted July 2,
1778; discharged July 17, 1778; service, 15 days; detachment drafted to serve
as guards ; also, pay roll for same service dated Boston.

"Wheeler, John. Private, Capt. John Nutting's co., Col. "William Mcintosh's
regt.. Gen. Level's brigade ; enlisted July 30, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778;
service, 1 mo. 17 days, on expedition to Rhode Island, including 4 days (80
miles) travel home. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co.

"Wheeler, John. Private, Capt. Isaac Morton's co., commanded by Lieut. Zaccheus
Thayer subsequent to Oct. 12, 1778, Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ; enlisted July 19,
1778 ; discharged Oct. 7, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 1 day, including 12 days (240
miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 8 months from time of arrival at
Peekskill; also, Capt. Morton's co.. Col. Poor's regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 1778,
dated Fort Clinton.

"Wheeler, John. Private, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's
regt. ; joined Sept. 17, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 1 day, at Dorchester, including
travel (5 days) home ; company discharged Dec. 12, 1778. Roll sworn to in
"Worcester Co.

"Wheeler, John. Capt. Elijah "Walker's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; entered
service Oct. 20, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 25 days ; com-
pany detached from Gen. Godfrey's brigade and marched to Dorchester Heights.

"Wheeler, John. Return dated Acton, July 5, 1778, made by Capt. Simon Hunt
to Col. Eleazer Brooks, stating that he had detached said "Wheeler and others
to serve as guards to troops of convention and public stores until Jan. 1, 1779,
agreeable to said Brooks's order of June 29, 1778 ; also, Capt. Simon Hunt's
CO., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; enlisted July 12, 1778; discharged
Dec. 15, 1778; service, 5 mos. 4 days; roll dated Winter Hill.

"Wheeler, John. List of men detached from Col. Brooks's regt. to relieve guards
at Cambridge, as returned to Lieut. Col. Francis Faulkner [year not given,
probably 1778] ; reported as belonging to a company commanded by Capt.
Minot, of Concord.

"Wheeler, John. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Ide's co.. Col. Carpenter's regt. ; en-
listed Aug. 13, 1779; discharged Sept. 12, 1779; service, 1 mo.; travel allowed
to and from camp at Providence ; company detached from militia to serve at
Rhode Island for 4 weeks in a regiment under Capt. Samuel Fisher.

"Wheeler, John. Private, Capt. Timothy Heald's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's
regt. ; entered service June 30, 1779; discharged Sept. 25, 1779; service, 2 mos.
27 days, on Penobscot expedition.

Wheeler, John. Private, Capt. Acter Patten's co., Col. Samuel McCobb'&regt. ;
service between July 3, 1779, and Sept. 25, 1779, 1 mo. 18 days, on Penobscot
expedition. Roll certified at Topsham.

"Wheeler, John. Private, Capt. John Ellis's co., 4th Suffolk Co. regt. commanded
by Maj. Seth Bullard : entered service July 29, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780;
service, 12 days, including 2 days (50 miles) travel home ; company marched
to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of July 29, 1780.



978 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Wheeler, John. Surgeon ; list dated Tauuton, Sept. 30, 1776, of officers ai)pointed
by Brig. George Godfrey to a regiment drafted from his brigade, agreeable to
resolve of Sept. 12, 177(5, to be commanded by Col. Thomas Carpenter; also,
Surgeon, Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered service July 27, 1778; dis-
charged Sept. 10, 1778; service, 1 mo. 15 days, on expedition to Rhode Island;
also, same regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780;
service, 8 days, on an alarm at Tiverton, R. I.

Wheeler, John. Private, Lieut. James Horton's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's
regt. ; entered service Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 8 days,
on an alarm at Tiverton, R. I.

