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     The first military company of New Milford, Connecticut for service in the Revolution, was formed May 1, 1775, under the command of Lieut. Ebenezer Couch. (See Two Centuries of New Milford, Conn., pg. 34)  Lieut. Couch had held the rank of Ensign of the Second Militia company and in 1759 had been commissioned Lieutenant in the same company.  There is no official record that this company served during the year 1775, but in June, 1776, Lieut. Couch was commissioned Captain to serve under Colonel Andrew Ward.
     In Connecticut Men in the Revolution, page 387, is the following:  "Early in 1776, two regiments were raised in Connecticut by voluntary enlistment under Colonels Waterbury and Ward for a few weeks service to assist in throwing up defensive works in New York and Brooklyn Heights.  Rolls not on file."
     In Orcutt's History of New Milford, pp. 218-19, it is stated that the books of Capt. Couch's company kept by Benjamin Bostwick, Jr., as clerk of the company, are still preserved, and that the company under Colonel Andrew Ward was in the service two months and twenty-three days - from Feb. 1, 1776.  Those whose names on the roster are indicated by stars (*) gave no additional service.

Captain Ebenezer Couch - New Milford, Connecticut Militia:

Lieutenant
Ebenezer Couch

Ensign
Noble Hine

Clerk
Benj. Bostwick, Jr.

Sergents
David Whittlesey
* Benjamin Weller
* Matthew Bronson
Oliver Bostwick

Corporals
* Gideon Morgan
* Uri Jackson
Nathaniel Cole
* William Nichols
* Lemuel Thayer

Drummer
Eleazer Hendrix

Fifers
David Ruggles
* John Crouch

Privates

Benjamin Adams
* Nathaniel Averil
Jared Baldwin
John Baldwin
* Stiles Bardsley
* Caleb Barnes
John Beach
Mattias Beeman
* Israel Bostwick
* Joel Bostwick
Salmon Bostwick
David Bosworth
* Israel  Camp
* Jesse Camp
John Canfield

* Elijah Cary
* Samuel Copley
* Jonathan Crittenden
* Caswell Dean
* Thomas Drinkwater
* Ezra Dunning
* Jedediah Durkee
Stephen Evitts (Everts)
* Asa Farrand
William Foot
* Jonathan Gray
* Elnathan Gregory
Epensetus Gunn
Leverius Hawley

Asahel Hotchkiss
Lewis Hunt
Richard Johnson
David Keeler
John Keeler
Nathan Keeler
Jonathan Lum (Lumb)
* Ephraim Minor
Joseph Mygatt
* Lyman Noble
William Peet (Peek)
* Reuben Phillips
David Porter
* Amos Prime
Samuel Prince
* Aziah Robards
John Rood
Nathan Rowley
* Isaac M. Ruggles
* Liffe Sanford
Asa Starkweather
* Jonah Todd
Ebenezer Trowbridge
* Stephen Turrell
John Turrill (Turel)
* Nathan Wildman
* Cooley Weller
William Whiteley
Ebenezer Williams
Abel Wilkinson

 



 

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