American Revolution:  Officers, Names, Deeds

  

Early History of the 14th Infantry Regiment

American Revolution:  Officers, Names and Deeds

by Sgt. Robert H. Wilson Jr., USA (Ret)


1776
 

Glover, John .  From Massachusetts;  First commanding officer of a
United States 14th Infantry Regiment.

Colonel of a Massachusetts Regiment 19-May to-Dec-1775;
Colonel (commanding) of 14th Continental Infantry, 1-Jan-1776;

Brigadier General of the Continental Army 21-Feb-1777
Retired 22-Jul-1782;
Died 30-Jan-1797.

 

Allen, John   From Massachusetts;  2nd Lieutenant of Brewer's Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775;  Ensign, 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776;  Colonel of Massachusetts Militia, 1777-1781
Barnes, Thomas   From Massachusetts;  Captain of Mansfield's Massachusetts Regiment, 19-May to December, 1775;  Captain of 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776;  Captain 6th Massachusetts, 1-Jan-1777;  Major 12th Massachusetts, 6-Mar-1779; cashiered 7-Nov-1780.
Curtis, William  From Massachusetts;  Captain of Glover's Regiment, May to December, 1775;  Captain 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776;  Major of Henley's Continental Regiment, 1-Jan-1777; resigned 20-May-1778 (name also spelled Courtis)
Curtis, Thomas  From Massachusetts;  2nd Lieutenant of Glover's Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775;  2d Lieutenant of 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan-1776 to ?
Fosdick, Thomas  From Massachusetts;  Ensign of Glover's Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775;  2nd Lieutenant 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776  (Died 1801)
Foster, James  From Massachusetts;  Ensign 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan-1776 to ?
Gibbs, Caleb  From Massachusetts;  Adjutant 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan-1776;  Captain and Commander of a Company of Washington's guards, 12-Mar-1776;  Major 20-Jul-1778;  transferred to 2d Massachusetts, 1-Jan-1781;  wounded at Yorktown, 14-Oct-1781;  retained in H. Jackson's Continental Regiment in November, 1783 and served to 20-Jun-1784;  Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 30-Sep-1783.  (Died 6-Nov-1818)
Grant, Thomas  From Massachusetts;  Captain of Glover's Massachusetts Regiment, 19-May to 31-Dec-1775;  Captain 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan-1776;  taken prisoner at Fort Washington, 16-Nov-1776.
Graves, William  From Massachusetts;  1st Lieutenant 14th Continental Infantry, 1-Jan to ?
Graves, Ebenezer  From Massachusetts;  2nd Lieutenant of Glover's Massachusetts Regiment 19-May to December 1775; 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776.
Harrington, Nathaniel  From Massachusetts;  Surgeon's Mate of Glover's Massachusetts Regiment May to Dec-1775; Surgeon's Mate 14th Continental Infantry, 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776.
Hawkes, William  From Massachusetts;  Ensign 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776;  1st Lieutenant of Lee's Additional Continental Regiment 1-Jan-1777; cashiered 17-Nov-1778
Jones, William  From Massachusetts;  2nd Lieutenant 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776;  Captain 15th Infantry 8-Jan-1799;  Major 3-Mar-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Lee, Seward  From Massachusetts;  2nd Lieutenant Glover's Massachusetts Regiment 19-May to December, 1775; 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776.
