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- MILITARY NOTICES
MILITARY NOTICES FROM
New England Chronicle 2-8-1776 DESERTED
DESERTED some time ago from the company under my command
in Col. Starks regiment, one Benjamin Barey, a fellow
about 20 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches high, formerly
belonged to Epsom, in New Hampshire. Also, one Jonathan
Wilkins, about 5 feet 7 inches high, a well built man
about 27 years of age, formerly belonged to Amherst
in New Hampshire. Whoever will bring said deserters
to their regiment, on Winter Hill, shall have 5 dollars
reward for each or either of them, by me.
Camp on Winter Hill, Feb. 12, 1776
United State Oracle 5-8-1802
20 Dollars Reward.
BRADBURY KENNISTON, a Private in the Artillerists of
the United States, was directed on the 1st instant to
repair to the Post Office in Portsmouth, by land, after
the letters and papers belonging to the Officers of
this Garrison; and on the receipt of some letters and
papers at the post-office, he deserted the service of
the United States.
Said KENNISTON was born in the town of Epsom in this
state. - 24 years of age - 5 feet and 8 inches in height
- black eyes - black short hair - and dark complexion;
wore away a round hat - a regimental coat - short blue
pantaloons and boots. Whoever will apprehend said KENNISTON,
and return him to the subscriber, or secure him in any
Goal, so that he may be obtained, shall receive a reward
of TWENTY DOLLARS, and a reimbursement of all necessary
AMOS STODDARD, Capt.
Fort Constitution, May 3, 1802
REGIMENTAL ORDERS !
The Militia is the defence of our common country - therefore
it is necessary that they should be equip'd.
TO the Soldiers of the eighteenth Regiment of Militia
in the State of New Hampshire - You are early and earnestly
requested to equip yourselves with a good Fire-Lock,
Bayonet, Belt and Cartouche-Box, before the next Battalion
or Regimental Reviews; otherwise you will not be received,
and shall expect to be dealt with as the law directs;
those who are not able to equip themselves may make
immediate application to the town in which they belong.
By order of the Lt. Col. Com.
DANIEL CILLEY, Adjutant
Epsom, December 24, 1806
NH Gazette 9-22-1807
The second company of Light Infantry in the 18th Regiment
of Militia in New Hampshire, formed in the town of Epsom,
under the command of S.A. Heath, have volunteered their
services to government.
NH Gazette 6-2-1812
Attention ye Brave !
CITIZENS AND PATRIOTS !
YOUR country having been insulted her rights most wantonly
violated, her seamen plundered on the high seas, and
ignominiously enslaved by the tyrants of the ocean,
the government of the United States, after having exerted
all amicable and pacisick means to redress the manifold
wrongs, which for years have accumulated beyond further
endurance, has determined to vindicate the dignity and
honor of the republic in the field of battle, and calls
on all the friends to its laws, independence and constitution
to rally round the standard of liberty, prepared to
nobly defend its dearest privileges or perish in the
When the drubbing drum summons you to the field, and
the trumpet of war sounds the charge to victory or death,
each gallant spirit will rush to the standard of union
and emulate the deeds of the heroes of the revolution.
Like them every real American will contend for the honor
of the battlefield. Inspired by the brilliant achievements
of Bunker's heights, the plains of Saratoga, Monmouth
and Yorktown, the glories of a military procession must
rouse into valorous exertion the exalted faculties of
the martial foul.
You are called upon to wage no predatory war for the
personal ag__ndizement of a remorseless despot _ _ fight
for your birth rights, __ and fortunes, your wives,
__ and children.
Your country offers to every able __ between the age
of 18 __, who nobly tenders his services, sixteen dollars
bounty, on enlistment, five dollars a month, feeds and
clothes you better than any troops on the globe, and
after the expiration of the time for which you enlisted,
presents you three months pay over your annual compensation,
and an hundred and sixty acre of excellent land, on
which you can settle, make a productive farm, and rear
up a host of patriots to defend your country's rights
What a glorious opportunity is now presented you to
acquire the never fading laurels of the soldier, reputation
and fortune. With zeal then step forth as the impregnable
ramparts of freedom and become enrolled among the gallant
defenders of your country.
20 active young men may be enrolled for only 18 months;
and will be entitled to all the above emoluments except
All disposed to serve their country will do well to
apply immediately at the rendezvous in Epsom or Dover.
Captain of Infantry, U.S. Army
NH Gazette 8-11-1812
Notice to British Subjects.
United States of America, District of New Hampshire}ss.
THE Department of State having directed, that all British
Subjects within the United States, report themselves
to the Marshals of the Districts where they reside,
either to them or such other persons as they may appoint
- viz their names, their age, the time they have been
in the United States, the persons composing their families,
the places of their residence and their occupations
or pursuits, and whether and at what time they have
made the application to the courts required by law,
as preparatory to their naturalization. For this purpose
I do hereby give notice to all such aliens residing
within this district, that they immediately report themselves,
agreeably to the foregoing direction to the marshal
at his office in Epsom.
MICHAEL M'CLARY, Marshal
Dated at Epsom, July 22d, 1812.
NH Patriot 9-1-1834
Head Quarters, 3d Brigade N.H. Militia
Epsom, Aug. 15, 1834
Perkins Gale, late Brigade Quarter Master has been promoted,
appointed and commissioned Inspector of the third Brigade
with rand of Major, and will be obeyed and respected
B.L. LOCKE, Brigadier General
Head Quarters, 3d Brigade N.H. Militia
Epsom, August 15, 1834
Thomas D M Locke, late Paymaster in the 18th Reg., has
been promoted and appointed Quarter Master of the third
Brigade with the rank of Major; and Jonathan L. Cilley,
has been appointed Aid de Camp to the Brigadier General
of said Brigade with the rank of Captain, and they will
be obeyed and respected accordingly.
By order of the Brigadier General,
PERKINS GALE, Brigade Inspector
The Regiments constituting the third Brigade will parade
for Inspection and Review as follows, viz:
The 8th Regiment October 2, 1834
11th Regiment October 3, 1834
38th Regiment October 7 , 1834
18th Regiment October 8, 1834
17th Regiment October 9, 1834