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1841 - THE LAST SOLDIER GONE!


1841 - THE LAST SOLDIER GONE!

Departed this life at Thompson, Connecticut, on the 12th ult., Mr. Ezekiel Blackmarr, in the 99th year of his age. He was the son of James Blackmarr, and born in Gloucester, Rhode Island, in August, 1742. Seventy-nine years ago last May, he enlisted as a private in the troops raised in the British colonies to take the island of Cuba, under the Earl of Albemarle and Admiral Pocock, in a regiment commanded by Colonel Israel Putnam. He was in Captain John Spaulding's company, of Plainfield; Lieut. Smith and Ensign Pennuel Hutchins, of Killingly. General Lyman of Springfield, or Northampton, was Col. Putnam's superior officer. He was without doubt the last surviving soldier at the taking of the Moro Castle, and the oldest in service on the rolls of King George the Third. He sustained through life the character of an hones, upright citizen, and retained to the last, in a great degree, his bodily and mental powers.

 

The Sun

Baltimore, Maryland



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