28 February 2012

Reuben Newcomb c. 1747 - c. 1814

According to B.M. Newcomb: quite probably Reuben Newcomb took part in the Revolutionary War, and he is probably referred to in the following concerning troops stationed at a junction of Penobscot and Magabigwaduce Rivers, Me.: "Thursday, Aug. 5th. This afternoon a part of the enemy sayy'd out on our right, but upon receiving a fire from our pickets they retir'd in confusion to their fort. Capt. Newcomb with his rangers had a skirmish with a party of the Enemy; kill'd 4. We lost one Indian" (General Lovell's Journal.)

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