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Aldrich Soldiers in the Revolutionary War

Lexington Green, early morning on Wednesday, the 19th of April, 1775. 

Seventy-seven Lexington militiamen faced 400 British regulars. Here happened "The Shot Heard 'Round The World." In a very short time, seven militiamen were dead, Eight others wounded and one British soldier wounded. The British marched away to Concord but the War of Independence had begun. 

The following is from the "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War"1896-1908). Vol. 1 Pages 113-117.

ALDRICH, ABEL, Uxbridge. Private, Capt. Samuel Read's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days.   

ALDRICH, ABRAHAM, Mendon. Private, Capt. Andrew Peters' co., Co!! Joseph Read's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. I, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return dated Roxbury, Sept. 25, 1775; also, return of men enlisted into Continental. Army from 1st co. of Mendon, as returned by Lieut. Ammidon; joined Capt. Daniels's co., Col. Nixon's regt.; enlistment, 3 years, to expire )May 19, 1780; also, Capt. Daniels's co., Co!. Thomas Nixon's regt.; Con­tinental Army pay accounts for service from May 19, I777, to Sept. 10, l777; reported deceased Sept. 10 (also given Aug. 26), 1777.

ALDRICH, ALQUIRE. Seaman, ship" General Mifflin," commanded by Capt. George)). Babcock; descriptive list of officers and crew dated Sept. 9, 1780; age, 29 yrs.; Complexion, dark.    .

ALDRICH, ABRAHAM, Uxbridge. Private, Capt. Edward Seagrave's co., Col. Joseph Read's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. I, 1775; enlisted May 8, l775; service, 3 mos. 1 day; also, company return dated Sept. 25, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Roxbury, Dec. 21, 1775; also, return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Capt. Samuel Read's co., dated March 6, 1778; joined Capt. Moses Knapp's co., Col. Shepard's regt.; enlistment to expire 1780; also, Private, Capt. Knapp’s co., Col. William Sheppard's regt.; Continental army pay accounts for service from Jan. I, 1777, to Aug. 1, 1778; reported deserted.

ALDRICH, AMASA, Mendon. Private, Capt. Andrew Peters' co., Co! Joseph Read's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 30, li75; service, 3 "mos. 9 days; also, company return dated Roxbury, Sept. 25, 1775.

ALDRICH, AMASA. Private, Capt. Edward Seagrove’s co., Col. Wada’s regt.; enlisted June 19,1778; discharged July 12, 1778; service, 26 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. Roll dated Uxbridge.

ALDRICH, AMASA. Private, Capt. Thomas Marshall Baker's co., Co! Samuel Denny's regt.; enlisted Oct. 23, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11 days; enlistment, 3 months; ordered to march to Claverack. Roll dated Upton.

ALDRICH, AMASA. Private, Capt. B. Read's co., under command of Lieut. John Benson, Co1. Nathan Tyler's (Worcester Co.) regt.; enlisted Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 10 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

  ALDRICH, AMASA. Sergeant, Capt. Philip Ammidon's co., Co1. Dean's regt.; enlisted March 4, 1781; discharged March 18, 1781; service, 14 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

  ALDRICH, AUGUSTAVUS. Private, Capt. Peter Penniman's co., Col. Wood's regt.; enlisted April 18, 1777; discharged May 7, 1777; service, 21 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

  ALDRICH, Benjamin, Uxbridge. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable’ to resolve of June 5, 1780; age, 21 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, light; arrived at Springfield July 21, 1780; marched to camp July 21, 1780, under command of Capt. Isaac Pope; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Uxbridge for service in Continental Army, during 1775; marched July 13,1780; discharged Dec. 7, 1780; service, 5 mos. 3 days. ALDRICH, CALEB. List of men in Capt. Sprague's co., Oct. 1777.

  ALDRICH, CLARKE. Private, Capt. Thomas Olney's co., Col. Jabez Bowen's regt.; pay roll for service from May 1,1777, to June 2, 1777, 13 clays, in 5th Division of Col. Bowen's regt., under Capt. Jonathan Russell, at Pawtuxet.

  ALDRICH, ELISHA, Grafton: Private, Capt. Luke Drury's co., Co! Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. '1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 2 mos. 24 days; reported enlisted into the artillery, July 15, 1775.

ALDRICH, EZEKIEL, Uxbridge. Private, Capt. Joseph Elliot's co., Co1. William Thomas's regt.; enlisted July 17, 1781; discharged Nov. 30, 1781; service, 4 mos. 14 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island; reported camped at Battes Hill ( ?), Dec. 1, 1781.

ALDRICH, GEORGE, Bellingham. Return of men raised agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2,  1780;           enlisted April 25, 1781; enlistment, 3 years.

