Captain John Bigelow's Artillery Company, 1776

[The first artillery company raised in Connecticut during the Revolution was an independent organization commanded by Capt. John Bigelow, of Hartford. It was recruited early in 1776 and marched to the Northern Department where it appears to have been accepted as a Continental Co. Stationed during the summer and fall of '76, at Ticonderoga and vicinity. In July Capt. Bigelow was sent by direction of Congress with a special flag of truce to Burgoyne in Canada. The original roll of the Co. not on file. The following represents one of its last returns, dated Nov. "Camp Ticonderoga," after some of the men must have been discharged. -- Rev. Rolls, Pension Bureau.]






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