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X Thos. W. Dickinson

Hilkiah Hawks X

X Augustus Wells

X Simion Bust

Mathew Clesson X

X Benjm. Wells

Jeremiah Newton

X Zurr Hawks X

John Sheldon Junr

X Thomas Mighills

X Seth Hawks X

Hilkiah Hawks

X Eliphlet Dickinson

X Thos Asa Gates X

Mathew Cleeson

X George Herbert

Joseph Cleeson X

Joseph Cleeson

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David Bliss

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Seth Hawks

Augustus Wells X

Aron Arms X

Thomas Asa Gates

John Sheldon Junr

X Edward Joiner Junr

Solomon Ashley

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Ezra Alridge

Aron Arms

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Ezra Mudge

John Beaman

X Joel Munn

John Locke

David Hoit Junr

John Locke X

Elihu Field

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X Timothy Catlin

Elihu Field X

These Refused to march when

Samuel Glading

Tiletson Miller

ordered thereto upon an alarm

Wilbm. Joinir

Abner Sheldon

Septr. 23. 1777 by Colš D Field


James Warren


This mark Went to Stillwater


Sept. 23. 1777 went away

ordered to march on an alarm

Justin Hitchcock


Sept. 23. 1777

Amasa Smith


Maj. Dickinson


Capt. Stebbins


Lieut. Bardwell

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This duty roster recorded when, where and for how long the men of the Deerfield, Massachusetts, militia served from 1775-1777. It also listed the money some of them paid for substitutes to serve in their place. The states called up militias for periods as short as two weeks or as long as several months. During the American Revolution, these "minutemen" were generally less reliable than was the Continental Army. Americans, however, preferred to depend upon militia, fearing that power-hungry officers or government officials could turn a standing army against the people it was supposed to protect. A note at the end singled out the men who refused to march in September 1777 to intercept British General John Burgoyne's army as it invaded the colonies from Canada.


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List of Soldiers

creator   David Field (1712-1792)
date   Sep 23, 1777
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   9.0"
width   8.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L99.086

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