ALDRICH, GUSTAVUS, Mendon. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Capt. Peter Penniman's (3d co., Worcester Co. regt., dated Feb. 18, 1778; joined Capt. Barnes's (also given Daniels's) co., Co. Nixon's regt.; enlistment, 3 years, to expire June, 1780; also, Fifer, Capt. John Holden's (4th) co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from June 6,1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Barnes's co., Co. Nixon's regt.; return of men dated Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, Capt. Holden's co., Co. Nixon's regt.; muster roll dated Highlands, June 12, 1779; also, Private, Capt. Peter Clayes's co., Co. Nixon's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt. Holden's co., Co. Nixon's regt.; pay abstract for seen-ice from April 1, 1780, to June 30, 1780; also, descriptive list of enlisted men dated West Point, Jan. 29, 1781; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.;  complexion, dark; hair, dark; eyes, dark; enlisted Dec. 16, 1779, by Ensign, White; joined Capt. Clayes's co., Lieut. Co. Smith's (6th) regt.; enlistment, during war; also, Private, Capt. Peter Clayes's (Light Infantry) co., Lieut. Co. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; returns of men in service for Jan., 1781-Dec., 1782. reported transferred from Capt. J. K. Smith's co., Oct. 1, 1781.

ALDRICH, HENRY. Private, Capt. Isaac Martin's co., Co. Ezra Wood's regt., under command of Lieut. Co. Nathan Tyler; enlisted Dec. 8, 1776; discharged Jan. 23, 1777; service, 1 mo. 15 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

ALDRICH, HENRY. Private, Capt. Jonathan Andrews's co., Col. Joseph Prime's regt. Brig. Gen. Wadsworth's brigade; enlisted May 8,1780; discharged Dec.31, 1780; service, 7 mos. 21 days, at the Eastward. Roll sworn to in York Co.

ALDRICH, HENRY, Douglas. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Capt. Isaac Martin's co., Co. Ezra Wood's regt., dated Feb. 12) 1778; joined Capt. Danforth's (also given Foster's) co., Col. Thomas Nixon's regt.; enlistment, 3 years, to expire in 1780; also, Private, Lieut. Colonel's (7th) co., Col. Nixon's (6th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 14, 17i7,' to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Elijah Danforth's co., Col. Nixon's regt.; return of men in service Aug. 15, 17il, dated Camp near Peeks kill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's co., Col. Nixon's regt.; muster roll dated Highlands, June 12, 1779; reported furloughed by Gen. Nixon until June 1, 1779; also, Lieut. Co. Daniel Whiting's co., Co. Nixon's regt.; pay abstracts for Nov. and Dec., 1779, dated Soldier's Fortune; also, Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, return of clothing dated Peeks­kill, Dec. 5, 1780; also, descriptive list of enlisted men, dated West Point, Jan. 29, l781; age, 35 yrs.; stature, 1) ft. 8 in. (also given 5 ft. 4 in.); complexion, dark; hair, brown; occupation, farmer; enlisted Dec. 15, 1779, by Lieut. Lilley; joined Capt. Pike's (also given Lieut. Co. Whiting's  co., Lieut. Co. Smith's (6th) regt.; enlistment, during war; also, Private, Capt. Benjamin Pike's co., Lieut. Col. Smith's rcgt; returns for wages for Jan.-Dec., 1781, and Jan.-Dec. 1782; reported absent without leave, Feb., 1781; not credited with service from that time until Feb., 1782; also, discharge dated June 9, 1783, signed by Gen. Washington, showing 5 yrs. 3 mos. 8 days service in 6th regt.

ALDRICH, ISRAEL. Private, Capt. Bezaleel Taft's (9th) co., Co. Nathan Tyler's (3d Worcester Co.) regt.; enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 14 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island; marched to Tiverton, R. I.

  ALDRICH, JACOB. Private, Capt. Peter Penniman's co., Co. Job Cushing's regt.; 'en­listed Aug. 22 (also given Aug. 17), 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 15 days, at the Northward.

ALDRICH, JACOB. Private, Capt. David Bachelor’s co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt.; en­listed June 5,1778; discharged Jan. 27,1779; service, 8 mos. 17 days, at North River; enlistment, 8 months; also, order for wages dated: Mendon, March 16, 1779; reported not joined on pay roll for Dec., 1778.

ALDRICH, JAMES, Bridgewater. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Capt. Joseph Smith's co., Col. Mitchell’s (3d Plymouth Co.) regt., dated Feb.21, 1778; joined Capt. Porter's co., Co. Wigglesworth's regt.; enlistment, 3 years. Also, Private, Lieut. Samuel Dunbar's co., Col. Eliphalet Cary's regt.; enlisted July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 1, 1780; service, 3 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island; marched to Tiverton, R. I.

