Colonel Samuel Wylly's Regimant, 1776 - 22nd Continental
[Colonel Samuel Wyllys' regiment of 1775, previously General Spencer's, as re-organized for service in the Continental army for the year 1776. After the evacuation of Boston by the British, it marched under Washington to New York (by way of New London and the Sound), and remained in that vicinity from April to the close of the year. Assisted in fortifying the city; ordered to the Brooklyn front Aug. 24; engaged in Battle of Long Island Aug. 27; in retreat from New York, Sept. 1; present with the army at White Plains, Oct. 28; remained under General Heath in vicinity of Peekskill until expiration of term of service, Dec. 31, 1776, Rolls incomplete.]
FIELD AND STAFF
Colonel: Samuel Wyllys Hartford Served through the year; re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Lieut.-Colonel: Rufus Putnam Massachusetts Re-ent. Cont. service in Mass., '77, and c. Major: Levi Wells Colchester Taken pris. at Battle of L. I. Aug. 27; exch. early in '77. Major: Hezekiah Holdridge Hebron Prom. from Captain Sept. 3; re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Surgeon: Ebenezer Beardsley New Haven See Surgeon's Mate, Col. C. Webb's Regt. '75. Surgeon's-Mate: John Richard Watrous Colchester Re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Chaplain: Rev. John Ellis Franklin Re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Chaplain: Rev. Nathan Strong Hartford In Oct. rept. "absent sick." Adjutant: Charles Whiting Middletown Appt. A. D. C.; see Gen. Staff. Adjutant: Henry Champion, Jr. Colchester Appt. from 1st Lieut. succeeding Whit- ing; re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Quartermaster: Simeon Belding Hartford Re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Names Residence Remarks CAPTAINS Abel Pettibone Simsbury - Jedidiah Hyde New London Re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Ezekiel Scott Waterbury - Ebenezer Sumner Middletown - Samuel Wright - - Hezekiah, Holdridge Hebron Prom. Major, as above. Re-ent. Amasa Mills New Hartford - Ebenez'r Huntington Norwich Prom. from 1st Lieut. dur- ing the campaign of '76; See Genl Staff. FIRST LIEUTENANTS Henry, Champion, Jr. Colchester Appt. Adjutant, as above. Nathan'l Humphreys Simsbury - Ebenez'r Huntington Norwich Prom. Captain during the year; appt. A. A. G. to Heath. Robert Warner Middletown Re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Stephen Goodrich Glastonbury - Charles Whiting Middletown Adjutant as above. Marcus Cole Chatham Detached as Asst. Engineer. Warren Huntley Colchester - Jonathan Pettibone Simsbury Prom. 1st Lieut. during the year. Eliphalet King - Prom. 1st Lieut. during the year. Dudley Wright Colchester Re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Roger Hooker Farmington Later in militia service. Charles Butler Wethersfield - Elias Stillwell New Haven Re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Bezalleel, Ackley East Haddam - ENSIGNS Richard Duff - - Benjamin Adams - Prom. 2nd Lieut. during the year. Thomas Phelps Simsbury Joined Baldwin's Regt. of "Artificers" in '77. Jonathan Heart Southington Re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Hezekiah Hubbard Middletown Re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Charles Miller Hartford Re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Thomas Hender Hartford Detached to Knowlton's "Rangers"; taken prison- er at Ft. Washington, N. Y., Nov. 16, '76. Samuel Richards Farmington Re-ent. Cont. service in '77. Pownal Deming Colchester Prom. Ensign during the year; rept. in Oct. in the "Commissary business."
CASUALTIES IN COL. WYLLYS' REGIMENT IN CAMPAIGN AROUND NEW YORK, 1776
William Gaylord Missing, Aug. 27 Ahirah Hills Missing, Sept. 15 John Adams Missing, Sept. 15 Dan. Johnson Missing, Sept. 15 William Leslie Missing, Sept. 15 Wm. McGuyer Missing, Sept. 15 John Taylor Missing, Sept. 23 Chas. Wilson Sept. 15 Eliezur, Loveland Aug. 27 Wm. Tryon Sept. 15 George Colton, Corp. Missing John Lucas Killed, Sept. 23 Joel Taylor Missing, Aug. 27 Fred. Buckley Missing, Sept. 15 Sam. Irickey Killed, Aug. 3 Abner Rider Missing, Aug. 27 Sherman, Shadduck Missing, Aug. 27 Elijah Smith Missing, Aug. 27 Jas. Watrous Missing, Aug. 27 Dan. Moss Missing, Sept. 15 John Allen Clay Missing, Sept. 15 Elias Stillwell, Jr. Missing, Sept. 15 Lott Joy Missing, Sept. 23 Jos. Byington Missing, Sept. 23 Robert Lusk Missing, Aug. 27 Jonathan Ingham Missing, Aug. 27 Theo. Stedman Missing, Sept. 23 Abner Clark Missing, Sept. 23 Thos. Wright Missing, Sept. 23
SOLDIERS OF COL. WYLLYS' REGIMENT, SICK IN HOSPITAL AT STAMFORD IN NOVEMBER, 1776
Gideon Cole Justice Blynn Allen Bidwell Charles Riley Samuel Lucas Josiah Hubbard Jonathan Tinker John Hurst Edward Foster Eleazer Whipple Charles Kent Jonah Riseing Enos Blakely Rossill Webster Ashble Gridley Enos Hull Ephraim Hurford Jonathan Clark Comfort Goff Levi West Ezra Rowe John Rowe Ebenezer Demmock William Ross John Tyler Noah Owen Elijah Messenger John Steadman Samuel Killburn Amaza Chapman William Nobles Daniel Warner Jonah Gates Elijah Risley Cornelius Dunham Serjeant Whitney Daniel Goodsill John Stillwell John Row Isaac Case Ebenezer Isom John Roberts
Sergeant Ezra Smith, and Privates Levi Webster and James Johnson in Wyllys' regiment at N. Y. in 1776.