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Johnston, Henry P., ed., The Record of Connecticut Men in the I.-War of the Revolution. II.-War of 1812. III.-Mexican War. (Hartford, CT: 1889).


Index to Record of Revolutionary Service

pp. 773, 775

Whitney, -----, 554.
Whitney, -----, 108.
Whitney, Asa, 14, 93.
Whitney, -----, Capt., 510.
Whitney, Cornelius, 82.
Whitney, Daniel, 65, 416, 485, 638.
Whitney, Daniel Jr., 22.
Whitney, Darling, 416.
Whitney, David, 397, 542.
Whitney, Ebenezer, 486, 629.
Whitney, Elijah, 285, 401.
Whitney, Enos, 615.
Whitney, Ezekiel, 22, 65, 202, 203, 327, 363, 394, 572.
Whitney, Ezekiel 2d, 644.
Whitney, Gilbert, 179, 316, 351.
Whitney, Hezekiah, 572, 638.
Whitney, James R., 507.
Whitney, Jedediah, 76, 617.
Whitney, John, 9, 80, 278, 397, 527, 544, 576, 617, 655.
Whitney, John Jr., 56.
Whitney, John M., 190.
Whitney, Jonathan, 230, 485.
Whitney, Joseph, 20, 463.
Whitney, Joseph Jr., 5.
Whitney, Joshua, 57, 119, 230, 345, 367, 368, 374, 544, 640.
Whitney, Joshua Jr., 14.
Whitney, Josiah, 63, 110, 111, 226, 352, 366.
Whitney, Josiah A., 202, 328.
Whitney, Justice W., 416.
Whitney, Justus, 286.
Whitney, Merrick, 19.
Whitney, Michael, 464, 622.
Whitney, Nathan, 120.
Whitney, Nehemiah, 10, 11.
Whitney, Olive, 664.
Whitney, Peter, 25, 47, 332, 401, 598, 640.
Whitney, Samuel, 164, 202, 239, 331, 353, 457, 486, 517, 616, 619, 638, 649, 663.
Whitney, Solomon, 216, 342, 353.
Whitney, Tarball, 513 (2).
Whitney, Thomas, 202.
Whitney, Timothy, 486.
Whitney, Uniah, 473.
Whitney, William, 20, 76, 216, 543, 561, 586, 617, 637.
Whittney, Levi, 415.
Witney, Ezekiel, 115.
Witney, Samuel, 115.
Wittney, Jeremiah, 57.

OUTBREAK OF THE WAR, 1775.

A.--THE LEXINGTON ALARM.

List of the Men who Marched from the Connecticut Towns "for the Relief of Boston in the Lexington Alarm," April, 1775:

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FROM THE TOWN OF ASHFORD

Men's Names and Quality. No. of Days in Service.
Joseph Whitney, Junr., Private 10

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FROM THE TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR

Men's Names and Quality. No. of Days in Service.
John Whitney, Private 8

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FROM THE TOWN OF FAIRFIELD

Men's Names and Quality. No. of Days in Service.
Nehemiah Whitney, Private 7

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Men's Names and Quality. No. of Days in Service.
Nehemiah Whitney, Private 7

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FROM THE TOWN OF KILLINGLY

Men's Names and Quality. No. of Days in Service.
Joshua Whitney, Junr., Private 8
Asa Whitney, Private 19

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FROM THE TOWN OF NORWICH

Men's Names and Quality. No. of Days in Service.
Merrick Whitney, Private 1

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FROM THE TOWN OF POMFRET

Men's Names and Quality. No. of Days in Service.
Joseph Whitney, Private 20

FROM THE TOWN OF PRESTON

Men's Names and Quality. No. of Days in Service.
William Whitney, Serjeant 12

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FROM THE TOWN OF STAMFORD

This company proceeded to New York
Men's Names and Quality. No. of Days in Service.
Ezekiel Whitney, Private 8
Daniel Whitney, Junr., Private 8

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FROM THE TOWN OF WILLINGTON

Men's Names and Quality. No. of Days in Service.
Peter Whitney, Private 9

CONNECTICUT CONTINENTAL TROOPS, 1775-1783.

SECOND REGIMENT--GEN. SPENCER'S--1775.

[Regiment raised on the first call for troops by the Legislature April-May, 1775. Recruited mainly in present Middlesex Co., and eastern part of the Colony. Marching by companies to the camps around Boston, it took post at Roxbury and served during the siege until expiration of term of service Dec., 1775. Detachments of officers and men engaged at the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, and in Arnold's Quebec Expedition, Sept.-Dec. 1775. Adopted as Continental in July. The regiment was re-organized for service in 1776, under Col. Wyllys.]

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3d COMPANY.

Captain: Roger Enos, Windsor, Also Lieut.-Col. See above.
Captain: Elijah Robinson, Stafford, Com. Capt.-Lieut. May 1; prom. Capt. July 1; disc. Dec. 19, '75.
2d Lieut.: Silas Blodget, Stafford, Com. May 1; disc. Dec. 18; re-ent. service in '76.
Ensign: David Tuttle, -----, Com. May 1; disc. June 26, '75.
Ensign: Josiah Converse, Stafford, Com. June 26; disc. Dec. 18.
MEN'S NAMES. Time Enlisted. When Discharged, &c.
Peter Whitney, May 9 Dec. 18

THIRD REGIMENT--GEN. PUTNAM'S--1775.

[Regiment raised on the first call for troops by the Legislature at special session of April-May, 1775. It was recruited in Windham County, with one Company from New London County, as indicated by the residences of the officers. Marching in May by companies to the camps forming around Boston, it was stationed during the siege in Putnam's Center Division at Cambridge until expiration of term of service, Dec. 10, 1775. In July it was adopted as Continental. A detachment of the officers and men was engaged at Bunker Hill, as state in the note on the battle appended to the last Company; a few men also joined the Quebec expedition. In re-enlisting troops for service in 1776, this regiment was re-organized with Benedict Arnold, then before Quebec, as Colonel.]

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6th COMPANY.

James Clark, Captain, Lebanon, Com. May 1; engaged at Bunker Hill; disc. Dec. 18, '75; re-ent. service in '76.
Daniel Tilden, Lieutenant, Lebanon, Com. May 1; disc. Dec. 18, '75; re-ent. service in '76.
Andrew Fitch, Lieutenant, Lebanon, Com. May 1; disc. Dec. 19, '75; re-ent. service in '76.
Thomas Bill, Ensign, Lebanon, Com. May 1; engaged at Bunker Hill; disc. Dec. 18, '75.
NAME AND RANK. Time Enlisted. When Discharged, &c.
Armorer
John Whitney, Jr., June 29 Dec. 10

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8th COMPANY.

Joseph Elliot, Captain, Killingly, Com. May 1; disc. Aug. 11, '75; died before Dec. 31.
Benoni Cutler, 1st Lieutenant, Killingly, Com. May 1; disc. Dec. 14, '75; re-ent. service in '76.
David Perry, 2nd Lieutenant, Killingly, Com. May 1; disc. Sept. 6, '75.
Elihu Lawrence, Ensign, Killingly, Com. May 1; disc. Dec. 14, '75.
NAME AND RANK. Time Enlisted. When Discharged, &c.
Jeremiah Wittney, May 19 Dec. 14
Joshua Whitney, May 19 Nov. 13

FOURTH REGIMENT--COL. HINMAN'S--1775.

[Raised on the first call of troops, April-May, 1775, and recruited mainly in Litchfield County. Upon the surprise pf Ft. Ticonderoga, May 10, Gov. Trumbull ordered this regiment to march as soon as possible to secure that post and Crown Point against recapture. A request to this effect was also made by the Continental Congress. The regiment reached Ticonderoga in June and Col. Hinman assumed command until the arrival of Gen. Schuyler. It took part in the operations of the Northern Department until expiration of term of service Dec., 1775. Regiment suffered much from sickness, and many men were mustered out in Oct.-Nov., 1775.]

