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Army, as returned by Moses Noyes, Chaii'man of Selectmen and Committee of
Newbury, sworn to Aug. 23, 1777 ; residence, Newbury ; engaged for town of
Newbury; joined Capt. Pilsbury's co.. Col. Wigleswortb's regt. ; term, 3 years.

Wamouth, Moses, Berwick. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Con-
tinental Army at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned
as received of John Frost, Superintendent for York Co., by Capt. Samuel
Leighton, at Kittery, June 1, 1778, to be conducted to Fishkill and delivered
to Brig. Jonathan Warner; Capt. Staples's (12th) co., 2d York Co. regt. ; age,
37 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, light ; residence, Berwick.

Wampa, John. Descriptive list of deserters from 13th Mass. regt. commanded by
Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith, endorsed "July 13th 1780;" Major's co. ; rank,
Private; birthplace, Medway; deserted Feb. -, 1777.

Wampee, John, Medway. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 2, 1777; Capt. Alexander's co.,
Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; reported received State bounty ; also, Private,
Major's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for

service from Feb. 25, 1777, to ; reported deserted Feb. 15 [ ? ], 1777 ; also,

Capt. Nathaniel Alexander's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; return
[year not given] ; residence, Medway ; engaged for town of Medway ; mustered
by Maj. Barber.

Wampee, John. Descriptive list of deserters from Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt.,
dated Camp Ten Eyck, Aug. 27, 1780; Capt. Daniels's co. ; rank, Private;
complexion, black; hair, black; eyes, black; occupation, farmer; deserted
May 17, 1777; reported a transient. [See John Woompee.]

Wampee, John. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service,
agreeable to resolve. of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Wrentham; engaged
July 5, 1781.

Wampee, Samuel, Sandwich. Private, Capt. John Chad wick's co.. Col. Brewer's
regt. ; return dated Jan. 22, 1778 ; residence. Sandwich ; enlisted for town of
Sandwich ; mustered by Continental Muster Master ; reported never joined.

Wampet, Samuel, Falmouth. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Col. Nathaniel Freeman's (1st Barnstable Co.) regt., dated Sand-
wich, June 10, 1777 ; residence, Falmouth ; enlisted for town of Falmouth ;
joined Capt. Chadwick's co., Col. Brewer's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years.

Wamskutt, Solomon, Needham. List of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Col. William Mcintosh's (1st Suffolk Co.) regt., sworn to Feb. 21.
1778 ; residence, Needham ; engaged for town of Needham ; joined Capt. Morse's
CO., Col. Putnam's regt. ; term, 3 years.

Wamsley, . [This name also appears under the form of Wamlee, Wermsley,

Wormesley, Wormsley, Wormsly.]

Wamsley, James. Private, Capt. William Watson's ((Jth) co.,3d Mass. regt. com-
manded by Lieut. Col. Millen ; muster rolls for Dec, 1782, Jan. and Feb., 178;? ;
balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 1 year, 3 months, 27 days.

Wamsquam, . [Tliis name also appears under the form of Wamsquan,

Warmsqun.]



520 ^MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

AYamsqcam, Solomon, Needham. Descriptive return dated West Point, Jan. 28,
1781; Capt. Henry Sewall's co., 2d Mass. regt. ; rank. Corporal; stature, 5 ft.
5 in.; complexion, dark; hair, black; residence, Needham; enlisted Dec. 26,
1779, by Lieut. Lord, at West Point; enlistment, during war.

Wamsquan, Solomon, Suffolk Co. Descriptive list of men belongmg to Col. Bailey's
(2d) regt. who re-enlisted for the war subseiiuent to Sept. 30, 1779, as returned
by Seth Drew, Captain and Commandant, 2d Mass. regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; com-
plexion, dark ; hair, dark ; residence, Suffolk Co. ; also, Drummer, Colonel's
CO., Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Dec. 2«3, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1780; term, during war.

Wand, Ben.tamin. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co., Col. Benjamin Foster's
(Lincoln Co.) regt.; discharged Oct. 3, 1777; service, 1 mo.; company called
out three different times for service at Machias.

