3rd Mendon Company Massachustts Militia


3rd Mendon Company

3rd Worcester County Regiment
Massachusetts Militia

April 19th 1775

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The men in the 3rd Mendon Company, Col. Ezra Woods 3rd Worcester County Regiment commanded by Captain Joseph Daniels, marched from Mendon to Roxbury on the 19th of April, 1775.

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The company was prepared to engage the British should they choose to retreat from Lexington and Concord via the only land route back to Boston.

Under constant attack by the Massachusetts Militia throughout their retreat, the British officers led their soldiers back to Boston via the shortest route possible. This required the British to utilize the same boats used when the march began the night before. As it became increasingly clear that the British were not prepared to continue attacks on the Massachusetts country side Captain Daniels began to release soldiers under his command for their return trip back to Mendon. The last of the company's 61 men returned to Mendon on April 29, 1775.

A Roll of the men in the 3rd Mendon Company that marched from Mendon to Roxbury on the 19th of April, 1775.

Name

Time of Service

Names

Time of service

Captain Joseph Daniels
10 days
Lieut. Benoni Benson
10 days
Lieut. Peter Penniman
10 days
Ensign Levi Aldrich 1
8 days
Serg. Abraham Staples
7 days
Serg. Moses Thayer
4 days
Serg. John Darling 1
10 days
Serg. William Darling
8 days
Corp. Stephen Benson1
10 days
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Corp. Asa Fletcher
6 days
Corp. Benjamin Thayer
4 days
Silas Aldrich
6 days
Preserved Baker
10 days
Jeremiah Battles 1
10 days
Abner Benson
10 days
Benoni Benson
6 days
John Benson
10 days
Benjamin Blake
6 days
James Blake
5 days
Jonathan Boyce1
10 days
Samuel Boyce1
10 days
Jephthah Clarke1
8 days
Increase Daniels1
10 days
Moses Daniels
6 days
Elijah Darling1
6 days
Enoch Darling1
10 days
Oliver Fisher
7 days
Hezekiah Fletcher
8 days
Amariah Force1
10 days
Samuel Freeman
8 days
Benjamin Hayward
*
John Hayward
9 days
Seth Hayward
3 days
Edward Hunt1
10 days
John Hunt1
10 days
Bezaleel Jones2
6 days
Josh Lazell
6 days
Thomas Legg
10 days
Oliver Morse
4 days
Benjamin Pickering Jr
7 days
Edward Pickering1
10 days
Seva Pond
7 days
Jonathan Staples
10 days
Nahor Staples1
10 days
Nathaniel Taft
7 days
Aaron Thayer Jr.
8 days
Benjamin Thayer Jr.
10 days
Increase Thayer
6 days
Joseph Thayer Jr.3
6 days
Pelatiah Thayer4
6 days
William Thayer
4 days
David Thompson
4 days
Caleb Wheelock
6 days
Ebenezer White
10 days
John Green White
10 days
Turner White1
6 days
Henry Wiswall
8 days
Joseph Wood1
**
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            1 J. Metcalf MD, Annals of Mendon did not account for this soldiers service
            2 J. Metcalf MD, Annals of Mendon entry incorrectly lists name as Benjamin
            3 J. Metcalf MD, Annals of Mendon entry incorrectly lists name as James
            4 J. Metcalf MD, Annals of Mendon entry incorrectly lists name as Pa

            * Records do not confirm service with 3rd Mendon Company, April 1775
            ** April 1775 Service credited to Captain Albee's 1st Mendon Company

             Source: Military Records, Massachusetts Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1782

Note: This list provides a complete accounting of all who served in contrast to the list compiled by Dr. Metcalf as posted in the Annals of Mendon. This update was made possible through computer search technology not available at the time he complied his list eons ago.


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