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ADDITIONAL SOLDIERS IN HINMAN'S REGIMENT.

... Josiah Whitney, ...

FIFTH REGIMENT--COL. WATERBURY'S--1775.

[Regiment raised on first call for troops by act of Legislature April-May, 1775. Recruited mainly in Fairfield Co. Its record is identical with that of Gen. Wooster's, or the First Regt., up to the siege of St. John in Oct., it having marched first to New York under Wooster and then to the Northern Department. Term of service expired Dec., '75; but on account of sickness, many men returned home in Oct.-Nov., '75.]

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1st COMPANY.

David Waterbury, Captain, Stamford, Also Colonel. See above.
Sylvanus Brown, Capt. Lieut., Stamford, Com. May 1; disc. Dec. 13, '75; re-ent. service in '76.
Jonathan Whiting, Lieutenant, [Stamford,] Com. May 1; disc. Dec. 31, '75.
Samuel Hait, Ensign, Stamford, Com. May 1; disc. Oct. 5, '75.
NAME AND RANK. Time Enlisted. When Discharged, &c.
Daniel Whitney, May 8 Oct. 8
Ezekiel Whitney, May 8 Re-entered Nov. 17

SIXTH REGIMENT--COL. PARSONS'--1775.

[Raised on the first call for trooops in April-May, 1775. Recruited from New London, Hartford, and present Middlesex Counties. Two Companies, including Capt. Coit's, marched at once to Boston, and Capt. Mott's was ordered to the Northern Dept. The other Companies remaind on duty at New London until June 17, when they were ordered by the Governor's Council to the Boston Camps. There the regiment took post at Roxbury in Gen. Spencer's Brigade, and remained until expiration of term of service, Dec. 10, '75. Adopted as Continental. Regiment re-organized under Col. Parsons for service in '76.]

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7th COMPANY.

[This Company served in the Northern Department under Gen. Schuyler.]

Edward Mott, Captain, Preston, Com. May 1; disc. Feb. 10, '76; re-ent. State service in '76; appt. "Asst. Engineer" Aug. 6, '75. See Gen. Staff for '75.
Benjamin Throop, Lieutenant, Norwich, Com. May 1; disc. Dec. 10, '75; re-ent. service in '76.
Jeremiah Halsey, Lieutenant, Preston, Com. May 1; disc. Dec. 10, '75.
Solomon Story, Ensign, Preston, Com. May 1; disc. Dec. 10, '75.
Benjamin Ellis, Surg. Mate, Norwich, See Field and Staff.
NAMES AND RANKS. Time Enlisted. When Discharged, &c.
Serjeants.
William Whitney May 6 Dec. 8
Privates.
Jedidiah Whitney July 5 Dec. 12

SEVENTH REGIMENT--COL. CHAS. WEBB--1775.

[Raised by order of the Assembly at the July session, 1775. Recruited in Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties. Its companies were stationed at various points along the Sound until Sept. 14, when on requisition for Washington, the regiment was oredered to the Boston Camps. There it was assigned to Gen. Sullivan's Brigade on Winter Hill at the left of the besieging line, and remained until expiration of term of service in Dec., '75. Adopted as Continental. Reorganized under Col. Webb for service in '76.]

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2d COMPANY.

Street Hall, Captain, Wallingford, Also Lieut.-Col. See above.
William Hull, Capt. Lieut., Derby, Com. July 6, '75; prom. Capt. Oct. 9; disc. Dec. 21, '75; re-ent. service in '76.
Stephen Potter, Lieutenant, Branford, Com. July 6; disc. Dec. 20, '75; re-ent. service in '76.
Titus Moss Lieutenant, Wallingford, Com. July 6; prom. Lieut. Oct. 11; disc. Dec. 19, '75.
NAMES AND RANK. Time Enlisted. When Discharged, &c.
John Whitney July 11 Dec. 20

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7th COMPANY.

Isaac Bostwick, Captain, New Milford, Com. July 6; disc. Dec. 21, '75.
Jesse Kimball, Lieutenant, Canaan, Com. July 6, '75; disc. Dec. 20, '75; re-ent. service in '76.
Peter Mills, Lieutenant, -----, Com. July 6; disc. Dec. 2a, '75.
Daniel Brinsmade, Ensign, Washington, Com. July 6; disc. Nov. 29, '75.
NAMES AND RANK. Time Enlisted. When Discharged, &c.
Cornelius Whitney July 20 Dec. 21

NOTES ON THE SERVICE, 1775.

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Asa Whitney, of Salisbury, was armorer in Northern Dept. 2 months and 20 days from about July 20, '75.

CONTINENTAL REGIMENTS--1776.

COLONEL WYLLYS' REGIMENT, 1776.

22d CONTINENTAL.

[Wyllys' regiment of 1775, previously Gen. Spencer's, as re-organized for service in the Continental army for the year 1776. After the evacuation of Boston by the British, it marched under Washington to New York (by way of New London and the Sound), and remained in that vicinity from April to the close of the year. Assisted in fortifying the city; ordered to the Brooklyn front Aug. 24; egaged in Battle of Long Island Aug. 27; in retreat from New York, Sept. 1; present with the army at White Plains, Oct. 28; remained under Gen. Heath in vicinity of Peekskill until expiration of term of service, Dec. 31, 1776. Rolls incomplete.]

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SOLDIERS OF COL. WYLLYS' REGIMENT, SICK IN HOSPITAL AT STAMFORD IN NOVEMBER, 1776.

Serjeant Whitney,

COLONEL BURRALL'S REGIMENT, 1776.

[This regiment was raised on Continental basis to serve in the Northern Department under Gen. Schuyler for the year 1776, its term expiring January 19, 1777. It reinforced the troops besieging Quebec under Arnold and Wooster, and after the retreat from that position in April, '76, was stationed at Ticonderoga and vicinity, where the men suffered severely from small pox. Two Companies of the regiment, Captain Downs' and Stevens', were engaged in the affair at the Cedars, forty miles above Montreal, on May 19, and nearly all made prisoners. Rolls incomplete.]

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FIELD AND STAFF

Names. Residence. Remarks.
ENSIGNS.
Josiah Whitney, -----, Prom. from Serjt. Sept. 19, '76.

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CAPTAIN JOHN STEVENS' COMPANY.

[Muster Roll dated "in Camp Mt. Independence (Ticonderoga), November 25, 1776."--Rev. Rolls, Pension Bureau.]

John Stevens, Captain, Canaan, Appt. Jan. 19, '76; "hostage with the enemy" 19 May, '76,
Jesse Kimball, 1st Lieut., Canaan, Appt. Jan. 23, '76; prom. Capt. Sept. 19, '76.
Matthew Patterson, 1st Lieut., -----, Appt. 2d Lieut. Jan. 23, '76; prom. 1st Lieut. Sept. 19, '76.
Nathaniel Swift, 2d Lieut., -----, Prom. Sept. 19, '76.
Bazy Wells, Stratford, Appt. Ensign Jan. 23, '76; prom. 2d Lieut. Sept. 19, '76; re-ent. service in '77.
Josiah Whitney, Ensign, -----, Prom. Ensign from Serjt. Sept. 19, '76.

COLONEL ELMORE'S REGIMENT, 1776.

[This regiment was raised under authority of the Continental Congress, to serve for one year from April, 1776, and credited to Connecticut. The Colonel, Samuel Elmore, had served as Major of Hinman's Regt. in the Northern Dept. in 1775, and again as Lieut.-Col. of Wooster's provisional Regt. in the winter of '75-'76. Elmore and most of his company officers recruited their men in Connecticut and to some extent from the regiments that served in the North. Some of the officers belonged in New York and a few in Massachusetts, and men were recruited from both of those states. The regiment took the field in July, '76, under Schuyler, and on August 25th marched from Albany "into Tryon County." During the remainder of its term, it was posted at Ft. Stanwix and vicinity. It broke up at that point in the spring of '77, most of the officers and a number of the men re-entering the Continental service in the Conn., Mass., and N.Y. Lines. The following are the muster rolls of the companies as they stood on Jan. 13-15, 1777, "in Colonel Samuel Elmore's Battalion of Forces, raised in the state of Connecticut & now in the service of the United States of America."--Rev. Rolls, Pension Bureau.]