Wanderfoot, Charles, Salem. Private, Colonel's co.. Col. Eufus Putnam's (5th)
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 15, 1777, to Dec.
31, 1779; also, Capt. John Williams's co., Col. Putnam's (4th) regt.; return
dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778 ; residence, Salem ; enlisted for town of Salem ;
mustered by John Cushing, Esq.

Wanderfoot, John. Capt. Thomas Barnes's co., Col. Israel Hutcliinsou's (19th)
regt. ; order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp Winter Hill, Oct.
27, 1775; also, order on Benjamin Heyward, Paymaster, 4th regt., payable to
Charles Wanderfoot, dated Salem, March 11, 1777, signed by said Wanderfoot,
for remainder of wages due for " the Last Campain " and travelling charges.

Wanderford, . [This name also appears under the form of Vandcrfoot, Van-

derford, Vandevort, Vonterford, Wanderfoot.]

Wanderford, Ch^vrles. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th
regt., dated Camp Mt. Washington, Sept. 30, 1776, signed by said Wanderford
and others belonging to Capt. Bams's co., for wages, etc., due prior to Jan. 1,
1770; also, Private, Capt. Thomas Barnes's (5th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776 ; also,
company receipts for wages for Sept. -Dec, 1776 ; also, account of guns delivered
Capt. Barnes for the commissaries, dated Chatham, Feb. 2, 1777.

Wanderford, John, Salem. Capt. Thomas Barnes's co.. Col. John Mansfield's
regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Wanderford and others, dated
Cambridge, June 27, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Barnes's co., Col. IMausfield's,
later Col. Hutchinson's, regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May
19, 1775; service, 2 mos. 17 daj's; also, Capt. Banis's (5th) co., Lieut. Col.
Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9,
1776; also, company receipts for wages for Sept., Oct., and Nov., 1776; also,
Lieut. Col. Nixon's (4th) regt. ; return of men who engaged to serve the month
of Jan., 1777, dated Springfield; .said Wanderford reported 340 miles from
home; also, account of guns delivered to Capt. Barnes for the commissaries,
dated Chatham, Feb. 2, 1777 ; also, memorandum of shoes and stockings drawn
at Bristol [year not given] ; said Wanderford credited with 1 pair of hose at 8
shillings.

Waner, Calvin, Harvard. Private, Capt. Nathan Fisher's co., Col. Nathaniel
Wade's regt.: enlisted July 9, 1778; company raised to serve until Dec. 31,
1778, unless sooner discharged, and stationed at Rhode Island.

Wannehnauweet, Benj.\min, Stockbridge. Return of men raised to serve in the
Continental Army from Cai)t. Isaac Marsh's (1st Stockbridge) co. [year not
given]; residence, Stockbridge: enlisted for town of Stockbridge; joined
Capt. Cleaveland's co., Col. Jackson's regt.; enlistment, 3 years or during
war. [See Ben Waunichoruweet.]



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 521

"Wannctt, Joseph. List of men raised by the town of Boston to serve in the Con-
tinental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778,
as returned by Jabez Hatch, Colonel of Boston regt., dated Boston, May -,
1778. [See Josepli Nonnett, Joseph Nomell, Joseph Vemott, Joseph Vomell,
Joseph Vomett, and Joseph Wommett.]

Wansey, Hexry. Receipt dated Lee, June 4, 1781, for bounty paid said "Wansey
by Eleazer West, ou behalf of a class of which he was a member, to serve in
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

"Wanson, John, Gloucester. Private, Capt. Barnabas Dodge's (6th) co., Lieut.
Col. Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 13 days; also, pay abstract
for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Chelsea; also, return for guns, dated Chelsea,
Sept. 16, 1775; also, company return dated Camp at Chelsea, Oct. 2, 1775;
also, list of men who declined to re-enlist, as returned by Capt. Dodge, dated
Chelsea, Dec. 22, 1775.

"Want, Pomp, Boston. Landsman, brig " Prospect," commanded by Capt. Joseph
Vesey ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk Co., June 20,
1781 ; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark; occupation, calker;
residence, Boston.