  ALDRICH, JOB, Mendon. List of men drafted for 8 months [year not given]

ALDRICH, JOHN, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Elisha Mitchell's co., Col. Simeon Cary's Regt.; pay roll for 7 days between date of enlistment and date of marching, dated April 2, 1776.

ALDRICH, JOHN Sergeant, Capt. Sprague's co.; list of men dated Oct. 1777. ALDRICH, Jos. List of men in Capt. Sprague's co., dated Oct. 1777.

ALDRICH, JOSEPH. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co., Col. Simon Cary's regt.; service, 4 days. Roll dated Roxbury, April 1, 1776.

ALDRICH, JOSEPH, Amherst. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Capt. Reuben Dickinson’s co., Co. Porter's (4th Hampshire Co.) regt., dated March 24, 1779; joined Capt. Robert Oliver's co., Col. John Greaton's 2nd regt.; also, Capt. Edward Cumston's co., Col. Greaton's (2d) regt.; return of men in service on or before Aug. 15, 1777.

ALDRICH, JOSEPH, Jr. Private, Capt. Joshua 'White’s co., Co! Ebenezer Sprout's regt.; enlisted Dec. 8, 17i6; discharged Dec. 20, 1776; service, 12 days; marched on an alarm to Howland's Ferry, R. I.; also, list of men in Capt. Sprague's co., dated Oct., 1777; also, Capt. White's co., Col. Ebenezer White's regt.; enlisted Aug. I, l780; discharged Aug. 9, l780; service, 9 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island; marched to Tiverton, R. I. Roll dated Middleborough.

ALDRICH, LEVI, Mendon. Ensign, Capt. Joseph Daniels's (3d) co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 8 days; reported enlisted into the army April 27, 1775; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Andrew Peter’s co., Col. Joseph Read's regt; list of officers in camp at Roxbury, May 18, 1775: also, muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 enlisted April 26, 1775: service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company return dated Roxbury, Sept. 25, 1775.

ALDRICH, LEVI. Captain, Col. Whitney's regt.; list of officers of Mass. militia; com­missioned Feb. 21, l776.

ALDRICH, Levi, Jr. Private, Capt. Peter Penniman's co., Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler's (\Worcester Co.) regt.; service, 8 days, between Dec. 8, 1776, and Jan. 21, 1777, on an alarm at Providence, R. I.; also, Capt. B. Read's co., under command of Lieut. . John Benson, Co! Tyler's  regt.;  enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 1, l780; service, 8, days, on an alarm at Rhode Island..

  ALDRICH, Louis. Lieutenant; receipt for ammunition dated Roxbury, June 14,1774,

ALDRICH, Luke, Leominster. Return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Capt. John Joslin, Jr,'s, co. 8th Worcester Co. regt., dated Nov. 7, l775; joined Capt. Warner's co., Cot. Marshal's  regt.; enlistment,  3 years.

  ALDRICH, NATHANIEL. Private, Capt. B. Read's co., under command of Lieut. John Benson, Col. Nathan Tyler's (Worcester Co.) regt.; enlisted July 28,1780; dis­charged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 15 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

ALDRICH, NEDEBIAH, Mendon. Private, Capt. Joseph Daniels's (3d) c7, which marched on the alarm of April 19,1775, to Roxbury; service, 6 days; reported enlisted into the army April 27, 1775; also, Capt. Andrew Peters-'s co., Co. Joseph Read's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775.  service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return dated Roxbury, Sept. 25, 1775,  reported joined Col. Arnold's detachment for Quebec at Cambridge, Sept. 4, 1775.

ALDRICH, NOAH, New Salem. Capt. John King's (9th)  ,co., Col. Benjamin Ruggles 'Woodbridge’s (25th) regt.; receipt for advance pay dated Cambridge, June 22, 1775; also, muster roll dated Aug. I, 1775; enlisted May 11, 1775; service, 2 mos. 25 days; reported died Sept. 18, 1775; also, company return dated Cambridge, Sept. 29,1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Camp at Prospect Hill, Oct. 23, 1775.

ALDRICH, PETER, Uxbridge. Private, Capt. 'William Wyman's co., Col. John Pater­son's regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Camp No.3, Charlestown, Nov, 4, 1775.

  ALDRICH, PETER. Private, Capt. Hancock's co., Co!. Joseph Vose's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Nov. 1, 1778; reported de­serted; also, Capt. Robert Davis's co., Col. Vose's regt.; muster roll dated Camp near Valley Forge, Jan. 6, 1778; enlistment, during war.

