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Fitzwilliam in Cheshire County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Brigadier General James Reed

(1722-1807)

 
 
Brigadier General James Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2019
1. Brigadier General James Reed Marker
Inscription.  This veteran Captain of the French and Indian War, born in Woburn, Mass., settled here about 1765 as an original proprietor of Monadnock No. 4, now Fitzwilliam. After the Battle of Lexington, he recruited several companies to form the Third New Hampshire Regiment which aided General Stark at the Battle of Bunker Hill in the Revolutionary War. He was commissioned a Brigadier General following the siege of Boston and his engagement at the Battle of Ticonderoga.
 
Erected 1975 by State of New Hampshire. (Marker Number 99.)
 
Location. 42° 46.829′ N, 72° 8.716′ W. Marker is in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, in Cheshire County. Memorial is on New Hampshire Route 119 west of Templeton Turnpike, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at the north end of the Fitzwilliam Common. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fitzwilliam NH 03447, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hampshire Pottery (approx. 11.6 miles away); The War Of The Rebellion (approx. 11.9 miles away); The First Meeting House in Upper Ashuelot
General James Reed Marker<br>(<i>view from Fitzwilliam Common  NH 119 behind marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2019
2. General James Reed Marker
(view from Fitzwilliam Common NH 119 behind marker)
(approx. 11.9 miles away); Colonial Home 1777 (approx. 11.9 miles away in Massachusetts); The Old Road to Boston (approx. 11.9 miles away); The Old Fort (approx. 12.1 miles away); Orange Town Pound (approx. 12.4 miles away in Massachusetts); Deacon Josiah Fisher (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  James Reed (Wikipedia). On April 26, 1776, the three New Hampshire regiments of the Continental Army were sent under Gen. John Sullivan to help in the Invasion of Canada. James Reed only made it as far as Fort St. Jean in Quebec, where he contracted smallpox. Apparently having recovered, he fell ill again during the retreat from Canada, shortly after arriving at Crown Point on Lake Champlain, with a malignant fever, which caused him to lose his vision forcing him to retire from military service at the end of 1776. James Reed was promoted to Brigadier General in the Continental Army, but never served at that rank because of his failing health. (Submitted on July 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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