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from 2d E.ssex Co. regt., as returaed by Maj. Ralph Cross; residence, New-
buryport; engaged for town of Newburyport; joined Capt. Moses Greenleaf's
CO., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt.; term, 3 years; also, Capt. Greenleaf's co.,
Col. Francis's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Feb. 12,
1777, to time of arrival at Bennington ; credited with 46 days allowance ; 260
miles travel allowed said Ward.

Ward, James. Private, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.;
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776 ; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776 ; en-
listment, during war ; reported absent on furlough, agreeable to general orders ;
also reported re-engaged Nov. 15, 1776, in Capt. Blodgett's co., Col. Poor's
regt., but to continue in Col. Whitcomb's regt. until Dec. 31, 1776.

Ward, James. Private, Capt. Abel Mason's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ;
enlisted Dec. 10, 1776; discharged Dec. 28, 1776; service, 22 days, at Provi-
dence, R. I., including 3 days (52 miles) travel home; also, Capt. Mason's co.,
Col. Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted Aug. 16, 1777; discharged Oct. 20, 1777;
service, 2 mos. 11 days, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; company
drafted Aug. 13, 1777, to serve with Northern army until Nov. 30, 1777 ; roll
dated Sturbridge.

Ward, James. Private, Capt. Abner Pomeroy's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ; ser-
vice, 6 mos. 5 days ; regiment raised for 8 months, agreeable to resolve of April
20, 1778, and marched to the state of New York ; also, same co. and regt. ;
pay roll for Aug., 1778; said Ward allowed 25 days service, being 3 days to
prepare for camp, 8 days (160 miles) travel, and 14 days in camp ; also, same
CO. and regt.; pay roll for Sept., 1778; also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for
Oct., 1778; reported deserted and wages deducted from amount of roll.

Ward, James. Fatigue-man ; return for rations allowed in Quartermaster "Gen-
eral's department, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781 ; enlistment to expire April
20, 1782.

Ward, Jedediah. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives,
dated April 4, 1777 ; said Ward chosen 2d Major, Col. John Ashley, Jr.'s (1st
Berkshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; appointment concurred in hj^ Council
April 4, 1777; reported commissioned April 4, 1777.

Ward, Jedediah. Private, Capt. Zenas Wheeler's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berk-
shire Co.) regt.; entered service July 8, 1777; di-scharged July 27, 1777; ser-
vice, 20 days; company marched to Fort Edward, N. Y., and received pay at
Albany; also, paj' roll of a company commanded by Lieut. Eleazer Taylor,
Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service Aiig. 17, 1777; dis-
charged Aug. 20, 1777; service, 4 days; company marched to Pittsfield on an
alarm at Bennington.

Ward, Jephthah, Salem. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Ai-my
from 1st Essex Co. regt., sworn to at Salem by Joseph Sprague, 1st military
officer of said town ; residence, Salem ; engaged for town of Salem ; joined
Capt. Winship's co.. Col. Putnam's regt.; term, during war; also, PriAate,
Colonel's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from April 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1770; also, Capt. John Williams's
CO., Col. Putnam's (4th) regt.; return for State gratuity raised by lottery,
approved April 22, 1779; also, Lieut. Colonel's co., Col. Putnam's regt. ; Con-
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780;
also, descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 10, 1781 ; Capt. Whipple's co.,



IX THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 533



Ward, Jephtilvh, continued.

Col. Paifus Putnam's (5th) regt. ; rank, Private; age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
Tin.; com j)lexion, black ; hair, wool ; eyes, black; residence, Salem ; enlisted
March 13, 1779, by Col. Putnam; enlistment, during war; also, Private, Capt.
Job Whipple's co.. Col. Putnam's regt. ; muster rolls for Jan., Feb., and March,
1781, dated West Point; reported on extra duty with Lieut. Col. Newhall in
Feb. and March, 1781 ; also, (late) Capt. Whipple's co., Col. Putnam's regt. ;
muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point; reported on extra duty with
Col. Newhall.

Ward, Jesse. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Hickok's co., Lieut. Col. Sears's regt.;
entered service Aug. 6, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 7 days,
including 4 days (84 miles) travel home ; company raised in Berkshire Co. ;
regiment raised for 3 months. Roll endorsed " Col Elisha Porters Reg't."

W.AJtD, JoHX, Belchertown. Capt. Oliver Lyman's co.. Col. Dike's regt.; return
for mileage; warrant for pay allowed in Council Sept. 12, 1776; also. Private,
same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance home, etc., dated Dorches-
ter, Nov. 27, 1776; 89 miles travel allowed said Ward.