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CAPTAIN WALKER'S COMPANY.

["In Garrison at Fort Schuyler alias Fort Stanwicks."]

Robert Walker, Captain, Stratford, Appt. Ap. 15, '76; re-ent. Cont. art. in '77.
Samuel Webb, 1st Lieut., Stamford, Appt. Ap. 15, '76; re-ent. Cont. art. in '77.
James Hughes, 2d Lieut., -----, Appt. Ap. 15, '76.
William Hubbell, Ensign, Stratford, Appt. Ap. 15, '76; re-ent. Cont. art. in '77.
NAMES AND RANK. When Enlisted. Remarks.
Samuel Witney May 14
Ezekiel Witney, April 16 Des. Sept. 3.

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CAPTAIN DICKINSON'S COMPANY.

["In Garrison at Fort Dayton, German Flats."]

Robert Cochran, Captain, New York, Prom. Maj. See above.
Joel Dickinson, Captain, -----, Appt. 1st Lieut. Ap. 18, '76; prom. Capt. July 25.
Eli Brown, 2nd Lieut., -----, Appt. Ap. 15, '76.
Jonathan Dean, Ensign, -----, Appt. Ap. 15, '76; on furlough at Spencertown Jan. 2, '77, for 20 days.
NAMES AND RANK. When Enlisted. Remarks.
Joshua Whitney, Mar. 15

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American Prisoners, Paroled or Exchanged in 1776.

[Two hundred prisoners from New York arrived at Milford Jan. 1, '77, of whom twenty died on the passage and twenty within a week after landing. The following were from Connecticut:]

Nathan Whitney, Chatham.

REGIMENTS, "CONNECTICUT LINE," 1777-1781.

SECOND REGIMENT, "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF 1777-1781.

[Regiment raised early in 1777 for the new army of "Continental Line"; recruited at large throughout the State. Ordered to assemble at Danbury in April preparatory to taking the field and soon went in to Camp at Peekskill. Served, during the summer and fall of '77, along the Hudson under Putnam; ordered, Nov. 14, to join Washington's army in Pennsylvania, and on Dec. 8 engaged in the sharp action of Whitemarsh where it lost a number of officers and men, killed and wounded. Wintered at Valley Forge, '77-'78, and present July 28 following, at battle of Monmouth. Assigned to Second Conn. Brig., Huntington's, at Camp White Plains; wintered, '78-'79, with the Division at Redding. Served on east side of Hudson in Gen. Heath's wing during operations of '79; the Light Co., under Capt. Ten Eyck, detached to Meigs' Light Regt. and engaged in storming of Stony Point, July 15, '79. Wintered, '79-'80, at Morristown, and served on the outposts; in 1780, with the main army along the Hudson. Wintered, '80-'81, at Camp "Connecticut Village" above the Robinson House, Hudson River, and there reorganized for the next formation. See text on the "Conn. Line," heading C.]

PRIVATES

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NAMES. Company. Date of Enlistment. Term. Remarks.
Whitney, Samuel. Granger, [i.e. Samuel Granger, of Suffield] May 26, '78 War Tranferred to Invalid Corps Sept. 1, '82.

THIRD REGIMENT, "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF 1777-1781.

[Raised for the new army or "Continental Line" and recruited mainly in Hartford Co. and eastern part of the State; general rendezvous, Middletown. The regt. n part assisted in repelling the enemy at Danbury, Ap. 26-7. Went into Camp at Peekskill in May, '77, and served in Parsons' First Brigade under Putnam along the Hudson until Jan. '78, when the Brig. took post at West Point and later began the construction of permanent works there. Fort Wyllys at that Point doubtless named after the Colonel of the Regt. In the summer of '78 it encamped at White Plains with Washington's main army. Wintered '78-79 at Redding. During operations of '79 served in Gen. Heath's wing on east side of the Hudson. Its Light Co., under Capt. Champion, detached to Meigs' Light Regt. and engaged in storming Strong Point July 15, '79. Wintered '79-80 at Morrsitown, N.J., and served on outposts. With the main army on the Hudson during '80, and wintered '80-81 at Camp "Connecticut Village" above the Robinson House, Hudson River. There it was reorganized for the next formation of the Line. See text on the "Conn. Line," heading C.]

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PRIVATES

NAMES. Company. Date of Enlistment. Term. Remarks.
Whitney, Gilbert. Champion [i.e., Henry Champion, of Colchester], Apr. 15, '76 War Des. Apr. 11, '82.

FOURTH REGIMENT, "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF 1777-1781.

[Regiment raised for the new "Continental Line" of '77, to continue through the war. Recruited mainly in Windham and New London Counties. Went into camp at Peekskill in srping of '77, and in Sept. ordered to Washington's army in Penn.; marched in Conn. Brigade under Gen. McDougall. Engaged in Battle of Germantown, Oct. 4, '77, on left flank of the army and suffered some loss. Assigned lated to Varnum's Brigade a detachment of the regiment continued the brave defence of Ft. Mifflin, on the Delaware, Nov. 12-16, and lost Capt. Brown, and several men killed and wounded. Wintered at Valley Forge, '77-'78, and on June 28 following engaged closely at Battle of Monmouth, Col. Durkee then commanding the Brigade. Lieut.-Col. Russell in command at close of the action. Regt. encamped with main army at White Plains until ordered into winter quarters at Redding, '78-'79; assigned to 1st Conn. Brigade under Parsons. In campaign of '79, engaged in movements on east side of the Hudson under Heath as wing commander; its Light Co. under Capt. Phelps detached to Meigs' Light Regt. and took part in storming of Stony Point, July 15, '79. Wintered at Morristown '79-'80 and with the Conn division stationed on the outposts. In '80 with main army on both sides of the Hudson (see text heading C). Wintered '80-'81 in camp, "Connecticut Village," opposite West Point near the Robinson House. Consolidated for new formation, '81-'83.]

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PRIVATES

NAMES. Residence. Company. Date of Enlistment. Term. Remarks.
Whitney, John M. Brown [i.e., Stephen Brown, of Woodstock], Mar. 17, '77 3 yrs. Promoted to Serj. Jul 1, '77; disc. Sept. 8, '78.

FIFTH REGIMENT, "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF 1777-1781.

[Regiment raised for the "Continental Line" of '77 to continue through the war. Recruited largely in Fairfield and Litchfield Counties with men from all parts of the state. Rendezvous, Danbury. Went into Camp at Peekskill in spring of '77, and in Sept. ordered to Penn. with McDougall's Brigade. Engaged at Battle of Germantown, Oct. 4, '77, and suffered some loss. Assigned to Huntington's Brigade and wintered at Valley Forge, '77-'78. One June 28, '78, present at Battle of Monmouth and went into camp with main army at White Plains. Wintered at Redding, '78-'79. In operations of '79 served in Heath's wing east side of Hudson; its Light Co. under Capt. St. John detached to Meigs' Light Regt. and engaged in storming of Stony Point, July 15, '79. Wintered at Morrsitown huts, '79-'80, and in following summer served in Conn. Division, with main army, on both sides of the Hudson. Wintered '80-'81 at camp "Connecticut Village" near Robinson's House, opposite West Point; there consolidated for formation of '81-'83. See text, heading C.]

