icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

label levels:

Joseph Stebbins (1749-1816) of Deerfield, Massachusetts, was quite active in the American Revolution. He was at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775 and participated in the defeat of General Burgoyne's army at Saratoga in 1777. Stebbins had already been promoted to the rank of Captain when Governor John Hancock appointed him in 1781 to be a Lieutenant Colonel in the 5th Regiment of Massachusetts militia. Military titles were an important measure of position and good breeding in American society. Joseph Stebbins kept the title "Colonel Stebbins" until his death in 1816.


top of page

Military Commission of Lt. Colonel Joseph Stebbins (1749-1816)

publisher   Commonwealth of Massachusetts
date   Jul 1, 1781
location   Massachusetts
height   12.5"
width   10.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Appointment/Discharge
accession #   #L98.015

Look Closer icon My Collection icon Transcription icon Detailed info icon

ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object

See Also...

"Joseph Stebbins- A Pioneer at the Outbreak of the Revolution"


Tricorn Hat

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback