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Company of Artillery Register, 1779

 Collection
Identifier: 119
This collection contains one register of the members of Jon Warner’s company of artillery in the American Revolution. The company was under Paul Revere’s command, and the register bears Revere’s signature.

Dates

  • 1779

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access to Collection

This collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials in this collection are believed to be in the public domain. However, it is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

1 Files

1 Items

History

Jonathan Warner of Brookline, Massachusetts, served in the American Revolutionary War from approximately 1776-1780. He held several posts, including captain of the Third Company of Artillery, which was commanded by Paul Revere. In the register in this collection, Warner recorded the members of his company of artillery.

Paul Revere was born January 1, 1735 in Boston, Massachusetts. The silversmith and patriot of the American Revolution is known for his 1775 ride to warn of the movement of British soldiers. Revere also fought during the Revolutionary War as a lieutenant colonel of the Massachusetts State Train of Artillery, one company of which is documented in this collection. His regiment sought to help take Newport, Rhode Island, from the British, though it was forced to return to Boston before the 1778 Battle of Rhode Island. Revere’s military career concluded with the Penobscot Expedition, a failed attempt to oust the British from Penobscot Bay in 1779. Revere died on May 10, 1818 and is buried in the Granary Burying Ground in Boston.

Organization of Collection

One item.

Custodial History

No deed of gift or donor file on file.

Processing Information

Processed by Lillian Weitzman in June and July, 2016 under the supervision of Alyssa Pacy.

Creator

Title
Finding Aid to the Company of Artillery Register, 1779 119
Status
completed
Author
Lillian Weitzman
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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