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PRIVATES

NAMES. Company. Date of Enlistment. Term. Remarks.
Whitney, Samuel. Lacy, Jan. 1, '77 3 yrs. Disc. Jan. 15, '80.
Whitney, Ezekiel. Strong, Feb. 1, '76 War Struck off the Roll Jan. 1, '80.
Whitney, Ezekiel. Sanford, Jan. 4, '77 3 yrs. Prisoner Oct. 4, '77 [Germantown]; returned July 21, '78; disc. Jan. 4, '80.
Whitney, Thomas. Sanford, Jan. 1, '77 3 yrs. Des. June 1, '77; rejoined Oct. 5, '77; taken by prior enlistment Feb., '78.
Whitney, Josiah A. Sanford, Jan. 7, '77 War -----.

LIST OF LEVIES IN 5TH REGT. IN 1780.

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NAMES. Date of Enlistment. Date of Discharge.
Whitney, Ezekiel, July 1, '80 Oct. 26, '80

SIXTH REGIMENT, "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF 1777-1781.

[Regiment raised for the "Continental Line" of '77 to continue through the war. Recruited mainly in New Haven Co.; rendezvous at New Haven. Went into Camp at Peekskill in summer of '77, but frequently detached on expeditions or outpost duty on the lines above King's Bridge. Serve in Aug.-Oct. on the Hudson, in Parson's Brigade, under Putnam, and engaged in all movements made in consequence of enemy's move against Ft. Montgomery, etc. Wintered '77-'78 at West Point, and assisted in constructing permanent fortifications, "Meigs' redoubt," etc.; also redoubts opposite on east side. In summer of '78 encamped with the main army under Washington, at White Plaines. Wintered '78-'79 at Redding. In operations of '79 served with Conn. Division on east side of Hudson in Heath's wing; its Light Co. under Capt. Champion, detached to Meigs' Light Regt. and engaged in storming of Stony Point, July 15, '79. Wintered '79-'80 at Morrsitown huts, N.J., and in movements of '80 served with the Division on both sides of Hudson. On discovery of Arnold's treason, Meigs' Regt. was ordered, with other troops, to repair forthwith to West Point, in anticipation of advance of the enemy. Wintered '80-'81 at camp "Connecticut Village", near the Robinson House, opposite West Point, and there consolidated for formation of '81-'83. See text, heading C.]

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PRIVATES

NAMES. Residence. Company. Date of Enlistment. Term. Remarks.
Whitney, Solomon Salisbury, Kirtland [i.e. Martin Kirtland, of Saybrook], Feb. 7, '78 War Des. Mar. 28, '82.

SEVENTH REGIMENT, "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF 1777-1781.

[Regiment raised from Jan. 1, '77, for the new "Continental Line," to continue through the war. Recruited in Fairfield and other Counites. Went into the field, srping of '77, at Camp Peekskill, N.Y., and in Sept. was ordered, under Gen. McDougall, to join Washington's army in Penn. Fought at Germantown, Oct. 4, '77, and suffered some loss. Wintered at Valley Forge, '77-'78, and on June 28th following present at battle fo Monmouth. Encampted during the summer at White Plains, and assigned to Huntington's Brigade. Wintered '78-'79 at Redding. In summer of '79 served on east side of the Hudson in Gen. Heath's wing. Its Light Co. under Capt. Chamberlain detached to Meigs' Light Regt. and engaged in storming of Stony Point, July 15, '79. Wintered at Morrsitown huts, '79-'80, and in following summer served with the main army on the Hudson. Wintered '80-'81 at Camp "Connecticut Village", near the Robinson House, upper Hudson, and there consolidated for formation of '81-'83. See text, "Conn. Line."]

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PRIVATES

NAMES. Residence. Company. Date of Enlistment. Term. Remarks.
Whitney, Josiah Salisbury, Watson [i.e. Titus Watson, of Bethlehem], June 10, '77 3 yrs. Omitted July, '78 (promoted Corp. July 29, '78); disc. May 26, '80.

EIGHTH REGIMENT, "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF 1777-1781.

[Raised from Jan. 1, '77, for the new "Continental Lline" to serve through the war. Enlisted in Litchfield and other Counties. Went into the field at Camp Peekskill, spring of '77. Ordered into Pennsylvania is Sept. , under Gen. McDougall, it fought at Germantown Oct. 4, '77, and suffered some loss. Assigned to Varnum's Brigade Oct. 16. A detachment from the regt. with one from Durkee's continued the stubborn defence of Ft. Mifflin, Mud Island, Penn., Nov. 12-16, '77, and lost "some gallant officers and men." Wintered at Valley Forge, '77-'78, and on June 28th following present at battle of Monmouth. Encamped during the summer at White Plains with Huntington's Brigade. Wintered '78-'79 at Redding. In summer of '79, on the Hudson, east side; its Light Co. under Capt. Munson detached to Meigs' Light Regt. and engaged in storming of Stony Point, July 15, '79. Wintered '78-'80 at Morristown huts. Summer of '80 with main army on the Hudson. Wintered '80-'81 at camp "Connecticut Village," above Robinson's House; and there consolidated for formation of '81-'83. See text, "Conn. Line."]

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LIEUTENANTS

NAMES. Residence. Remarks.
Jonathan Whitney, Canaan, Com. Jan. 1, '77; resign'd Mar. 10, '78.

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LIST OF THE LEVIES THAT SERVED IN 1780 IN THE 8TH REGIMENT.

NAMES. Date of Enlistment. Date of Discharge.
Saml Whitney, July 18, '80 Dec. 12, '80

ADDITIONAL INFANTRY, 1777-1781.

COL. SHELDON'S LIGHT DRAGOONS, 1777-83.

[Of the four regiments of Light Dragoons raised for the Continental army in '77, the second, commanded by Col. Elisha Sheldon, was raised in and credited to Connecticut, although some of the officers and men belonged to other States. Its field of service during the war was generally the east side of the Hudson along the Westchester front. Occasionally its companies served at different points. In the spring of '77 Maj. Tallmadge joined Washington in N.J. with two Troops and fought at Germantown, Oct. 4. At the seame time Capt. Seymour, with his Troop, was serving under Gates against Burgoyne. The other Troops were under Putnam's command at Peekskill. In the summer of '78 the Regt. was on the Hudson, and in the fall formed part of Gen. Chas. Scott's Light Corps on the lines in Westchester. The main body with infantry supports guarded the same ground to the close of the war. It wintered generally in Conn.; in '80-'81, however, it was sent to Western Mass. where hay an forage were plenty. Maj. Tallmadge was frequently detached on special service by Washington, and distinguished himself in expeditions. Regt. disbanded June, '83.

The following roster of the command appears among the Rev. records in the Pension Bureau, Washington, and is of special interest as the heading indicates. The names of the officers have been rearranged according to their rank, with some remarks added.

"Size Roll of the 2d Regt. Tl. D. containing a List of the Names of the Officers, non-commd officers and soldiers of the 2d Reg.t L. D. commanded by Col. Elisha Sheldon, with the Dates of the Apointments, & Enlistments, Promations, Resignations, &c., with Casualties. Begun with the first appointment in said Regt. Decr 12, 1776, & ending with the Revolutionary War. Prepared and ketp by Benjn Tallmadge, Major 2d Regt. L. D."]

p. 278

FOURTH TROOP.

SOLDIERS' NAMES. Rank. Date of Enlistment. Promoted. Term of
Service
Towns. Trade or
Occupation.
Stature. Complexion. Eyes. Hair. Casualties.
Jno. Whitney, Prvt., Dec. 17, '80 ----- ----- Watertown, Farmer, 5 FT. 5 IN. dark, brown, brown, -----.

DRAGOONS, ARTILLERY, &c., 1777-1783.

COL. LAMB'S ARTILLERY, 1777-83.

OFFICERS AND MEN FROM CONNECTICUT.

[Of the four regiments of artillery raised in '77 for the new Continental army, the Second under Col. Lamb was recruited largely in New York. Connecticut's contribution to it consisted of one hundred and seventy men, divided into four companies. They were enlisted mainly from New Haven, Stratford, and neighboring towns. In the field the regiment was distributed amont the infantry divisions and stationed at different posts, as at Ft. Clinton, West Point, &c. In '79, Capt. Walker's Co. was attached to the Connecticut Division. The regiment was represented in nearly all the battles of the north and at the siege of Yorktown, and was noted for its efficiency. Remained in service to close of the war.]