ALDRICH, PHINEAS, Mendon. Private, Capt. Joseph Daniels's (3d) co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 10 days; reported enlisted into the army April 27, 1775; also, Capt. Andrew Peter’s co., Co! Joseph Read's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return dated Roxbury, Sept. 25, 1775.

ALDRICH, PHINEAS. Private, Capt. Peter Penniman's co., Col. Job Cushing’s regt.; enlisted Aug. 20 (also given Aug. 17), 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 21 days, at the Northward.             

ALDRICH, PHINEAS. Sergeant, Capt. B. Read's co., under command of Lieut. John Benson, Col. Nathan Tyler's (Worcester Co.) regt.; enlisted July 28, 1780; dis­charged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 15 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

ALDRICH, RICHARD. List of men in Capt. Sprague's co., dated Oct. 1777.

ALDRICH, RUFUS, Mendon. Sergeant, Capt. Andrew Peters's co., Col. Joseph Read's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 6 days; also, company return dated Roxbury, Sept. 25, 1775; also, Capt. Peter Penniman's co., Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted Dec. 8, 1776; dis­charged Jan. 21, 1777; service, 1 mo. 15 days, on an alarm at Providence, R. I.

ALDRICH, RUFUS. Private, Capt. B. Read's co., under command of Lieut. John Ben­son, Col. Nathan Tyler's Worcester Co.) Regt.; enlisted Aug. 2,1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 10 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

ALDRICH, SILAS. Private, Capt. John Tyler's co., Col. Joseph Read's regt.; return of men in service Dec. 10, 1775.

ALDRICH, SILAS. Private, Capt. Benjamin Farrar's co., Co. Benjamin Haws's regt.; enlisted Sept. 27,1777; discharged Oct. 29,1777; service, 1 mo. 5 days, on a secret Expedition to Rhode Island.

ALDRICH, SILAS, Mendon. Private, Capt. Joseph Daniels's (3d) co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service,'6 days; also, list of men mustered in Worcester Co. by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master, to serve in Rhode Island; Capt. Nelson's co., Col. Wood's regt.; also, Private, Capt. Samuel Hamant's (also given Capt. Samuel Lamb's) co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted June 22,1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1,1779; service at Rhode Island; roll dated Middleton, Aug. 27,1778; also, muster rolls for June-Oct., 1778, dated East Greenwich; also, muster roll dated Warwick, Nov. 7, 1778; also, certificate of enlistment dated Mendon, Aug. 2, 1781, given by selectmen of Mendon, certi­fying that said Aldrich enlisted into Continental Army for the term of 3 years, in March, 1781.              .

  ALDRICH, SOLOMON, Richmond, N. H. Private, Capt. Oliver Capron's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt.; receipt for advance pay dated Camp at Cambridge, June 24, 1775; also, muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; ser­vice, 3 mos. 4 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Winter Hill, Nov. 9, 1775.

ALDRICH, SOLOMON List of men mustered in Worcester Co. by Thomas Newhall ­Muster Master, between May 19, 1777, and June 3, 1777; Capt. Coburn's co., Col. Alden's regt.; enlistment, 8 months.

  ALDRICH, SOLOMON, Northbridge. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce Conti­nental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780; age, 19 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; arrived at Springfield July 21, 1780; marched to camp July 21, 1780, under command of Capt. Isaac Pope; also, Private, Lieut. Colonel's co., Col. Henry Jackson's (16th) regt.; pay roll for service from July 21, 1780, to Aug. 1, 1780, 11 days.

ALDRICH, STEPHEN, Mendon. Private, Capt. John Albee's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 9 days.

ALDRICH, STEPHEN. Sergeant, Capt. Philip Ammidon's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 15 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

ALDRICH, WILLIAM, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. John Porter's co., Col. Paul Dudley Sergeant’s regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, l775; enlisted July 7,1775; service, 1 mo. 3 days; also, company return dated Camp before Boston, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Cambridge, Nov. 20, 1775

ALDRICH, WILLIAM, Richmond, N. H. Capt. Oliver Capron's co., Col. Ephraim Doo­little's (24th) regt.; receipt for advance pay dated Camp at Cambridge, June 24, 1775; also, Private; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 16, 1775; ser­vice, 2 mos. 21 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Winter Hill, Nov. 19, 1775.

ALDRICK, ABNER, Mendon. Private, Capt. John Albee's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 5 days.

ALDRICK, ELISHA, Grafton. Private, Capt. Aaron Kimball's co., Col. Artemus Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, l775; service, 7 days; reported enlisted into the army April 26, l775.  

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