Wanton, . [This name also appears under the form of Wonton.]

Wanton, " Cadader," Taunton (also given Easton) . Private, Capt. Edward Blake's
CO. ; service, 32 days, at Rhode Island ; company marched from Taunton Sept.
29, 1777, on a secret expedition vmder command of Col. George Williams and
was discharged Oct. 29, 1777, by Gen. Spencer.

Wanton, Charles. Capt. Peleg Peck's co., Col. George Williams's regt. ; entered
service Sept. 29, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 30, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 1 day, under
Maj. Gen. Spencer on a secret expedition ; company stationed at Tiverton, R.I.
Roll sworn to at Swanzey.

Wanton, George. Seaman, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. Hoysteed
Hacker; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the " Mellish " and
" Active " [year not given].

Wanton, Prince. Receipt dated Berkley, July 7, 1781, for bounty paid said
Wanton by Thomas Briggs and others, on behalf of a class of the town of Berk-
ley, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, list of men
raised agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, returned as received of Brig. Gen.
James Williams, Superintendent for Bristol Co., by Maj. J. Pettingall, of 1st
Mass. regt., at Boston, July 19, 1781; age, 25 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; com-
plexion, black; occupation, laborer; engaged for town of Berkley; engaged
July 5, 1781; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Lebbeus Drew's co.. Col.
William Shepard's (4th) regt.; muster roll for Aug., 1781; also, muster roll
for Sept., 1781, dated Continental Village : also, muster rolls for Oct. and Nov.,
1781, Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts.

Wanton, Solomon. Private, Capt. Thomas Cole's co., Col. Christopher Greene's
(1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East Green-
wich ; enlistment, during war.

Wanzey, . [This name also appears imder the form of Wansey, Wensey.]

Wanzey, Henry. Private, Capt. John Bacon's co.. Col. Caleb Hyde's regt.. Gen.
Rosseter's brigade; entered sersnce Oct. 20, 1781; discharged Oct. 28, 1781;
service, 9 days, at Stillwater on an alarm.

Wapels, Thomas, Boston. Descriptive list of men raised to serve in the Conti-
nental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as retiimed by Col. Wash-



522 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

"Wapels, Thomas, continued.

bum, Superintendent for Worcester Co.; age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. (i in.;
complexion, light ; hair, light; occupation, sailor ; engaged for town of Bolton ;
engaged Feb. 17, 1782; term, 2 years 6 months; also, descriptive list of men
in Continental service; Capt. Allen's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th)
regt. ; age, 27 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occu-
pation, farmer; residence, Boston; engaged for town of Boston; engaged Feb. ■
15, 1782; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Jonathan Maynard's (6th) co.,
Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster roll for March, 1782; enlisted
Feb. 19, 1782; also, Capt. MajTiard's co., 7th Mass. regt.; muster rolls for
April, May, and June, 1782.

Waples, Thomas, Boston. Capt. Popkin's co., Col. Gridley's regt. ; order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Jan. 2, 1776; also,
descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Jonathan Maynard's co., Lieut.
Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; rank. Private; age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4
(also given 5 ft. 3) in. ; complexion, sandy (also given light) ; hair, brown
(also given dark) ; occupation, sailor (also given mariner) ; birthiilace, Boston,
England ; residence, Boston ; enlisted Feb. 15, 1782 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also,
Private, Capt. Jonathan MajTiard's (6th) co., 7th Mass. regt. ; muster rolls for
July, Aug., Oct., and Nov., 1782; also, Capt. Nathaniel C. Allen's (8th) co.,
7th Mass. regt.; muster rolls for Dec, 1782-April, 1783; a?so, Capt. Allen's
CO., 4th Mass. regt. ; muster rolls for May-Sept., 1783; reported m His Excel-
lency's barge in May, June, and July, 1783; balance of term of enlistment im-
expired, 4 months; also, 8th co. ; entry dated Dec. 28, 1783, of an order for
■wages for Aug. -Dec. [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted
on account of wages, etc.

