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John Furman - 1819 Light Artillery
Posted by: Joy Shivar (ID *****5251) Date: January 28, 2009 at 13:57:45
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I am an antique dealer and collector that specializes in paper items. I recently purchased an original muster roll for Captain William F. Hobart's Company of US Regiment of Light Artillery for the period of March and April, 1819. It contains 65 names of officers, musicians, artificers and Matross's. By the dictionary, a matross is a gunner or a gunner's mate; one of the soldiers in a train of artillery, who assisted the gunners in loading, firing, and sponging the guns. One of the people listed as a matross is John Furman.
All of the soldiers on the muster roll are listed below along with their rank:
William F. Hobart - Captain
Samuel M. McKay - 1st Lieutenant
John C. Russell - 2nd Lieutenant
John J. Taylor - Sergeant
James Fitzgerald - Sergeant
Isaac Cross - Sergeant
Joseph B. Lamb - Sergeant
Thomas McClennon - Corporal
John Haskill - Corporal
Joseph Smith - Corporal
William Hale - Corporal
Michael Rowe - Drummer
Elijah Polalrd - Fifer
Pierson Comley - Artificer
Jonathan Slack - artificer
Elias Snyder - Artificer
James Gallagher - Artificer
James Thompson - Artificer
John Miller - artificer

Lewis L. Allen
Patrick Burns
Joel W. Bartlett
Benjamin Casley
Thomas Cox
Thomas Canada
Thomas B. Collison
Nathaniel Covell
Peter Chapman
James Coyles
John Dunn
Coleman Duncan
Benjamin Evans
Evan Evanoff
Jeremiah Freeman
John Furman
Ebenezer Fowler
John Griffon
James Gibson
Jeremiah Garner
Joseph Gilmer
Caleb Havens
James Hughes
Morris Jackson
William Jackson
Peter Lemerere
Baptiste Leloquel
David Leeds
George Lesley
George McCollister
Robert Manning
Daniel Morrison
John Nimlock
William Nicholson
John O'Neal
William Patterson
Luke Rich
Robert Smith
Stephen Sandusky
Isaack Stevens
Trueman Tuttle
Caeb Tuyeret
Harvey Tileston
William Vancourt
Joseph Wyant
Daniel Whitney
The roll is signed by Captain Hobart on the back and Abraham Eustis, Lieutenant Colonel. It was signed "at Fort Warren in the Harbour of Boston".
I am interested in corresponding with family members who would have an interest in this item. I can offer pictures of it to anyone who has an interest.
Joy Shivar
JustaJoy Historical Treasures

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