"Wheeler, John. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 14, 1779; Capt. Barnes's co., Col. Nixon's
regt.; reported received State bounty; also, Private, Capt. John Holden's
(4th) CO., Col. Thomas Nixon's (Gth) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from Oct. 6, 1778, to March 10, 1779; reported deserted ; also, Capt.
Banis's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before
Aug. 15, 1777, etc., certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; enlisted
Aug. 12, 1778 [name crossed out on roll] ; also, descriptive list of deserters
from Col. Nixon's (6th) regt., dated Camp Ten Eyck, Aug. 27, 1780; (late)
Capt. Holden's co. ; rank, Private ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; com-
plexion, light ; hair, light ; eyes, light ; deserted March 5 (also given Feb. 9) ,
1779.

Wheeler, John. Private, Capt. John Blunt's co.. Col. Prime's regt. ; service be-
tween March 6, 1780, and Sept. 6, 1780, 3 mos. 5 days, mider Brig. Gen. Wads-
worth ; regiment raised for defence of eastern Massachusetts.

Wheeler, Jonas, Sudbury. Capt. Moses Stone's co., in a regiment commanded
by Lieut. Col. Ezekiel How, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775,
to headquarters ; service, 4 days.

Wheeler, Jonas, Sudbury. Private; list of men belonging to Capt. Benjamin
INIuiiroe's co. [year not given] ; also, list of men reported as having deserted
Jan. 21, 1778; the foregomg appear among orders, returns, etc., taken from
Capt. Benjamin Munroe's papers.

Wheeler, Jonas. Pay roll made up for men who marched on the alarm at Con-
cord of April 19, 1775, imder command of Isaac Locker, Cajjtain of Sudbury
troop. Col. James Brett's (Barrett's) regt. ; service from April 19 to Ajjril 21,
1775, 3 days.

Wheeler, Jonas. Private, Sergt. Joseph Goodenow's detachment; service from
July 1, 1778, to Aug. 5, 1778, 1 mo. 5 days, guarding the magazine at Sudbury.

Wheeler, Jonas. Private, Capt. Robert Cutting's co.. Col. Mclntash's (Mcln-
to.sh's) regt.. Gen. Lovell's brigade ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13,
1778; service, 1 mo. 16 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

Wheelkr, Jonathan, Keene, N. H. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Stiles's co.. Col. P.
I). Sargent's regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for
bounty coat dated Camp Cambridge, Nov. 27, 1775.

Wheeler, Jonathan, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Stephen Bullock's co.. Col.
Thomas Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) regt.; entered .service July 27, 1778; dis-
charged Sept. 10, 1778; service, 1 mo. 16 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

Wheeler, Jonathan, Templeton. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co. of
militia. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt., which marched in response to the
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 6 days.

Wheeler, Jonathan. Col. Putnam's (5th) regt. ; statement of Continental bal-
ances; balance certified May 3, 1780; term, 3 years. [See John Wheeler.]



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 979

AVheeler, Jonathan, Jr., Holden. Private, Capt. James Davis's (Holden) co.
of Minute-men, Col. Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April
19, 1775 ; service, 5^ days.

Wheeler, Jos., Harvard. Private, Capt. Joseph Fairbanks's co.. Col. Asa "Whet-
comb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge;
left place of rendezvous April 21, 1775; .service, 3 days.

Wheeler, Joseph, Acton. Private, Oapt. Simon Himt's co., Col. Brooks's regt.;
company return [year not given, probably 1770] ; .said Wheeler reported sick
at White Plains ; also reported as having lost articles in battle.

Wheeler, Joseph, Ashby. Private, Capt. Samuel Stone's co. of Minute-men,
Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 18^ days.

Wheeler, Joseph, Ashby. Private, Capt. John Jones's co. of militia. Col. James
Prescott's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alann of
April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days.

Wheeler, Joseph. Corporal; copyof a list of commissioned and non-commissioned
ofiScers chosen by the town company, dated Ashby, Sept. 29, 1777.

Wheeler, Joseph. Private, Capt. Tompson J. Skinner's co.. Col. Asa Banes's
(Barnes's) Berkshire Co. regt. ; entered service Nov. 1, 1781 ; discharged Nov.
10, 1781 ; service, 10 days ; company marched to Western frontiers at request
of Gen. Stark on an alarm.

