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

Brigadier General James Reed

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2019
1. Brigadier General James Reed Marker
Inscription.  
In honor and memory of
Brigadier General James Reed
Born at Woburn, Mass.
Jan. 8, 1723
Died at Fitchburg, Mass.
Feb 13, 1807

One of the proprietors of Monadnock No. 4, and a founder of this town. A leader in its civil and religious life. Colonial officer for many years in active military service in the French and Indian Wars. Colonel of the 2nd regiment of New Hampshire Volunteers at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Brigadier General in the Continental Army.

This tablet is here placed by the descendants of General Reed
1924.

 
Erected 1924 by Descendants of General Reed.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is January 8, 1723.
 
Location. 42° 46.785′ N, 72° 8.706′ W. Marker is in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, in Cheshire County. Memorial is at the intersection of New Hampshire Route 119 and Templeton Turnpike, on the left when
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2019
2. Brigadier General James Reed Marker
(looking north; New Hampshire Route 119 on left; Templeton Turnpike on right)
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traveling south on State Route 119. Marker is located near the south end of the small memorial park between New Hampshire Route 119 and Templeton Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 Templeton Turnpike, Fitzwilliam NH 03447, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 3rd Meeting House of the Town of Fitzwilliam (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Brigadier General James Reed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Troy Common (approx. 3.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Troy’s Hero (approx. 3.8 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fitzwilliam.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Brigadier General James Reed
 
Also see . . .  Brigadier General James Reed, Continental Army. With news of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, James Reed gathered the local militia and marched to Boston. James Reed was appointed Colonel of the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment and fought together with John Stark's 1st New Hampshire Regiment at the Battle of Bunker Hill. On April 26, 1776, the three New Hampshire regiments of the Continental Army were sent under Gen. John Sullivan
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to help in the Invasion of Canada. James Reed only made it as far as Crown Point on Lake Champlain where he contracted smallpox and lost his vision forcing him to retire from military service. James Reed would be promoted to Brigadier General in the Continental Army, but would never serve at that rank because of his failing health. (Submitted on June 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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