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Heitman, Francis B., Historical register of officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution, April, 1775, to December, 1783, Rev. ed. Washington, D.C., (The Rare Book Shop Pub. Co., 1914; Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1967).

[p. 32-36]

Massachusetts Line
NOTE.—The following twenty-seven battalions were organized immediately after the Lexington Alarm; they appear not to have been numbered, but were known by the names of their respective commanders.

Whitcomb's
Lieutenant-Colonel Josiah Whitney, 3d June, 1775, to —?, 1775.

[p. 589-590]

Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army

Whitney, Abner (Mass). Private in Lexington Alarm, April, 1775; Corporal in Gerrish's Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775; Sergeant 26th Continental Infantry, 1st January to 31st December, 1776; Ensign 9th Massachusetts, 1st January, 1777; resigned 15th December, 1777.

Whitney, Benjamin (Vt). Lieutenant Vermont Militia in 1777 and 1778.

Whitney, Francis (Md). 1st Lieutenant of Grayson's Continental Regiment, 28th May, 1777; retired 22d April, 1779.

Whitney, Henry (R. I.). Paymaster of Sherburne's Continental Regiment, [p.590] 13th November, 1777; resigned 13th April, 1779.

Whitney, Jonathan (Conn). 1st Lieutenant 8th Connecticut, 1st January, 1777; resigned 10th March, 1778.

Whitney, Josiah (Mass). Lieutenant-Colonel of Whitcomb's Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775; Colonel Massachusetts Militia in 1776 and 1777. (Died 1806.)

Whitney, Joshua (Conn). Private 3d Connecticut, 19th May to 13th November, 1775; Sergeant in Elmore's Continental Regiment, April, 1776, to April, 1777; Sergeant 8th Connecticut, 19th April, 1777; Ensign, 30th December, 1777; 2d Lieutenant, 31st December, 1777; 1st Lieutenant, 21st August, 1780; transferred to 5th Connecticut, 1st January, 1781; transferred to 3d Connecticut, 1st January, 1783; retained in Swift's Connecticut Regiment, June, 1783, and served to November, 1783.

Whitney, Josiah (Conn). Sergeant of Burrall's Continental Regiment, January, 1776; Ensign, 19th September, 1776, to January, 1777.

Whitney, Levi (Mass). Private in Lexington Alarm, April, 1775; 1st Lieutenant of Prescott's Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775; Lieutenant Massachusetts Militia, 1777.


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