Wheeler, Joseph. Col. Bradford's regt.; statement of Continental balances;
balance certified April 1, 1784; term, 3 years. [See Joseph Wheelock.]

Wheeler, Joseph, Jr. Copy of a list of men who voluntarily enlisted as Minute-
men Jime 17, 1776, to serve for 3 months, taken from Ashby records; also,
Corporal ; copy of a list of men who enlisted into the Continental Army in
July, 1776, and served 5 months at the Westward, taken from Ashby records.

Wheeler, Joseph Proctor, Acton. Private, Capt. David Wheeler's co., Col.
Nixon's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage to and from camp, dated Winter Hill,
Jan. 15, 1776 ; mileage for 42 miles allowed said Wheeler.

Wheeler, Jos'h, Petersham. Ensign ; return of company officers of Col. Dike's
regt., showing number of men present under them and also those not joined,
dated Dorchester, Sept. 17, 1776 ; said Wheeler, with others, raised for Capt.
Ezekiel Knowlton's co. but reported as not having joined ; also, Capt. Knoul-
ton's CO., Col. Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from home to Dorchester
Heights [year not given] ; mileage for 74 miles allowed said Wheeler. [See
John Wheeler and John Wheler.]

Wheeler, Joshua, New Salem. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Goodal's co. of Minute-
men, Col. Woodbridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 7 days; also, Capt. John King's co., Col. Benjamin Ruggles Wood-
bridge's (25th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Wheeler and
others, dated Cambridge, June 22, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 26, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days ;
coinpany commanded by Capt. William Meacham prior to June 17, 1775 ; also,
company return dated Cambridge Camp, Sept. 29, 1775 ; also, order for boimty
coat dated Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 23, 1775 ; reported discharged " No. 5."

Wheeler, Joshua. Capt. Peter Woodbury's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards; enlisted July 14, 1778; disch.arged Nov. 9, 1778; service, 3 mos. 27
days, at Cambridge ; roll certified at Lancaster ; also, Private, Capt. Wood-
bury's CO., Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler's detachment of guards : list of men [year
not given] ; during the cami)aign Capt. Woodbury was succeeded by Lieut.



980 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Wheelek, Joshua, contimted.

Jewett ; also, Capt. David Jewett's co., Col. Gerrish's regt. of guards ; enlisted
Nov. 10, 1778; discharged Dec. 12, 1778; service, 1 mo. 6 days, guarding troops
of convention, including travel (70 miles) home; roll certified at Lancaster.

Wheeler, Joshua. Private, Capt. Ephraim Stearns's co., Col. John Rand's regt. ;
enlisted July 10, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, in-
cluding 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Worcester Co. to
serve for 3 months ; also, order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to Capt.
Stearns, dated Petersham, May K!, 1782, signed by said Wheeler and others,
for wages, etc., for service in Capt. Stearns's co., Col. Rand's regt., at West
Point, in 1780.

Wheeler, Josiah, Boston. Foreman of a company of artificers ; Continental Army
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Boston;
term, 3 years ; also, return signed by Tho. Chase, D. Q. M. G. [year not given],
of wagoners, artificers, etc., serving in his department; said Wheeler appears
among " Carpenters and Wheel-wrights inlisted " stationed at Boston.

Wheeler, Josiah, Dorchester. Private, Capt. Abraham Wheeler's co. of Minute-
men, Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775; service, 11 days; reported enlisted into the army.

Wheeler, Joslah, Westminster. Sergeant, Capt. John White's co.. Col. Abijah
Stearns's regt. ; engaged April 1, 1778 ; discharged July 2, 1778 ; service, 3
mos. 5 days, at and about Boston.

Wheeler, Josl4.h, Jr., Westminster. Private, Capt. John Estabrook'sco., which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge and joined Col. Asa
Whitcom's regt. ; service, 8^ days.

