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Joseph Stebbins (1749-1816) was the Captain of a company of Deerfield, Massachusetts militia when war broke out between England and her North American colonies in 1775. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1786 and to full colonel in 1787 for his support. Stebbins was seen as a town hero. When George Sheldon of Deerfield wrote a brief history of the American Revolution in 1916, he focused on Joseph Stebbins' service and bravery.


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

publisher   Salem Press Company
author   George Sheldon (1818-1916)
date   1916
location   Salem, Massachusetts
height   9.75"
width   7.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Booklet
accession #   #L98.037

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


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