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES.

p. 285

NAMES AND RANK. Residence. Date of Enlistment. Remarks..
Corporals.
{Elijah Whiting,
{Elijah Whitney,
Chatham, Apr. 8, '77 Prom Corp. from bombadier in '80.

p. 286

NAMES AND RANK. Residence. Date of Enlistment. Remarks.
Matrosses.
Justus Whitney, Stamford, Mar. 1, '77 Served into '80-'81; no record of final discharge.

REGIMENTS, "CONNECTICUT LINE," 1781-1783.

FIRST REGIMENT, "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF 1781-1783.

[First Regt. in the second formation of the "Line," serving from Jan. 1, 1781, to Jan. 1, 1783; composed of the Third and Fourth regiments of previous formation. Its record for the two years appears in the text preceding, under heading D. Regiment consolidated in Dec., '82, for third formation, Jan. to June, 1783. The following rolls of non-commissioned officers and privates represent the state of the command on Jan. 1, 1782, as per pay accts., Comptroller's office, Hartford. The record of the commissioned officers is brought down to Jan. 1, '83.]

CAPTAIN HEART'S COMPANY.

Captain: Jonathan Heart, Farmington, Cont. from '77-'81; see Gen. Starr; served to end of war.
Lieutenant: Charles Miller, Hartford, Cont. from '77-'81; served to end of war.
Ensign: Ozias Goodrich, Wethersfield, Cont. from '77-'81; served to end of war.

p. 316

NAMES AND RANK. Paid from. Paid to..
Privates.
Gilbert Whitney, Jan. 1, '81 Dec. 31, '81

SECOND REGIMENT, "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF 1781-1783.

[Second Regt. in the second formation of the "Line," serving from Jan. 1, 1781, to Jan. 1, 1783; composed of the Fifth and Seventh regiments of previous formation. Its record for the two years appears in the text preceding, under heading D. Regiment consolidated in Dec., '82, ofr third formation, Jan. to June, 1783. The following rools of non-commissioned officers and privates represent the state of the command on Jan. 1, 1782, as per pay accts., Comptroller's office, Hartford. The record of the commissioned officers is brought down to Jan. 1, 1783.]

CAPTAIN WEED'S COMPANY.

Captain: Thaddeus Weed, Stratford, Cont. from '77-'81; resigned Dec. 17, '81.
Lieutenant: Cornelius Russell, Windsor, Cont. from '77-'81; served to June, '83.
Lieutenant: Augustine Taylor, New Milford, Cont. from '77-'81; resigned June 2, '81.

p. 327

NAMES AND RANK. Paid from. Paid to..
Privates.
Ezekiel Whitney, Jan. 1, '81 Dec. 31, '81

CAPTAIN CHAPMAN'S COMPANY.

Captain: Elijah Chapman, Tolland, Cont. from '77-'81; served to end of war.
Lieutenant: James Bennett, New Milford, Cont. from '77-'81; served to end of war.
Ensign: Ebenezer Daggett, New Haven, Cont. from '77-'81; died at Head of Elk, Md., Nov. 20, '81, on return march from siege of Yorktown.

p. 328

NAMES AND RANK. Paid from. Paid to..
Privates.
Josiah A. Whitney, Jan. 1, '81 Dec. 31, '81

THIRD REGIMENT "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF 1781-1783.

[Third Regt. in the second formation of the "Line," serving from Jan. 1, 1781, to Jan. 1, 1783; composed of the Second and Ninth (late "additional") regiments of previous formation. Its record for the two years appears in the text preceding, under heading D. Regiment consolidated in Dec., '82, for third formation, Jan. to June, 1783. The following rolls of non-commissioned officers and privates represent the state of the command on Jan. 1, 1782, as per pay accts. Comptroller's office, Hartford. The record of the commissioned officers is brought down to Jan.1, '83.]

CAPTAIN WELLES' COMPANY.

Captain: Roger Welles, Wethersfield, Cont. from '77-'81; served to end of the war.
Lieutenant: William Lynn, Killingworth, Cont. from '77-'81; served to end of the war.
Ensign: Jacob Kingsbury, Norwich, Cont. from '77-'81; served to end of the war.

p. 331

NAMES AND RANK. Paid from. Paid to..
Privates.
Samuel Whitney, Jan. 1, '81 Dec. 31, '81

CAPTAIN BULKLEY'S COMPANY.

Captain: Edward Bulkley, Wethersfield, Cont. from '77-'81 (see Gen'l Staff); served to June, '83.
Lieutenant: Daniel Bradley, Greenfield, Cont. from '77-'81; served to end of the war.

p. 332

NAMES AND RANK. Paid from. Paid to..
Privates.
Peter Whitney, Jan. 28, '81 Dec. 31, '81

FOURTH REGIMENT "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF 1781-1783.

[Fourth Regt. in the second formation of the "Line," serving from Jan. 1, 1781, to Jan. 1, 1783; composed of the Sixth regiment of the previous formation. Its record for the two years appears in the text preceding, under heading D. Regiment consolidated in Dec., '82, for third formation, Jan. to June, 1783. The following rolls of non-commissioned officers and privates represent the state of the command on Jan. 1, 1782, as per pay accts. Comptroller's office, Hartford. The record of the commissioned officers is brought down to Jan.1, '83.]

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES.

p. 342

NAMES AND RANK. Paid from. Paid to..
Privates.
Solomon Whitney, Jan. 1, '81 Dec. 31, '81

p. 345

CAPTAIN RICE'S COMPANY.

Captain: Nehemiah Rice, Waterbury [Northbury.], Cont. from '77-'81; retired by consolidations Jan. 1, '83. Served from '75.
Lieutenant: Joshua Whitney, Canaan, Cont. from '77-'81; served to end of war.
Ensign: William Fowler, East Haddam, Appt. from civil life Feb. 27, '81; died in camp of small-pox Feb. 26-28, '82.

CONNECTICUT LIGHT INFANTRY, 1781.

COMPANIES UNDER LAFAYETTE, FEB.-NOV.

p. 351

CAPTAIN HEART'S COMPANY.

Captain: Jonathan Heart, Farmington.
Lieutenant: Elijah Ransom, Colchester.
Ensign: Ozias Goodrich, Wethersfield.
Gilbert Whitney, Private.

p. 352

CAPTAIN ST. JOHN'S COMPANY.

["Return of the Light Infantry Co. 2d Conn. Regt., that marched to the Southard, 1781, under the command of the Marquiss de la Fayette."]

Captain: John St. John, Ridgefield, Resigned May 1, '81; succeeded by Capt. Chapman.
Captain: Elijah Chapman, Tolland.
Lieutenant: James Bennett, New Milford.
Ensign: Ebenezer Daggett, New Haven, Died at Head of Elk, Md., on return morach, Nov. 20, '81.
NAMES AND RANK.
Privates.
Josiah Whitney.

CAPTAIN WELLES' COMPANY.

Captain: Roger Welles, Wethersfield, Slightly wounded at assault on redoubt, Oct. 14, '81.
Lieutenant: William Lynn, Killingworth.
Ensign: Jacob Kingsbury, Norwich.

p. 353

NAMES AND RANK.
Privates.
Samuel Whitney.

CAPTAIN BARKER'S COMPANY.

["Light Infantry Company of the 4th Connecticut Regt. under the command of the Marquiss de la Fayette at the Southward 1781."]

Captain: Samuel Augustus Barker, Branford, In Va. from Ap. to Nov. '81.
Lieutenant: John Mansfield, Wallingford, Led the "forlorn hope" at assault on redoubt on Oct. 14, and wounded. Complimented in Col. Hamilton's report.
NAMES AND RANK.
Privates.
Solomon Whitney.

REGIMENTS, "CONNECTICUT LINE," 1783.

SECOND REGIMENT "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF JAN.-JUNE, 1783.

[Second Regiment, in third formation of the "Line," Jan.-June, 1783. Composed of the Second Regt. of previous formation and the Fifth. Remained in Camp at West Point and vicinity from Jan. 1, 1783, until early in June, when by Washington's orders it was disbanded with the greater portion of the army. A certain number of the men were retained for the regiment of the lasst formation.]

p. 363

SIZE ROLL OF CAPTAIN CHAPMAN'S COMPANY, FEB. 1, 1783.

NAMES AND RANK. Residence. When Enlisted. Term.
Privates.
Ezekiel Whitney, Ninepartners, Mar., '77 War

SIZE ROLL OF THE LIGHT INFANTRY COMPANY [CAPT. TAYLOR?], FEB., 1783.

p. 366

NAMES AND RANK. Residence. When Enlisted. Term.
Privates.
Josiah Whitney, Ridgfield, Feb. 19, '78 War

THIRD REGIMENT "CONNECTICUT LINE."

FORMATION OF JAN.-JUNE, 1783.

[Third Regiment, in third formation of the "Line," Jan.-June, 1783. Composed of the Third Regt. of previous formation and part of the Fourth. Remained in Camp at West Point and vicinity from Jan. 1, 1783, until early in June, when by Washington's orders it was disbanded with the greater portion of the army. A certain number of the men were retained for the regiment of the lasst formation. Regimental rolls of this period not on file, but the men were the same as in previous formation, 1781-83.]

p. 367

LIEUTENANTS.

NAMES. Residence. Remarks.
Joshua Whitney, Canaan, Retired with the army June, '83.

FINAL FORMATION, "CONNECTICUT LINE."

JUNE-DECEMBER, 1783.

COLONEL SWIFT'S REGIMENT

[While the Revolutionary army under Washington's immediate command was disbanded as a body in June, 1783, seven regiments, as stated in the text, heading D, were retained for service in the Highlands through the year. One of these was formed out of the three regiments of the Connecticut Line of the previous formation, Jan.-June, 1783, and included those men who had enlisted for definite periods shorter than "for the war." The "war" men were furloughed in June and finally discharged in the fall by a general notification. This Connecticut regiment was commanded by Col. Swift and is referred to by some of its officers as "the last arrangement" of the Line. It remained at West Point or vicinity until discharged in Dec. following. Its Light Company under Capt. Hopkins formed part of Col. Hull's Light Battalion that led the American troops into New York City on its evacuation by the enemy Nov. 25, 1783.]

p. 368

LIEUTENANTS.

NAMES. Residence. Remarks.
Joshua Whitney, Canaan, Cont. with Swift's Regt. to Nov. '83.

CONNECTICUT CINCINNATI SOCIETY

THE FOLLOWING IS THE LIST OF THE MEMBERS OF THIS SOCIETY AS ENTERED IN THE RECORDS IN POSSESSION OF THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, HARTFORD.

"SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI."

We the subscribers, officers of the American Army, do hereby voluntarily become parties to the aforegoing Institution and do bind ourselves to observe and be governed by the principles therein contained for the performance whereof we do pledge to each other our Sacred Honor."

p. 374

NAMES. Rank. Place of abode. Time of Service.
Joshua Whitney, Lieut., Canaan, Dec. 30, '77.

STATE TROOPS OR LEVIES, 1776.

REGIMENTS FOR TEMPORARY SERVICE, AND SERVICE IN NORTHERN DEPARTMENT, NEW YORK, RHODE ISLAND, AND CONNECTICUT.

FIRST BATTALION, WADSWORTH'S BRIGADE.

COL. SILLIMAN'S, 1776.

[Battalion raised under Act of Legislature, June, '76, to reinforce Washington's army at N.Y. Served on the Brooklyn front a few days before and during battle of L.I. Aug. 27; in the retreat to N.Y. Aug. 29-30; stationed in N.Y. City, under Gen. Putnam, and narrowly escaped capture on retreat from the city, Sept. 15; posted on Harlem (Washington) Heights until battle of White Plains, Oct. 28, in which it was engaged and suffered some loss. Term expired Dec. 25, '76. A number of the officers and men re-entered the service in the "Conn. Line," Jan. 1, '77. Rolls incomplete.]

SIXTH COMPANY.

Captain, Gama'l Northrup, Jr., Ridgefield.
1st Lieut., James Betts, Ridgefield.
2d Lieut., John St. John, Ridgefield, Re-ent. "Conn. Line" in '77.
Ensign, Ebenezer Olmsted, Ridgefield.

p. 394

CAPTAIN NORTHRUP'S COMPANY.

NAMES AND RANK.
Privates.
Ezekiel Whitney.

SECOND BATTALION, WADWORTH'S BRIGADE.

COL. GAY'S, 1776.

[Battalion raised June, '76, to reinforce Washington at N.Y. Served at the Brooklyn front just before and during the battle of L.I. Aug. 27; in the retreat to N.Y. Aug. 29-30; in retreat from N.Y. City, Sept. 15; with main army at White Plains. Time expired Dec. 25, '76. Rolls incomplete.]

THIRD COMPANY.

Captain, Edward Rogers, Cornwall.
1st Lieut., Nathaniel Hamlin, Sharon.
2d Lieut., Hezekiah Andrews,, [Cornwall].
Ensign, Joel Hinman, Woodbury.

p. 397

CAPTAIN ROGERS' COMPANY.

FROM CORNWALL.

NAMES AND RANK.
Privates.
David Whitney.
John Whitney.

THIRD BATTALION, WADWORTH'S BRIGADE.

COL. SAGE, 1776.

[Battalion raised June, '76, to reinforce Washington at N.Y. Served in N.Y. City and on L.I. Caughter in the retreat from N.Y. City, Sept. 15, and suffered some loss. Engaged at battle of White Plains, Oct. 28. Time expired Dec. 25, '76.]

SIXTH COMPANY.

Captain, Jonathan Parker, Willington.
1st Lieut., Ichabod Hinckley, Tolland.
2d Lieut., Timothy Holt, Willington.
Ensign, Joseph Rider Brooks, -----.

p. 401

CAPTAIN PARKER'S COMPANY.

NAMES AND RANK.
Serjeants.
Peter Whitney.
Privates.
Elijah Whitney.
John Whitney.

BRADLEY'S BATTALION, WADSWORTH'S BRIGADE.

1776.

[Col. Bradley's battalion, ordered to be raised in May, '76, for the general defence of the State, was assigned as one of the seven battalions of Wadsworth's brigade. It was stationed during the greater part of the summer and early fall of '76, at Bergen Heights and Paulus Hook (now Jersey City). In Oct. it moved up the river to the vicinity of Ft. Lee, then under Gen. Greene's command. In Nov. most of the Regt. was sent across to assist in defending Fort Washington, which on the fall of the Fort, Nov. 16, was captured with the entire garrison. The prisoners include the "Lieut. Col., 4 Captains, 10 Lieutenants, 1 Serjt. Maj., 10 Serjts., 11 Corpls., 6 Drums and Fifes, and 238 privates." The rolls of all the companies, Capt. Bebee's excepted, are given below. Commissions of Company officers dated generally June 10, '76.]

Captain, Elijah Abel, Fairfield, Later with mil.
1st Lieut., John Blackleach, -----, Pris. at Ft. Washington Nov. 16, '76.
2d Lieut., William Hawley, -----, -----.
Ensign, Judson Whiting, Stamford, ?. Pris. Nov. 16, '76. Died Jan. 16, '77.

p. 415

CAPTAIN ABEL'S COMPANY.

NAMES AND RANK. Enlistment. Discharge. Remarks.
Levi Whittney, Corp'l, June 17 Nov. 16 Pris. at Ft. Washington
Captain, Samuel Keeler, Norwalk, Pris. at Ft. Washington Nov. 16, '76.
1st Lieut., Silvanus Mead, Norwalk, Pris. at Ft. Washington Nov. 16, '76.
2d Lieut., Samuel Hait, Stamford, ?.
Ensign, Jerh Beardslee, -----.

p. 416

CAPTAIN KEELER'S COMPANY.

