EPSOM REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER
Vermont Historical Register "Amos was a Major, then Captain, at the Battle
of Bunker Hill." From "Morrill Kindred in America" - His Rev. War
records is as follows: From the New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, NH,
Jan. 25, 1926: Amos Morrill appears as lieut. On a pay roll of Capt. Henry Dearborn's
Company, Col. JohnStark's Regiment, to Aug. 1, 1775, commissioned April 23, 1775,
residence, Epsom, NH (N.H. Rev. Rolls, Vol. I, pp. 68, 69). Also as a captain
on a list of officers of the 1st Regt. Of New Hampshire troops in the Continental
Army in April, 1777, date of commission, Nov. 7, 1776, residence, Epsom (NH Rev.
Rolls, Vol. I, p. 552).Also as captain on a list of officers in the New Hampshire
line to be promoted, 1780, present rank, Captain 1st Regiment., to be promoted
to Major 2d Regt., March 24, 1780, vice Major Titcomb, promoted. (NH Rev. Rolls,
Vol. III, p. 180). Also as Major, on a return of officers in the New Hampshire
line, 1782, commissioned March 24, 1780. (NH Rev. Rolls, Vol. IV, p. 440). A true
abstract of records, attst. Otis G. Hammond, Secretary.From the War Department
General Office: Amos Morrill served as Lieutenant in Capt. Dearborn's, Col. John
Stark's 1sr Regt. New Hamp. His name is first borne on a Company pay roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775, which shows "time of entry, April 23, time in service 3 months,
16 days." His name last appears on a record of that organization dated Oct.
16, 1775, without remark. The name of Amos Morrill appears on an undated record
of 1st NH Regt. Rev. War, with rank of Captain, which record shows he was commissioned
Jan. 1, 1776. The record also show Amos Morrill served in Rev. War as a Capt.
of a Company in the 1st NH Regt., commissioned Nov. 8, 1776, was promoted Major,
March 24, 1780, and transferred to 2d, NH Regt. Commanded by Col. George Reid.
His name also appears last on a record of that organization dated Sept. 13, 1783.
Signed by P.C. Harris, Washington, D.C., April 29, 1920.From family records we
read "Old Major Amos Morrill, who came from N. Hamp., enlisted for the Revolution,
and served all through the eight years. One of the first companies was brought
together at Epsom, NH, he there enlisted as Lieutenant. At Bunker Hill the Captain
[Andrew McClary of Epsom-EES] was killed and Amos was there made Captain. He was
with Ethan Allen at the taking of Ticonderoga and was one of eight men to go into
the enemy's camp at night and demand surrender 'in the name of Jehovah and the
Continental Army.'"Amos Morrill left Epsom in 1793 with his wife, 2 daughters
and 4 sons for St. Alban's Vt.