Ward, Johx, Buckland. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continen-
tal Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 5, 1780, re-
tvu'ned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of
6th Mass. regt., at Springfield, July 2, 1780; age, 59 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ;
complexion, light ; engaged for town of Buckland ; marched to camp July 2,
1780, under command of Capt. Phineas Parker.

Ward, John, Newton. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Nicholas Dike's
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., to and from camp, dated Boston,
Nov. 27, 1776, and endorsed " at Dochester Heights ; " 20 miles travel allowed
said Ward.

Ward, John, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Thomas Mayo, Jr.'s (2d) co.. Col. Eleazer
Weld's detachment of militia; service from Dec. 9 to Dec. 29, 1776, 20 days,
probably at Hull.

Ward, John, Salem. Private, Capt. Joseph Hiller's co., Col. Jonathan Titcomb's
regt. ; arrived at destination May 6, 1777 ; discharged July 6, 1777 ; service,
2 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island, including 3 days (65 miles) travel home. Roll
dated Camp at Providence.

Ward, John, Salem. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, retm-ned
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring-
field, July 11, 1780; age, 51 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, ruddy; en-
gaged for town of Salem ; marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command of
Capt. George Webb ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and re-
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a retiim dated Camp
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of
Salem for service ui the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 10,
17S0; discharged Dec. 17, 1780; service, 5 mos. 20 days, including travel (240
miles) home.

Ward, John. Private, Capt. James Noble's co., Col. Benedict Arnold's regt. ; en-
listed May 27, 1775; discharged June 24, 1775; service, 4 weeks. Roll sworn
to at Pittsfield.

Ward, John. Receipt given to Daniel Hopkins, dated Salem, Sept. 25, 1775, signed
by said Ward and others belonging to Capt. Benjamin Ward, Jr.'s co., for
advance pay for 1 month ; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Ward, Jr.'s co. ; en-
listed July 11, 1775; service, 6 mos. 5 days; company stationed at Salem for
defence of seacoast ; o^so, same co. ; enlisted Jan. 22, 1776; service, 7 mos.



534 ]massachusp:tts soldiers and sailors

Ward, John, continued.

7 daj's ; comp;iny raised in Salem aud stationed there for defence of seacoast ;
also, Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Ward, Jr.'s co. ; enlisted June 27, 1776; dis-
charged Nov. l.S, 177(5 ; service, 4 mos. 23 days ; company stationed at Salem for
defence of seacoast.

Ward, John. Private, Capt. Lemuel Trescott's co., Col. Asa Whitcomh's regt. ;
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 177G; enlisted Jan. 1, 177();
reported deserted Jan. 7, 1776.'

Ward, John. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll for
Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Newton; enlLsted Dec. 1, 1776; ser-
vice guarding stores at Boston ; regiment raised to serve until ^larch 1, 1777.

Ward, John. Private, Capt. Abel Dinsmor's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge'sregt. ;
enlisted Aug. 26 (also given Aug. 17) , 1777 ; discharged Nov. 20, 1777 ; service,
3 mos. 14 (also given 3 mos. 2.3) days, including travel (10 days) home ; com-
panj' raised to serve with Northern army until Nov. 30, 1777. Roll swoni to
in Hampshire Co.

Ward, John. Private, Capt. Zadok Buffiuton's co.. Col. Samuel Johnson's regt.;
enlisted Aug. 15, 1777; service, 3 mos. 16 days, in Northern department; dis-
charged Nov. 30, 1777, at Cambridge ; comi)any raised to serve imtil Nov. 30,

1777. Roll sworn to at Salem.

Ward, John (also given John, Jr.). Private, Capt. Abraham Peirce's co.. Col.
Eleazer Brooks's regt. of guards; joined Jan. 12, 1778; service to April 3,

1778, 2 mos. 22 days, at Cambridge. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co.

Ward, John. Private, Capt. Josiah Smith's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ;
muster roll for Jan., 1779, dated West Point ; enlisted May 2, 1778 ; discharged
Jan. 2, 1779; enlistment, 8 months.

Ward, John. Private, Capt. Charles Parsons's co.. Col. Goose Van Schaick's (1st
New York) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated West Point; enlist-
ment, during war ; reported on command at Albany.

Ward, John, Jr., Newton. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall's co., which marched
in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Lexington ; service, 2 days.