War, Joseph, Needham. Sergeant, Capt. James Tisdale'sco., Col. John Greaton's
(3d) regt. ; muster roll for Feb. and March, 1781, dated West Point.

Waraner, Daniel, South Hadley. Fifer, Capt. Moses Montague's co., Col. Bug-
gies Woodbridge's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; entered service April 20, 1775 ; service, 7 days.

Warburn, Isaac, Barre. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
7th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Benjamin Nye and Capt. Wil-
liam Henry, dated Barre, Dec. 29, 1777 ; residence, Barre ; engaged for town
of Barre; joined Capt. Gates's co.. Col. Putnam's regt. ; term, 3 years.

Ward, . [This name also appears vmder the form of Wand, Warde, Woard,

Word.]

Ward, . General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Sept. 24, 1776, taken

from Col. Eplirahn Wheelock's Orderly Book; Capt. Bragg, of the 2d Peini-
sylvania battalion, appointed Lieutenant Colonel of said battalion in place of
said Ward, Colonel, preferred.

Ward, . Quarter Master, Capt. Cushing's co., 1st Mass. regt. ; return for liquor

due [year not given].

Ward, Abltah, Georgetown. Private, Capt. Josiah Stearns's co.. Col. Ephraim
Dooliltle's (24th) regt. ; company return dated Charlestown, Winter Hill, Oct.
6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat due for the 8 niontlis service in 1775.

Ward, Abijah. Private, Capt. John Blunt's co., Col. Prime's regt. ; service between
March 6, 1780, and Sept. 6, 1780, 3 mos. 11 days, under Brig. Gen. Wad.sworth ;
regiment raised for defence of eastern Massachusetts.

Ward, Abijah. Receipt dated Boston, June 14, 1782, for bounty paid said Ward by
Capt. Joseph Rea, Chairman of Class No. 2 of the town of Beverly, to serve in
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 523

Ward, Abner, Westfield. Private, in a Westfield co. of Minute-men commanded
liy Lieut. John Sheiihard, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 1 week 1 day ; reported enlisted into the army
April 28, 1775; also, Capt. Warham Parks's co., Col. Timothy Uanielson's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775 ; service, 3 mos.,
1 week, 3 days; also, company return dated Koxbury [probably Oct., 1775];
also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp at Koxbury, Dec. 23,
1775 ; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt.
John Kellogg's CWestfield) co. ; residence, Westfield ; engaged for town of
Westfield; joined Capt. Ball's co., Col. William Shepard's regt.; term, dur-
ing war; also, Private, Maj. Lebbeus Ball's co.. Col. Sheppard's (3d) regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779;
also, Capt. Lebbeus Ball's co., Col. Shepard's regt.; return endorsed " Feb'y
3rd 1778;" mustered by State and Continental Muster Masters ; a ^so, same co.
and regt.; muster roll for July and Aug., 1778, dated Camp at Providence;
also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Oct., 1778; also, Maj. Lebbeus Ball's
CO., Col. Shepard's regt. : mu.ster rolls for Nov., 1778, March and April, 1779,
dated Camp at Providence; enlisted Dec. 4, 1777; enlistment, during war;
also, ^lajor's co.. Col. Shepard's (ith) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, same co. and regt. ; return
for gratuities, dated Highlands, Feb. 24, 1780; gratuity paid said Ward Feb.
1, 1780; also, Capt. George Webb's (Light Infantry) co.. Col. Shepard's regt.;
return made up for the year 1780, dated West Point; enlisted Jan. 1, 1777;
also, Corporal, Capt. John Fuller's co.. Col. Shepard's regt.; muster rolls
for June-Sept., 1781; also, muster rolls for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1781, dated
York Hutts ; also, muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated York Hutts and sworn to in
Garrison at West Point ; also, muster roll for Feb., 1782, sworn to in Garrison
at West Point.

Ward, Abxer. Private, Capt. Elijah Bellows's co., which marched on the alarm
of April 19, 1775 ; service, 11 days ; reported returned home. Roll endorsed
" Southboro."

