1776.--HOLLIS SOLDIERS THE SECOND YEAR OF THE WAR.--THE
HOLLIS LOYALISTS OR TORIES.
MEN IN COL. GILMAN'S REGIMENT.
In the month of December of this year, another New Hampshire regiment was enlisted to reinforce the army in New York, commanded by Col. David Gilman. In the second company of this regiment, of which William Walker, of Dunstable, (now Nashua) was Captain, there were thirteen Hollis soldiers, as appears by the rolls at Concord and Hollis documents, eight of whom were paid by the town 4 each, and are supposed to have been in the service for two months. The names of these men are presented in the following list:
|Samuel Chamberlain,||Jonathan Hobart,||David Sanderson,|
|William Cumings,||Samuel Johnson,||William Shattuck,|
|Amos Eastman,||Randall McDaniels,||Benjamin Wright,|
|Ebenezer Farley,||James Rolfe,||Jesse Wyman.|
|John Hale, Jun.,|
It is shown by the company roll at Concord, that the men were allowed 3, each, being advanced pay for one month and 2 2s. each for "billeting" or expenses to New York.
It is also shown by the "Great Return" above referred to made by the selectmen, that in 1776 four Hollis soldiers served in the garrison at Portsmouth, for about three months, (as is supposed), they having been paid by the town 4 10s. each. The names of these men were John Atwell, Andrew Bailey, Phineas Hardy, and Phineas Hardy, Jun.
OTHER HOLLIS SOLDIERS IN 1776 IN CAPT. GOSS'S "RETURN."
In addition to the soldiers for 1776, whose names appear in the foregoing lists, I find in the "Return" made by Captain Goss, the names of twenty-five others who in his "Return" are credited with wages varying from 2 to 12, each, for services, as would appear in another expedition to Ticonderoga under Capt. Emerson. The names of these men, with the amount credited to each of them, appear in the list below.
|Nathaniel Ball, 6.||Thomas Jaquith, 2.||Daniel Mooar, 3.|
|Elnathan Blood, 3.||Nathaniel Jewett, 6.||John Phelps, 12.|
|William Brown,4.||Jacob Jewett, 6.||Richard Pierce, 6.|
|Ephraim Burge, 4.||James Jewett, 4.||William Pool, 4.|
|Deacon Goodhue, 4.||Stephen Jewett, 4.||Edward Taylor, 3.|
|John Goodhue, 4.||Edward Johnson, 12.||Solomon Wheat, 3.|
|Lemuel Hardy, 6.||Daniel Lovejoy, 3.||Ensign Willoughby, 6.|
|John Hobart, 3.||Daniel Merrill, 4.||Nehemiah Woods, 4.|
|Ebenezer Jaquith, 2.|
From the foregoing lists it appears that 125 Hollis men were in the army the whole or a part of the year 1776, a number nearly equal to one in ten of the whole population. The amount paid by the town in 1776, as wages and bounties, according to the Great Return, was 1018, 7s.