16 May 2011

James Newcomb 1755-1824

From B.M. Newcomb's book:

In the War of the Revolution James Newcomb, a minute man, was in several expeditions in 1776; his first and second service under Captain Lothrop Allen (in whose company he enlisted for six months), Lieut-Col. John Harper, included one expedition to New York and on Long Island, building forts, breastworks, and "fighting the enemy". In 1777 he enlisted under Capt. John Rouse, and was present at the surrender of the army of Gen. Gurgoye; he served as corp. in Peyton's Co., Second N.Y. Regt., mustered in Sept. 1778; re-enlisted 12 May 1779, and continued in the same co. until 21 Apr. 1780. He further service in 1780, 1781 was as sergt. under Capt. Cornelius Wiltse or Wiltsey, Lieut-Col. Thaddeus Crane, and Col. Peter Yates. After the close of the war he was appointed captain of a light infantry company; promoted 1798 to Lieut-Col.; later. Col.

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