Ward, John, Jr. Receipt given to Daniel Hopkins, dated Salem, Sept. 25, 1775,
signed by said Ward and others belonging to Capt. Benjamin Ward, Jr.'s co.,
for advance pay for 1 month ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Wai-d, Jr.'s co. ;
engaged July 11, 1775; service, 6 mos. 5 days; company stationed at Salem for
defence of seacoast; also, .same co. ; engaged Jan. 22, 1776; discharged Nov.
18, 1776; service, 9 mos. 28 days; company raised in Salem and stationed there
for defence of seacoast.

Ward, John, 3d, Newton. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall's co., which marched
in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Lexington ; service, 4 days; also,
. Capt. Wiswall's co.. Col. Hatch's regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched at
request of Gen. Washington at the time of taking Dorchester Heights March
4, 1776; also, Capt. Joseph Fuller's (2d Newton) co., Col. Thatcher's regt.;
entered camp Sept. 2, 1778; discharged Sept. 4, 1778; service, 3 days; com-
pany marched to Cambridge Sept. 2, 1778, to guard British troops.

Ward, Jonas, Charlton. Private, Capt. Jacob Davis's co., Col. Ebenezer Lamed's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service,
15 days; also. Sergeant, Capt. John Nickols's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's
regt. ; service, .30 days ; company marched Sept. 27, 1777, to reinforce army
under Gen. Gates in Northern department; also, Capt. Abijah Lamb's co.,
Col. Jacob Davis's (Worcester Co.) regt.; engaged July 29, 1780; discharged
Aug. 9, 1780; service, 15 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; com-
pany marched to Tiverton, R. L, July 29, 1780, on an alarm.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 535

Ward, Jonas, Shrewsbury. Private, Capt. Robert Andrews's co. of Minute-ineu,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from 2d Precinct in Shrewsburj-
to Cambridge ; service, 2 weeks 5 days.

Ward, Jonathan, Sheffield. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re-
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp
Totoway, Oct. 23, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of
Mount Washington for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; ent('red
service July 13, 1780; discharged Nov. 2, 1780; service, 3 mos. 25 days, includ-
ing travel (75 miles) home.

Ward, Jonathan, Southborough. Order of the day, dated Cambridge, May 12,
1775; said Ward, Lieutenant Colonel, appointed field officer of the day; aho,
order of the day, dated Cambridge, May 10, 1775 ; said Ward, appointed field
officer of the picket guard "tonight;" also. Lieutenant Colonel, Gen. [Artemas]
Ward's regt. ; return of officers to be commissioned, dated May 24, 1775 ; resolved
in Provincial Congress, at Watertown, May 25, 1775, that said officers be com-
missioned ; also, orders of the day, dated Cambridge, May 20, and May 27,
1775; said Ward api^ointed field officer of fatigue for May 21, and May 28,
1775 ; also. Colonel ; engaged April 19, 1775 ; service to Aug. 1, 1775, 3 mos. 20
days; also. Colonel, 32d regt.; list of field and staff officers appearing on a
return of Capt. Josiah Fay's co., dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775.

Wabd, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Elijah Dwight's co., Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shire 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.
Roll dated Belchertown.

Ward, Joseph, Bridgewater. Matross, Capt. Daniel Lothrop's (Artillery) co.. Col.
John Bailey's regt. ; service from April 10, 1775, to May 2, 1775, 3 weeks 2
days ; company raised agreeable to vote of Provincial Congress as ordered by
Committee of Saf^y; also. Private, Capt. Daniel Lothrop's co.. Col. John
Bailey's regt. ; mu.ster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enli-sted May 3, 1775; service,
3 mos. 6 days; also, Capt. Lothrop's co., Gen. John Thomas's regt. ; company
return dated Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775.

Ward, Joseph, Easton. List of men mustered by James Leonard, Muster Master
for Bristol Co., for 6 months service at Rhode Island, dated Jvme 29, 1778 ; Col.
John Daggett's regt. ; also. Private, Capt. Joseph Cole's co.. Col. John Jacobs's
regt. ; enlisted July 18, 1778 ; service, 5 mos. 15 days, at Rhode Island ; enlist-
ment to expu"e Jan. 1, 1779.

Ward, Joseph, Easton. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, retiu'ned
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. Jolm Glover, at Spring-
field, July 20, 1780; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, light; en-
gaged for town of Easton ; marched to camp July 20, 1780, under command of
Capt. Benjamin Warren ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, payroll for 6 months men raised by the
town of Easton for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to
camp July 17, 1780; discharged Dec. 19, 1780; service, 5 mos. 12 days, including
10 days (200 miles) travel from camp home.