NAMES AND RANK. Enlistment. Discharge. Remarks.
Justice W. Whitney, Corp'l. June 23 Dec. 29 -----
Darling Whitney. June 23 Dec. 30 -----
Daniel Whitney. June 23 Jan. 11 -----

CONNECTICUT STATE TROOPS, 1776

p. 457

NINTH REGIMENT OF MILITIA.

AT NEW YORK, 1776.

["New York, August 16, 1776. A Return and State of the Number present of Commission and Non-Commision, Officers and Rank and File, &c. In the 9th Regiment of Militia in the Coloney of Connecticut now at New York and commaned by Lieut.-Col. John Mead, in the absence of Col., by speshel orders of the Capt.-General of the said Colony of Conecticut as followeth, (viz.)."]

CAPTAIN GREGORY'S COMPANY.

Captain: Jabez Gregory, Marched Aug. 12; disc. Sept. 27.
Ensign: Thos Fairweather, Marched Aug. 12; disc. Sept. 3.
MEN'S NAMES. Discharged.
Samuel Whitney Sept. 11

p. 463

CAPTAIN INGALLS' COMPANY

["Eighth Co. in 11th Reg't in the State of Connecticut on their march to West Chester."]

Capt. Zebadiah Ingals.
Lieut. William Osgood.
Ensn. Robert Sharp.
MEN'S NAMES.
Joseph Whitney

p. 464

ELEVENTH REGIMENT OF MILITIA.

[AT NEW YORK IN 1776.]

CAPTAIN PAINE'S COMPANY.

Capt. Amos Paine.
Lieut. William Baker.
Ensn. William Lyon.
MEN'S NAMES.
Michael Whitney

p. 473

EIGHTEENTH REGIMENT OF MILITIA.

[AT NEW YORK IN 1776.]

CAPTAIN BROWN'S COMPANY.

Captain: John Brown, Arrived in New York, Aug. 19th; died Sept. 2.
Ensign: Richard Case, Arrived in New York, Aug. 19th; disc. Sept. 25th.
MEN'S NAMES Arrived in New York. When Discharged.
Uriah Whitney Aug. 19 Sept. 6

MILITIA REGIMENTS, 1776

p. 485

NINTH REGIMENT OF MILITIA,

UNDER GEN. WOOSTER '76-'77.

[After the battle of White Plains, Oct. 28, '76, the Assembly ordered the 9th, 10th, 13th, and 16th militia regiments, to march to the Westchester border and place themselves under Gen. Wooster's Command. Later, the State Regiments under Cols. Enos, Whiting, &c., relieved them. The 9th regiment had but lately returned from New York. On the present tour, however, the officers and men were not all the same as on the previous tour, and the new rolls are given as follows:]

CAPTAIN WHITNEY'S COMPANY.

Captain: Jonathan Whitney, Marched Nov. 7; disc. Jan. 23.
Lieutenant: Silvanus Knap, Marched Nov. 7; disc. Jan. 23.
Ensign: Saml Guarnsey, Marched Nov. 7; disc. Jan. 23.
MEN'S NAMES. Discharged. Months and days in Service.
Daniel Whitney Jan. 23, '77 0 11

p. 486

CAPTAIN GREGORY'S COMPANY.

Captain: Jabez Gregory, Entered service Oct. 24, '76; disc. Jan. 21, '77.
Ensign: Thos Fariweather, Entered service Oct. 24, '76; disc. Dec. 24, '76.
MEN'S NAMES. Months and days in Service. Discharged.
Fife and Drums
Timy Whitney 3 0 Jan. 21, '77
Rank and File
Samll Whitney 3 0 Jan. 21, '77
Ebenr Whitney 1 0 Dec. 1, '76

MILITIA REGIMENTS, 1777

MILITIA AT SARATOGA, 1777.

[Two large regiments of militia, composed of detachments from all the brigades, were ordered to re-enforce Gen. Gates at Saratoga in the summer of 1777. They were assigned to Gen. Poor's Continental Brigade in Arnold's Division, and fought in both the battles with the enemy, Sept. 19 and Oct. 9, '77. In the first battle they lost more than any two other regiments in the field. Upon their dismissal after the surrender of Burgoyne, Gates spoke of them as "two execellent militia regiments from Connecticut." They were commanded by Colonels Jonathan Latimer, of New London, and Thaddeus Cook, of Wallingford. Some of the company rolls are on file as given below.

Gen. Oliver Wolcott also joined Gates with a body of volunteers, and several militia regiments were sent to Putnam on the Hudson during the campaign.]

COLONEL LATIMER'S REGIMENT.

["General abstract of a regiment in the service of the United States of America -- in the Northern Department commanded by [Col. Latimer] in the months of Aug., Sept., Oct., and Nov., A.D. 1777."]

p. 507

CAPTAIN LATHROP'S COMPANY.

[FROM NORWICH.]

Captain: Eben Lathrop, Enlisted Aug. 23d; [disc. Oct. 30.]
Lieut.: Phineas Beck, Enlisted Aug. 23d; [disc. Oct. 30.]
Ensign: John Smith, Enlisted Aug. 23d; [disc. Oct. 30.]
MEN'S NAMES. Enlisted. Died or were Discharged.
James R. Whitney, Aug. 28 -----.

p. 510

COLONEL THADDEUS COOK'S REGIMENT.

Captains: . . . Whitney.

"MILITIA UNDER GENL. GATES TO THE NORTHWARD, 1777."

p. 513

LIST OF NAMES IN COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE.

Capt. Tarball Whitney.
Capt. Tarball Whitney.

p. 517

COL. WHITING'S REGIMENT (4TH MIL.)

COMMANDED BY LIEUT.-COL. JONATHAN DIMON.

At Peekskill in October, 1777.

CAPTAIN HILL'S COMPANY.

[Pay abstract for his "Company in Colonl Saml Whiting's Regiment of Militia in the State of Connecticut for a short Campaign at the Fishkills in October, 1777. Commanded by Lieut.-Colonl Jonathan Dimon, &c. -- allowign twenty miles of travel per day per man to return home, -- after being discharged, no time allowed for Disartor to return home."]

Captain: Ebenezer Hill, Marched Oct. 5th; disc. Oct. 8th. Lieutenant: Lewis Goodsell, Marched Oct. 5th; disc. Oct. 13th.
MEN'S NAMES Time of Marching. When Discharged. When Deserted.
Saml Whitney Oct. 5 Oct. 13 . . . . . .

RECORD OF MILITIA SERVICE FOR 1778

p. 527

COL. JOHNSON'S REGIMENT.

["Muster Roll of Field and Staff Officers In a Regiment of Militia From the State of Connecticut now in Service in the State of Rhode Island Engaged for the term of 2 Months after arrived to Camp. Commanded by Obadiah Johnson, Esqr, Colo -- taken to February 16, 1778."]

CAPTAIN BRANCH'S COMPANY.

Captain: Moses Branch, Commissioned, Jan'y 1st, A. D. 1778.
1st Lieutenant: Joseph Burges, Commissioned, Jan'y 1st, A. D. 1778.
2nd Lieutenant: Ebenezer Lathrop, Commissioned, Jan'y 1st, A. D. 1778.
Ensign: Jacob Tuckerman, Commissioned, Jan'y 1st, A. D. 1778.
MEN'S NAMES. Entered Service.
John Whitney Jan. 11

COLONEL MOSELEY'S REGIMENT.

[Two militia regiments were ordered to the Hudson soon after the battle of Monmouth (June 28, '78) and were stationed at different points, such as Fort Clinton, West Point, &c. They were commanded by Cols. Moseley and Enos. Rolls in part as follows:]

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CAPTAIN BEEBE'S COMPANY.

