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Last Word Wednesday - Captain Oliver Brown


Captain Oliver Brown
Artillery of the Massachusetts Line
Revolutionary War
Born in Lexington, Mass., 1752

He stood in front of the first Cannon fired by the British on the Americans in the Affray at Lexington — witnessed the Tea Party, Boston Harbour — was at the Battle of Bunker's Hill — Commissioned by Congress 1 6th of January 1776 — Commanded the Volunteer party that bore off the Leaden Statue of King George from the Battery of New York, and made it into bullets for the American army — Bore a conspicuous part in Command of Artillery at the battles of Harlem Heights, White Plains, Princeton, Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth.

After serving his Country he enlisted in the Armies of the Son of God, and surrendered to the last Enemy on the 17th of February, 1846, in full assurance of a never-ending Peace.






Source:

Lamb, Martha Joanna.
The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries. New York: A. S. Barnes, 1879.

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