Ward, Joseph, Newton. Private, Capt. Amariah Fuller's co., which marched on
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to headquarters at Cambridge ; service, 2 days ; re-
ported as belonging to the alarm list.

Ward, Joseph, Wellfieet. List of men drafted to serve in the Continental Anny
to the credit of the town of Wellfleet, but who paid fines in lieu of service, as
returned by Winslow Lewis, Chairman of Selectmen and Committee of Well-
fleet, to Joseph Otis, Brigadier for Barnstable Co., Sept. 8, 1777.



536 IMASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

Ward, Joseph. Private, Capt. Aaron Smith's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; en-
listed Aug. 15, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 25 (also given
3 mos. 27) days, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; company marched
to reinforce Northern army. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co.

"SVard, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joseph Smith's detachment of militia from the
town of Wellfleet, Col. Freeman's regt. ; service, 2 daj's ; detachment marched
to Falmouth Sept. 10, 1778, by order of Brig. Joseph Otis on an alarm.

"Ward, Joseph. Private, Capt. John Ellis's co.. Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ; enlisted
Jime 12, 1778; discharged Jan. 29, 1779; service, 7 mos. 27 days, mcludiug 10
days (210 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to fortify and secure passes of
North river, N. Y. ; roll sworn to at Medway; also, same co. and regt.; pay
rolls for Jime-Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton; aluo, same co. and regt. ; pay
rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778, dated Kmg's Ferry ; reported sick and absent in
Dec, 1778; also, same co. ; list of men appearing on the reverse of a general
pay roll of Col. Poor's regt. for Jan., 1779, dated King's Ferry.

Ward, Joseph. List of 9 months men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master
for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Bachelder's co., Col. Tyler's regt. ; mustered July
10, 1779.

Ward, Joseph. General order dated Headquarters at Cambridge, July 20, 1775,
directing that said Ward and Samuel Osgood be appointed Aides-de-camp to
Maj. Gen. Ward ; also, Muster Master General or Commi.ssarj- General of Mus-
ters ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 10, 1777, to April
10, 1780.

Ward, Joseph. Private, Capt. Josiah Keith's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; entered
service March 4, 1781 ; discharged March 16, 1781 ; service, 13 days ; regiment
raised in Bristol Co. for service at Rhode Island by order of His Excellency
John Hancock. Roll endorsed " for 40 Day."

Ward, Joseph. Certificate dated Deerfield, July 9, 1781, signed by John Sheldon
and others, certifying that said Ward had received of the class of which they
were members 203 Spanish milled dollars to serve in the Continental Army for
the term of 3 years for said class in the town of Deerfield, agreeable to resolve
of Dec. 2, 1780; also, descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve
in the Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent;
age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; occupation, farmer; en-
gaged for town of Deerfield ; engaged March 23, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Ward, Joseph, Jr., Wellfleet. List of men drafted to serve in the Continental
Army to the credit of the town of Wellfleet, but who paid fines in lieu of ser-
vice, as returned by Winslow Lewis, Chairman of Selectmen and Committee
of Wellfleet, to Joseph Otis, Brigadier of Barnstable Co., Sept. 8, 1777.

Ward, Joshua, Dorchester. Private, Capt. Lemiiel Clap's (1st Dorchester) co., Col.
Benjamin Gill's regt. ; enlisted March 4, 1776; discharged March 8, 1776; ser-
vice, 5 days, at the time of taking Dorchester Heights; also. Sergeant, Capt.
Stephen Penniman's co.. Col. Francis's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allow-
ance from camp home, etc., sworn to in Suffolk Co., Nov. 29, 1776; mileage
for 3 miles allowed said Ward ; company drafted from Hingham, Braintree,
Dorchester, Stouglitonham, Milton, and Stougliton ; also, Capt. Penniman's
CO., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; engaged Dec. 1,
1776; regunent raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Ward, Joshtta, Milton. Private, Capt. Elijah Vose's co., 36th regt. ; company
return dated Camp at Fort No. 2 [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. Vose's co..
Col. John Greaton's regt. ; order for money in lieu of bomity coat dated Cam-
bridge Camp, Dec. [22], 1775.