Ward, Abner. Private, in a detachment under Lieut. Jonas Temple: enlisted
July 1, 1778; discharged July 9, 1778; service, 9 days; detachment served
with guards at Sherburne, Medfield, and Marlborough, at desire of Maj. Gen.
Heath after the expiration of their term.

Ward, Abner. Private, Capt. Nathan Sergant's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards; enlisted Aug. 11, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 4 mos. 5
days. Roll dated Camp at Winter Hill.

Ward, Abner. Private, Capt. Thomas Brintnal's co.. Col. Cyprian Howe's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 3 days, includ-
ing 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Middlesex Co. to rein-
force Continental Army at Rhode Island for 3 months.

Ward, Alexander. Boy, ship " General Putnam," commanded by Capt. Daniel
Waters ; engaged July 9 (also given July 12) , 1779 ; service to Sept. 7, 1779,
1 mo. 28 days, on Penobscot expedition. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co.

Ward, Andrew. Private, Capt. Benjamin Ward, Jr.'s co. ; enlisted Jan. 22, 1776;
discharged Nov. 18, 1776; service, 9 mos. 28 days; company raised in Salem
and stationed there for defence of seacoast ; also, Capt. Miles Greenwood's co.,
Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; enlisted Nov. 11, 1777; service to April
3, 1778, 4 mos. 23 days ; rolls dated Camp Winter Hill.

Ward, Artemas. General (also given Colonel) ; return of officers to be commis-
sioned in said Ward's regt., dated May 24, 1775; also, general order dated
Headquarters, Cambridge, July 22, 1775, makmg disposition of the forces about



52J: MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Ward, Artemas, continued.

Boston, and dividing the army into 3 grand divisions to consist of 2 brigades
each ; said Ward, Major General, to command the two brigades under Brig.
Gen. Thomas and Brig. Gen. Spencer, which were to form the right wing of
the army and remain at Roxbury ; also, General (also given Colonel) ; list of
officers of said Ward's (Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia [year not given,
probably 1775] ; also, return of regiments raised for service at Boston and as
reinforcements to the Northern and Southern armies in 1776 ; said Ward, Gen-
eral, designated as having command of 5 regiments under Cols. Josiah Whitney,
Thomas Marshal, Thomas Crafts, Ebenezer Francis, and Nicholas Dike, to be
stationed at Boston.

"Ward, Artemas. Private, Capt. Abijah Lamb's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ;
service, 43 days; company marched from home to Providence, R. I., on the
alarm of Dec. 10, 1776 ; also, Capt. John Nickols's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's
regt.; service, 30 days; company marclied Sept. 27, 1777, to reinforce army
under Gen. Gates in Northern department ; roll dated Charlton ; also, Capt.
Benjamin Allton's co.. Col. John Rand's regt. ; entered service July 9, 1780,
3 days preceding march ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; .service, 3 mos. 11 days, in-
cluding travel (180 miles) home ; regiment rai.sed for 3 months service at West
Point ; roll sworn to at Charlton ; also, order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer and
Receiver General, payable to Jacob Davis, dated Charlton, Feb. 19, 1782, signed
by said Ward and others, for wages for 3 mos. service in 1780 in Capt. Alton's
CO., Col. Rand's regt.

Ward, Asa, Worcester. Private, Capt. Tmiothy Bigelow's co. of Minute-men and
militia. Col. Artemas Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 8 days ; reported returned home.

Ward, Bani. Private, Capt. Thomas Hearsey's co.. Col. Level's regt. ; service, 3
days ; comiiany marched to Dorchester March 4, 1776 ; roll sworn to at
Hingham ; also, Capt. Heman Lincoln's co.. Col. Lovil's regt. ; service, 4 days ;
company marched to Hull Dec. 14, 1776.

