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Unknown Muster Roll for the 10 Companies of the 34th Regt of Foot in the Service of the United Colonies 1775

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09290 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: circa 23 April 1775 Pagination: 2 p. Order a Copy

2nd Massachusetts regiment. "Muster Roll" for the 10 Companies "of the 34th Reg't of Foot in the Service of the United Colonies 1775" [General John Thomas's 2nd Massachusetts Regiment, organized on April 23, 1775, drawn from members of the original Minutemen companies that responded to the Lexington Alarm.] The names include some of the first African American freemen to join the American cause in this desegregated regiment: Cuff Rezara [Rosary] [of Abington], Andrew Pomp [of Marshfield], and Jupiter Richards, Toby Torbett, Cuff Mitchell, Elias Sewall, and Joel Sugmug [Suikamug] [of Bridgewater].

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