Joseph Wiswall states in his book the Noah at age 76 followed his son Jeramiah's company to the battle since he had several sons and sons in law in the company. He and several other older folks were there and observed three British soldiers. He suggested that the others who were armed should fire at the middle Red Coat and would surely hit one. They did and hit one. Noah was shot in the hand. Joseph states that he is listed as a volunteer in the rolls of the East Company of Newton in the battle of Lexington that are in the Secretary of State's Office of Mass.
Official rolls show that, of the two hundred American Militiamen engaged in battle that first "Patriot's Day", twenty (10%) were Wiswallsand a number of others were brothers-in-law of Wiswalls.
Also, the Elder Noah was, at some point, a Captain in the militia. Probably long before the Revolutionary War.
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