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Noyes, Thomas (1754-1819) Thomas Noyes archive and collateral [Decimalized .01 - .56.03]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02150 Author/Creator: Noyes, Thomas (1754-1819) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1762-1939 Pagination:

Collection contains Continental Army commissions papers, a company journal, a Continental Congress pamphlet, and family scrapbooks and genealogy.

Thomas Noyes (1754-1819), grandson of Rev. James Noyes (1608-1656), founder of Yale College. Thomas's military career began in the American Revolution when he was 21; he fought at White Plains, Trenton, and Princeton. He served in the Rhode Island militia, then as a recruiter for the Continental Army. After the war he worked to resolve Revolutionary War pension problems.

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