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Muster Roll, of Capt. John Wells Company, May 6th 1794

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John Wells Capt

Pardon Haynes Lieut

Shadrick Chapin Ensn

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Stephen Brown

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Jonathan Marsh

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William Fuller

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John Churney
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Samll Bell
Nahum White
Benjn Merrill
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Names of Men, Rank and File.

                           
 

Corpl Ambrose Potter

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2

               
 

Jonathan Hardwell

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Asa Foster

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Saml McNett

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1

   

3

               
                               
 

Eleazer Ames

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Isaiah Adams

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Consider Brown

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Jacob Bliss

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Cornelius Bass

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Abel Basset

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Jed Coburn

1

                         
 

David Corbet

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Thomas Cheney

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9

 
 

Gideon Chapin Jun

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3

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Silas Colton

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Eli Colton Junr

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Ruben Clark

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Abner Chapin Junr

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Eliphalet Cutting

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Joshua Dodge

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Nathaniel Gleason

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3

               
 

Jonas Gleason Junr

                           
 

Stephen Gleason

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Joel Graves

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Daniel Gleason

                           
 

Asa Gleason

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Thomas Goodnow

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Abner Goodnow

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Stephen Goodnow

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John Hamilton

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Joel Hill

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Jonah Hill

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Timothy Knolton

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Joseph Knolton

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Samuel Kellogg

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Gideon Langdon

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Slossman? Langdon

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Thadeus Merrill}
Daniel Merrill}

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Baldwin Potter

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James Streetor

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Obadiah Stafford

                           
 

Eli Tanen

                           
 

John Thomas

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Benjn Tuttle

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Henry Wilson Junr

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Martin Wilson

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Warren Wilson

             

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The United States did not need a permanent army of paid soldiers for protection. Instead, the law said that every able-bodied man between the ages of 16 and 60 had to be a member of the local militia. Spring and fall "training days" supposedly kept these soldiers trained and ready to march at a moment's notice to meet any military emergency. This muster sheet records the names and equipment of the members of the Deerfield, Massachusetts, Militia Company of Captain John Wells. Note that all of the men brought their own weapons. Only one came with a rifle; the rest carried smoothbore muskets. Most also carried their own bayonets, extra flints, and " wires and brushes" to keep their guns clean and in working order.

 

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Captain John Wells' Company Muster Roll

creator   John Wells (1765-1827)
date   May 6, 1794
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height (sight)   18.75"
width (sight)   7.125"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Public Announcements/Muster Roll
accession #   #L00.030


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