Captain: David Beebe, of Milford, Arrived in camp July 2nd, 1778.
1st Lieutenant: Titus Ives, of Milford, Arrived in camp June 25th, 1778.
2nd Lieutenant: Gershom Hewit, Arrived in camp June 25th, 1778.
MEN'S NAMES.
David Whitney,

COLONEL McLELLAN'S REGIMENT.

[This regiment raised for one year's service from March, '78, appears to have served in Tyler's Brigade under Sullivan in Rhode Island, Aug.-Sept., '78. The appointments of officers as orignally made are as follows. A few rolls on file:]

p. 543

William Whitney, Capt.
Nehemiah Smith, 1st Lieut.
George Gallup, Ensn.
Jos. Smith, 2d Lieut.

p. 544

CAPTAIN TILDEN'S COMPANY.

Captain: Daniel Tilden, Appt. March 7th, 1778.
1st Lieutenant: Samuel Grosvenor, Appt. March 7th, 1778.
2nd Lieutenant: William Morriss, Appt. March 7th, 1778.
Ensign: Obadiah Child, Appt. March 7th, 1778.
MEN'S NAMES. Arrived in Camp.
Privates.
John Whitney, July 1
Joshua Whitney, July 16

p. 554

GENERAL OFFICERS PRESENT WITH THE MILITIA DURING THE NEW HAVEN ALARM.

CASUALTIES AT NEW HAVEN, JULY 5, 1779.

PRISONERS.

Mr. Whitney.

MILITIA REGIMENTS, 1780

p. 561

RECORD OF MILITIA SERVICE, 1780-1783.

A RETURN OF THE EIGHTH REGIMENT OF FOOT IN THE MILITIA OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, 1780.

NAMES.
Capt. Wm Whitney.

MILITIA REGIMENTS, 1781

p. 572

GEN. WATERBURY'S STATE BRIGADE, 1781.

[In March, 1781, Brig.-Gen. Waterbury, Jr., was appointed "Commandant of the Battalion ordered to be raised for the defense of the Post at Horseneck and places adjacent, and also all the guards raised for the defense of the sea coasts from Horseneck to New Haven inclusive." The force was composed of drafts from the militia and amounted to a brigade of two battalions. In July it joined Washington while he was encamped at Phillipsburg (see Order of Battle, p. 304) and for some time after was under Heath's orders on the Westchester line. Col. Meigs, lately retired from the "Conn. Line," was first assigned to this command but he declined the service. Original roll as follows:]

CAPT. CHARLES SMITH'S COMPANY.

NAMES. Towns hir'd by. Time Join'd Remarks
Hezekiah Whitney [Washington] April 20

p. 576

CAPTAIN I. LOCKWOOD'S COMPANY.

[Pay abstract of his "Company of Sea Coast guards stationed in Stamford from Jan'y 1st, 1781, to Jan'y 1st, 1782."]

Captain: Isaac Lockwood, Commencement of pay Jan. 1st, '81; disc. Jan. 1st, '82.
MEN'S NAMES. Commencement of Pay.. Discharged.
John Whitney Jan. 1, '80 Jan. 1, '81

p. 586

PROVISIONAL REGIMENT, 1781.

"THE FOLLOWING TO BE OFFICERS IN THE REGIMENT ORDERED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO BE RAISED AND PUT IN READINESS TO MARCH ON THE SHORTEST NOTICE, IN CASE HIS EXCELLENCY GEN. WASHINGTON SHALL CALL FOR THEM."

CAPTAINS.

William Whitney, of Preston.

NAVAL RECORD, 1775-1783.

STATE VESSELS, CONTINENTAL MEN-OF-WAR, GALLEYS, PRIVATEERS, ETC.

p. 598

CONTINENTAL FRIGATE "TRUMBULL."

[Under resolutions of Congress directnig that two frigates, of 36 and 28 guns respectively, be built in Connecticut, Gov. Trumbull and Council voted February 17 and 18, 1777, that one of these, afterwards named the Trumbull, should be built at Chatham, on the Connecticut River, under the supervision of Capt. John Cotton of Middletown. It was completed, ready for sea, about a year later. Its first Captain, Dudley Saltonstall, being transferred to the Warren, Capt. J. Nicholson of Penn., took comman. In 1781, the Trumbull was captured off the Delaware Capes by two British ships, the Iris and Gen. Monk, "after a gallant resistance of more than one hour, during which she was completely dismantled, and lost 5 killed, and 11 wounded." See Lieut. Emmons' "Navy of the U.S.," p. 3.

The other frigate built in Conn. was the "Confederacy", 36 guns.]

NAMES. Rank. Time of Entry. When dischd., &c.
Dudley Saltonstall, Commander, -----, -----.
Peter Whitney, Midshipn, Feb. 20, '77. Dischd Feb. 20, '78.

VI. MISCELLANEOUS ROLLS.

Volunteers, Unclassified Companies, Pensioners, Individual Records, Etc.

1776-1783.

COL. ENOS' STATE REGIMENT, JUNE 1777.

p. 615

[Capt. James Peck's Co. In Colo Roger Enos' Battalion. Sept. 17, 1777.]

Enos Whitney.

p. 616

CAPTAIN DIMON'S COMPANY, MAY, 1775.

OF FAIRFIELD

Saml Whitney.

p. 617

CAPTAIN MOTT'S COMPANY.

Captain: Edward Mott.
1st Lieutenant: Oliver Coit.
2nd Lieutenant: Wm Latham.
Ensign: Wm Whitney.
Jedediah Whitney, Clerk.
John Whitney.

p. 619

A MUSTER ROLL OF CAPT. ELI REED'S COMPANY, MILITIA.

Samuel Whitney.

p. 622

CAPTAIN PAINE'S COMPANY.

Captain, Amos Paine.
Lieut., Thomas Baker.
Ensn, William Lyon.
Michael Whitney.

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS.

p. 629

Ebenezer Whitney, . . . . . . Lieut. of artillerymen for defence of Norwalk in '79.

LIST OF REVOLUTIONARY PENSIONERS.

CONNECTICUT.

[No general pension laws were passed by Congress until March 18, 1818, when it was provided that survivors of the Revolutionary War, who had served for nine months of more in the Continental army or navy, could, under the condtitions of the act, become pensioners of the Government. Prior to that date relier had been given only to those who had been disabled in the service, or to their widows and children. The following list represents the Connecticut pensioners of 1818, as published in Pub. Docs., 1st Session, 16th Congress. Where the name of another State is given, it is to be understood that the pensioner enlisted from Connecticut into the service of that State; or, in a few cases, that the pensioner came from the State indicated, but was residing in Conn. in 1818. Other lists follow arranged under later acts of Congress.]

p. 637

NAMES. Rank, etc.
William Whitney, Priv.

p. 638

NAMES. Rank, etc.
Samuel Whitney, Priv.
Hezekiah Whitney, Priv.
Daniel Whitney, Priv.

CONNECTICUT PENSIONERS, ACT OF 1818, RESIDING IN VERMONT.

p. 640

NAMES. Rank, etc.
Joshua Whitney, Ensign.
Peter Whitney, Priv.

CONNECTICUT PENSIONERS, ACT OF 1818, RESIDING IN NEW YORK.

p. 644

NAMES. Rank, etc.
Ezekiel Whitney, 2d, Priv.

p. 649

INVALID PENSIONERS -- RESIDENCE NOT STATED.

Samuel Whitney.

PENSIONERS, 1832, RESIDING IN NEW HAVEN COUNTY.

p. 655

John Whitney.

CENSUS OF PENSIONERS FOR REVOLUTIONARY OR MILITARY SERVICES, As returned under the Act for atking the Sixth Census, in 1840.

p. 663

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Age.
WINDHAM COUNTY.
Ashford.
Samuel Whitney, 83

p. 664

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Age.
LITCHFIELD COUNTY.
Washignton.
Olive Whitney, 86



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