Lt. John Ingersoll War of 1812 Receipts-Died While in Service to His Country

Lt. John Ingersoll War of 1812 Receipts-Died While in Service to His Country

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These are four pieces of ephemera concerning Lt John Ingersoll. There is one from 1811 where he bought books, paper, and diaries, and the rest from 1812 where he was buying a musket, powder, and blue cloth for his uniform.

Lieutenant John Ingersoll (1788 – 1815) married Nancy Gage (1788-1845), daughter of Uriah Gage and Hannah Tinney (m Jan 1814) in what is now known as Haverhill, MA. Nancy moved to Bradford  (West Bradford was annexed by Haverhill in 1897) with her son John Gage Ingersoll after her husband John died in Boston Harbor of yellow fever in 1815. John died ‘at sea’ in 1815 in service of his country and did not live to see his only son, John Gage Ingersoll. A diary that was kept by John survives.

This is the ROSTER OF OFFICERS OF MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF BOSTON IN THE AUTUMN OF 1814:

Officers from Andover, Bradford, Boxford.

5th Regt Lt Col John Johnson Haverhill. Majors Jesse Harding and Charles White Haverhill, Adjt Enoch Bradley Pay Master, J Merrill Surg, Rufus Longley Surg, Mate Silas Brown, Chap Isaac Tompkins, Qr Master HG Allen, Captains Jas Gutterson, Joseph Webster 3d, Sam l Pierce, SW Duncan, Amos Ordway, Josh Buswell, Asa Currier 3d, Dan l Appleton Jr, Lieutenants Wm Ford, Nath Burrill, Moses Merrill, Thos How, Jas Gill Jr, John Bailey, John Ingersoll, Ensigns Thos Newcomb, Jas Farron, Chas Bodwell, Samʼl Cross, Moses Morse, Phineas Webster, Bracket Bradley. The 5th Regiment was at Boston.

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