Lee, William Raymond  From Massachusetts;  Captain of Glover's Massachusetts Regiment 19-May-1775; Major, June to December 1775; Major 14th Continental Infantry, 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776; Colonel of one of the sixteen additional Continental Regiments 1-Jan-1777; resigned 24-Jan-1778.  Died 26-Oct-1824.
Littlefield, Daniel  From Massachusetts;  2nd Lieutenant 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan-1776 to ?
Munson, Theophilus  From Connecticut;  1st Lieutenant 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan 31-Dec-1776;  Captain 8th Connecticut, 1-Jan-1777; transferred to 4th Connecticut, 1-Jan-1781 and served to 3-Jun-1783.  (Died 30-Mar-1795)
Nimblett, Robert  From Massachusetts;  2nd Lieutenant of Glover's Massachusetts Regiment, 19-May to 12-31-1775;  1st Lieutenant 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776;  Lieutenant of Baldwin's Artillery Artificer Regiment, 10-Jan-1777;  omitted April 1779.  (Died 9-Oct-1779.  (Died 9-Oct-1819)
Orne, Joshua  From Massachusetts;  Private in Lexington Alarm, April 1775;  2d Lieutenant of Glover's Massachusetts Regiment, 19-Apr to 12-31-1775;  1st Lieutenant 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan 31-Dec-1776;  Captain of Lee's Continental Regiment, 10-Jan-1777;  resigned 1-Oct-1778.
Redding, Zebedee  From Massachusetts;  Lieutenant of Walker's Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775;  1st Lieutenant 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776;  Captain 14th Massachusetts, 1-Jan-1777;  resigned 4-Oct-1780.
Reed, Jeremiah  From Massachusetts;  Sergeant of Glover's Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775;  Ensign 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 12-31-1776;  Lieutenant of Lee's Continental Regiment, 1-Jan-1777;  resigned 26-Sep-1778.
Swasey, Joseph  From Massachusetts;  Captain 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 31-Dec-1776;  Major of Lee's Continental Regiment, 1-Jan-1777;  resigned 9-Jul-1778.
Wales, Jonathan  From Massachusetts;  Lieutenant of Fellow's Massachusetts Regiment, May to Nov-1775;  Captain Massachusetts Militia, 1776-1777;  He was appointed 1st Lieutenant 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan-1776, which he declined.
Wallis, James  From Massachusetts;  1st Lieutenant of Fellow's Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775;  2nd Lieutenant 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan-1776 to ?
Watson, Marston  From Massachusetts;  2nd Lieutenant 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 12-31-1776, when he joined the Navy.
Williams, Robert  From Massachusetts;  1st Lieutenant 14th Continental Infantry 1-Jan to 12-31-1776 (Died 10-Sep-1818)
Williams, Robert  From Massachusetts;  Regimental Paymaster 14th Continental Infantry 14-Sep to 31-Dec-1776;  Ensign of Lee's Additional Continental Regiment, 24-Apr-1777;  Regimental Paymaster, 3-Jun-1777;  transferred to Jackson's Regiment, 22-Apr-1779;  transferred to 9th Massachusetts, 1-Jan-1781;  1st Lieutenant, 12-Apr-1782;  transferred to 4th Massachusetts, 1-Jan-1783;  retained in Jackson's Continental Regiment, November 1783, and served to 20-Jun-1784.  (Died 16-Nov-1834)