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 537

"Wakd, Joshua (also given Joshua, 3(1), Salem. Capt. Thomas Barnes's cc, Col.
Mansfield's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said "Ward and others,
dated Cambridge, June 27, 1775; also, Fifer, Capt. Barnes's co.. Col. Mans-
field's, later Col. Hutchinson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged
^lay 7, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 day; also, Capt. Barnes's co., Col. John Mans-
field's (19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson; company
return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 5, 1775 ; also, order for money in lieu
of bounty coat dated Camp Winter Hill, Oct. 27, 1775; also, Fifer, Capt. Ben-
jamin Ward, Jr.'s co. ; engaged Jan. 22, 1776; discharged June 19, 1770; ser-
vicer? mos. 26 days; reported transferred to the "Tyrannicide;" company
raised in Salem and stationed there for defence of seacoast ; also. Seaman or
Marine, sloop [brigantine] "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John Fisk;
engaged Jmie 18, 1776; discharged Sept. 30, 1776; roll dated Salem ; also. Sea-
man, same vessel and commander; engaged Sejjt. 30, 1776; discharged Jan. 1,
1777 ; service, 3 mos. ; roll sworn to at Boston ; also, same vessel and com-
mander; engaged Jan. 1, 1777; discharged Feb. 17, 1777; roll sworn to at
Boston.

Ward, Josiah, Hatfield. Return of men raised agreeable to resolves of June 5,
and June 23, 1780, dated Hatfield, Aug. -, 1780; Capt. Joshua Woodbridge's
CO., Col. Cliapin's regt.; also, descriptive 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 26, 1780; age, 31 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; com-
plexion, dark ; engaged for town of Hatfield ; marched to camp July 26, 1780,
under command of Capt. Fox ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the
town of Hatfield for service in the Contmental Army during 1780 ; marched
July 18, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. 7 days ; reported died in the army Sept. 25, 1780.

Ward, Josiah, Southborough. Private, Capt. Elijah Bellows's co., which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days; roll endorsed "Southboro; "
also, Capt. Josiah Fay's co., Col. Ward's regt.; order for advance pay, signed
by said Ward and others, dated June 13, 1775; also. Private; list of men re-
turned as serving on picket guard under Maj. Loammi Baldwin, dated ]May
11, 1775; also, Capt. Fay's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's (32d) regt.; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 15 days; also, com-
pany return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775.

"Ward, Josiah (also given Josiah, 2d) , West Springfield (also given Springfield) .
List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. Levi
Ely; residence. West Springfield; engaged for town of West Springfield;
joined Capt. Oliver's co.. Col. Greaton's regt.; term, 3 years; also. Private,
Capt. Robert Oliver's co.. Col. John Graton's regt.; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported as serving 18
mos. 22 days as Private, 17 mos. 8 days as Drummer ; also, same co. and regt. ;
return [year not given] ; residence, Springfield ; enlisted for town of Spring-
field; mustered by County Muster Master Woodbridge ; also, Capt. Edward
Cumpston's co.. Col. Greaton's (2d) regt. ; return of men who were in camp
on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently excejit
. on furlough, etc.; warrant for gratuity allowed in Council April 24, 1779;
also. Drummer, Capt. Cumpston's co. : return taken from Lieut. James Davis's
book [year not given] ; reported discharged Jan. 1, 1780, term of enlistment
having expired ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Conti-
nental 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, Aug. 5, 1780; age, 20 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion,
dark : engaged for town of West Springfield ; arrived at Springfield Aug. 4,
1780: marched to camp Aug. 5, 1780, under command of Capt. Samuel Carr;



538 IklASSACIIUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

"Ward, Josiah (also given Josiah, 2d) , continued.

also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen.
Paterson as having passed miister in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25,
1780; also, Private, Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th)
regt. ; mu.ster roll for Jan., 1781, dated West Point; enlisted Aug. 3, 1780;
discharged Feb. 3, 1781 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of
West Springfield for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched
Aug. 4, 1780; discharged Feb. 4, 1781; service, (! mos. 6 days, including 6 days
(120 miles) travel home; also, receipt dated West Springfield, April 2, 1781,
for boiuity paid said Ward by Daniel White and others of a class of the town
of West Springfield to serve in the Continental Army; also, descriptive list of
men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the Continental Army, as returned
by Noah Goodman, Superintendent ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; com-
plexion, light; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of West Springfield;
engaged March 20, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Ward, Josiah. Private, Capt. Asa Rice's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted
July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 10 days, including 7
days (140 miles) travel home ; company ordered to march to Manchester on an
alarm and was discharged at Bennington. Roll dated Shrewsbury.

Ward, Josiah. Private, Capt. Abel Dmsmor's co., Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 24, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; service, 1
mo. 14 days, at New London, Conn., including 6 days (113 miles) travel home.

Ward, Josiah. Private, Capt. Lemuel Clap's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's detach-



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