Ward, Benjamin, Belchertown. Private, Capt. Elijah Dwight's co.. Col. Elisha
Porter's (Hampshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 21, 1779; discharged Aug. 25,
1779; service, 1 mo. 9 days, at New London, Conn., including 4 days (75 miles)
travel home ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in
the Continental Army for the term of 3 months, agreeable to order of General
Court of June 22, 1780, returned as mustered by Josiah Lyman, 2d Major, 4th
Hampshire Co. regt. ; Capt. Dwight's co. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ;
complexion, dark ; residence, Belchertown ; al.w. Private, Capt. Job Alvord's
CO., Col. S. Murray's regt.; enlisted July 11, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780;
.service, 3 mos. 8 days, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home; regiment
raised in Hampshire Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Ward, Benjamin, Hingham. Private, Capt. Jotliam Loring's (Hingham) co. of
the train, which marched probably on the alarm of Ai)ril 1!*1775; service,
9 days.

Ward, Benjamin, Plympton. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. John Bridgham's co., which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to ISIarshfield and then returned by
order of Col. Cotton ; service, 3 days ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Edward Spar-
row's CO., Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; engaged June 27, 1777 ; term to expire
Jan. 1, 1778 ; roll dated North Kingston, Dec. 4, 1777 ; also, same co. and regt. ;
service from Dec. 1, 1777, to date of discharge, Jan. 2, 1778, 1 mo. 2 days ; roll
dated Providence.

Ward, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Pyam Cushing's co.. Col. Solomon Lovel's regt. ;
service, 4 days ; company assembled at Dorchester March 4, 1776.



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 525



"Ward, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Pyam Cushing's co.,Col. Level's regt. ; service
between March 11, and March 29, 1776, 2 days; company assembled to giiard
the shore.

Ward, Benjamin. Private, Lieut. Joshua Perkins's detachment from Capt. George
Hammond's co.. Col. Thomas Lothrop's regt.. Brig. Joseph Cushing's brigade ;
service, 14 days; detachment marched to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm. Roll
dated Plympton, March 28, 1777.

"Ward, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Job Cushing's co.. Col. Solomon Lovell's regt. ;
enlisted Dec. 18, 1776; discharged March 17, 1777; service, 3^ mos., including
travel (15 days) home ; also, petition dated April 10, 1777, signed by said Ward
and others belonging to Capt. Job Cushing's co., asking for unpaid portion of
allowance for travel to Danbury, Conn., subsequent to engagement in Dec,
1776 ; enlistment, 3 months ; company marched from Hingham and Cohasset.

Ward, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Reuben Munn's co.. Col. ElLsha Porter's regt. ;
entered service Sept. 26, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 30 days, with
Northern army, including travel (140 miles) home ; company detached to join
army under Gen. Gates to serve for 30 days. Roll dated Monson.

Ward, Benjamin. Pay roll of half a company commanded by Lieut. Jabez Wilder ;

service, 6 days, imder Col. Lothrop at Hull. Roll dated Feb. 27, 1778, and

endorsed " Colo David Gushing Regt."
Ward, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co. of volunteers; service

from July 28, 1779, to Sept. 28, 1779, 2 mos., on expedition to Majorbagaduce.

Ward, Benjamin. Receipt dated Hingham, April 16, 1781, for bounty paid said
Ward by Class No. 26 of the town of Hingham to serve in the Continental
Army for the term of 3 years; also, return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for
Continental service, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of
Hingham ; engaged April 10, 1781 ; term, 3 years ; also, Private, Capt. Lebbeus
Drew's co.. Col. William Shepard's (4th) regt. ; muster roll for July, 1781,
dated Phillipsburgh ; reported on extra service as wagoner ; also, muster roll
for Sept., 1781, dated Continental Village; reported a wagoner; also, muster
rolls for Oct., 1781-Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts; reported a wagoner.

Ward, Benjamin, Jr., Salem. Receipt given to Daniel Hopkins, dated Salem,
Sept. 2.5, 1775, signed by said Ward, Captain, and men belongmg to his com-
pany, for advance pay for 1 month ; also, Captain of a company stationed at
Salem for defence of seacoast; engaged July 11, 1775; service, 6 mos. 5 days;
also, Captain of a company raised in Salem and stationed there for defence of
seacoast; engaged Jan. 16, 1776; discharged Nov. 18, 1776; service, 10 mos.



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