  
1799-1800
  

Allen, Jacob  From Massachusetts;  Lieutenant 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799;  1st Lieutenant 3-Mar-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800
Ashman, Phineas  From Massachusetts;  Captain 14th Infantry 3-Mar-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800
Babbet, Erasmus, Jr  From Massachusetts;  Captain 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800
Barker, Francis  From Massachusetts;  2nd Lieutenant 14th Infantry 22-Jul-1799; 1st Lieutenant 1-May-1800;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800
Blake, Charles  From Massachusetts;  Surgeon's Mate US Navy 9-Mar-1798;  Resigned 1-Sep-1799;  Surgeon 14th Infantry 12-Jul-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800;  Surgeon's Mate 1st Infantry 3-Mar-1801;  Transfer to Artillery and Engineers 7-Feb-1802;  Artillery 1-Apr-1802;  Resigned 30-Apr-1805
Chandler, Thomas  From New Hampshire;  Captain 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800
Cheney, Alpheus  From Massachusetts;  1st Lieutenant 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800
Child, Rufus  From Massachusetts;  1st Lieutenant 14th Infantry 12-Jul-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800
Church, James  From New York;  1st Lieutenant 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800
Church, Samuel Winter  From Massachusetts;  2nd Lieutenant 14th Infantry 3-Mar-1799;  Resigned 4-Feb-1800
Draper, Simeon  From Massachusetts;  Captain 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800
Duncan, Robert Jr.  From Massachusetts;  1st Lieutenant 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800
Durant, Thomas  From Massachusetts;  Ensign 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799;  2nd Lieutenant 3-Mar-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800
Emery, Ephraim  From Massachusetts;  Ensign 13th Massachusetts 1-Mar-1777;  Lieutenant r paymaster 10-Apr-1779;  Transfer to 6th Massachusetts 1-Jan-1781 and served to 3-Jun-1783;  Captain 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799;  Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800;  2nd Lieutenant Artillery 12-Oct-1802;  Neg by Sen 22-Feb-1803;  Died 27-Sep1827
Flagg, Samuel Jr  From Massachusetts;  1st Lieutenant 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799;  Resigned 1800
Gardner, James  From Massachusetts Ensign 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; 2nd Lieutenant 3-Mar-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Gardner, William  From Massachusetts 1st Lieutenant 14th Infantry 7-Jul-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Gay, Peyton  From Massachusetts 2nd Lieutenant 14th Infantry 12-Jul-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Hale, Thomas  From Massachusetts. 2nd Lieutenant 14th Infantry 12-Jul-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800. 
Hastings, Daniel  From Massachusetts Ensign 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; 2nd Lieutenant 3-Mar-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Hastings, John  From Massachusetts Captain 14th Infantry 12-Jul-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.; died 16-Feb-1839.
Hunt, Charles  From Massachusetts Ensign 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; 2nd Lieutenant 3-Mar-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800; Lieutenant 1st Artillery and Engineers 16-Feb-1801; arts 1-Apr-1802; Resigned 5-May-1802.
Leverette, William  Mass. Ensign 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; 2nd Lieutenant 3-Mar-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Mackay, Samuel  From Massachusetts 1st Lieutenant 14th Infantry 3-Mar-1799; Captain 4-Apr-1800; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Phelps. Solomon  From Massachusetts Captain 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Rand, Isaac  From Massachusetts 1st Lieutenant 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Rice, Nathan  From Massachusetts 2nd Lieutenant and Adjutant 24th Continental Infantry 1-Jan-to 31-Dec-1776; Major and adc to General Lincoln 7-May-1777 to 1-Jan-1781; retained as Major 4th Massachusetts 1-Jan-1781 and served to-Jun-1783; Lieutenant Colonel 14th US Infantry 3-Mar-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800; died 17-Apr-1834.
Roulstone, John  Mass. Ensign 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; 2nd Lieutenant 3-Mar-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Sargent, Henry  From Massachusetts 1st Lieutenant 14th Infantry 12-Jul-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Spring, Marshall  From Massachusetts Ensign 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; 2nd Lieutenant 3-Mar-1799; Resigned 4-Apr-1800.
Thwing, Nathaniel  NH. Mass. 2nd Lieutenant 2 nh 23-May-1775; 1st Lieutenant 20-Aug-to-Dec-1775; Captain 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Tolman, John  From Massachusetts  Captain 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; Honorably mustered out 15-Jun-1800.
Walker, John  From Massachusetts  Major 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Wheelwright, John  From Massachusetts 1st Lieutenant 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.
Winslow, Issac  From Massachusetts Major 14th Infantry 8-Jan-1799; Honorably discharged 15-Jun-1800.



Sources of information for names of officers who served in the 14th Continental Regiment:



Historical Register of the United States Army: From Its Organization, September 29, 1789, to September 29, 1889, by Francis Bernard Heitman.

Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution, April 1775, to December 1783, by Francis Bernard Heitman



Additional information regarding abbreviations and the Early History of the 14th Infantry Regiment



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