Engaged in the Battle of Bunker Hill
Captain Richards' Company, which marched from Goffstown on the 23rd of April (1775), now formed a part of Colonel Stark's Regiment at Medford. This regiment took a very important part in the engagement of that day. The following is a list of the names of the Goffstown soldiers engaged in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
The following is a list of the losses the Goffstown men sustained:
|Sargt William Kemp 1 Napsack
||Ruben Kemp 1 Coat
|Andrew Newhall 1 Coat
||Obediah McLane 1 Coat
|Capt. James Karr 1 Napsack
Stark's Regiment sustained a loss, killed and wounded, of sixty men. The hihghest of any regiment engaged save one, Colonel Prescott's, which had forty-three killed and forty-six missing.
On account of failure of ammunition the Provincial troops retreated from the field, the British Army occupied Bunker Hill but did not pursue.
History of Goffstown, 1733-1920, by George Plummer Hadley, published by the Town, Copyright 1922; page 122.
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