The Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly Volume 7

The Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... and his sister, Mrs. Scott, and Mrs. Scott's daughter Jane, with the husband of the latter, Solomon Houseworth. Here the mother died, and her remains were interred in the Presbyterian graveyard in Chillicothe, where, after a repose of over sixty-two years, the rude advance of railroad improvement compelled their removal to a more peaceful spot, to rest with those of her children and grandchildren until the resurrection morn. April 10th, 1878. CAPTAIN JAMES DUNCAN'S DIARY OF THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN. Contributed by W. F. Bo(kiher, Esq., Genealogist, 1339 F Street, Washington. D. (, '. Col. Hazen's Regiment was the second regiment of the kind and was known as "Congress Own" because under authority of a resolution of Congress of January 20,1776, permission was granted to enlist one thousand Canadians or more for one year, as was done in a previous case under Col. James Livingston. This regiment was not chargeable to any State, and hence its name, "Congress Own." The troops were sometimes called "Canadian forces." Col. Moses Hazen was appointed Colonel and Edward Antill Lieutenant Colonel, by Congress. In the early part of 1776 about 500 Canadians were secured for the regiment; but the evacuation of Canada reduced the number to less than 100 by the time it reached Albany. Colonels Hazen and Antill then went to Philadelphia to lay the matter before Congress. As a result they received authority to recruit anywhere within the United States. Hazen went to New York and the New England States; Antill to Pennsylvania and the Middle States. The latter was the more successful in securing recruits. In the early part of 1781 the regiment moved from West Point down the Hudson and joined the army en route for Yorktown when it...
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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 187.96 x 246.38 x 12.7mm | 320g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600010
  • 9781236600011