Wheeler, Jotham. Private, Capt. George Minott's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's
regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched from the alarm post at Concord
March 4, 1776, to reinforce the army.

Wheeler, Jotham. Corporal; list of men drafted from Capt. George Minot's
Concord town co. to go to Rhode Island for 2 months, dated April 23, 1777.

Wheeler, Jotham. Lists of men appearing under the heading " Hartwell Brook
the first Everidge;" said Wheeler appears among men who "filled up the
Continental army 1777."

Wheeler, Jotham. Lists of men appearing under the heading "Hartwell Brook
the first Everidge ; " said Wheeler appears among persons reported as liaving
contributed cash " at the march for taking Burgoyne 1777 ; " reported con-
tributed .'^2.

Wheeler, Jotham. Corporal ; list of men drafted from Concord towTi co. to serve
as guards at Cambridge for 3 months, dated March 24, 1778.

Wheeler, Jotham. List of men detached from Col. Brooks's regt. to relieve
guards at Cambridge, as returned to Lieut. Col. Francis Faulkner [year not
given, probably 1778]; reported as among men detached from Capt. Minot's
CO., of Concord.

Wheeler, Jotham. Lists of men appearing under the licading " Hartwell Brook
the first Everidge;" said Wheeler appears among men with Ca])t. Abishai
Brown at Nantasket [year not given].

Wheeler, Lebbeus, Hollis. Private, Capt. Reuben Dow's co., Col. William Pres-
cott's regt.; mu.ster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service,
3 mos. 14 days; also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1775; also,
receipt for bounty coat dated Cambridge, Nov. 20, 1775.



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Wheeler, Lemuel, Concord. Capt. Abishai Brown's co., Col. John Nixon's
(5th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Wheeler and others, dated
Cambridge, June 26, 1775; a/so. Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 28, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 11 days ; also,
company return dated Sept. 30, 1775.

"Wheeler, Lemuel, Concord. Private, Capt. Charles Miles's co., Col. Jonathan
Reed's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Ticonderoga, sworn
to Feb. 16, 1777 ; 180 miles travel allowed said Wheeler ; service with North-
ern army.

Wheeler, Lemuel, Concord. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of
June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj . Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for
Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield; also, descrip-
tive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6
months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin
Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 15, 1780;
age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, ruddy ; engaged for town of Concord ;
marched to camp July 15, 1780, under command of Capt. James Cooper ; also,
list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Pater-
son as havuig passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ;
also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Concord for service in
the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 10, 1780; discharged
Dec. 20, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 20 days, including travel (200 miles) home.

Wheeler, Lemuel, Lincoln. Sergeant, Capt. Asa Drury's co., Col. Turner's regt. ;
entered service Aug. 13, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 28, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 20
days, including travel (80 miles) home. Roll endorsed " five Months Service
at Rhode Island."

Wheeler, Lemuel. Private, Capt. George Minott's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ;
service, 5 days ; company marched from the alarm post at Concord March 4,
1776, to reinforce the army.

Wheeler, Lemuel. Private, Colonel's co.. Col. Nixon's (6th) regt.; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from March 3, 1777, to March 3, 1780 ; credited
to town of Concord; also, Capt. Adam Wheeler's co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's
regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who
had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc., dated Soldier's
Fortune, Feb. 15, 1779, and certified at Camp near Peekskill ; also. Colonel's
CO., Col. Nixon's (5th) regt.; muster roll for May, 1779, dated Camp High-
lands; enlisted March 3, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; also. Colonel's co. com-
manded by Capt. Lieut. Benjamin Heywood, Col. Nixon's regt. ; pay rolls for
June-Sept., 1779; also. Colonel's co.. Col. Nixon's regt.; pay roll for Oct.,
1779; also. Colonel's co. commanded by Capt. Lieut. Matthew Chambers, Col.
Nixon's regt.; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1779; also. Colonel's co. com-
manded by Capt. Lieut. Peter Clayes, Col. Nixon's regt. ; pay roll for Jan.-
June, 1780 ; reported discharged March 3, 1780.



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