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Rogers' Rock                  Lake George
March 13, 1758
    
  
  
  
  

A Battle Fought
on Snow Shoes

    
  
  
  
  
By MARY COCHRANE ROGERS
Great-Great-Granddaughter of
Major Robert Rogers
    
  
  
  
PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR
DERRY, N. H. 1917


Page 26

   The number of the enemy was about 700, 600 of which were Indians. By the best accounts we could get, we killed 150 of them, and wounded as many more. I will not pretend to determine what we should have done had we been 400 or more strong; but this I am obliged to say of those brave men who attended me (most of whom are now no more) both officers and soldiers in their respective stations behaved with uncommon resolution and courage; nor do I know an instance during the whole action in which I can justly impeach the prudence or good conduct of any one of them.
   The following is a LIST of the Killed, Missing, &c.;
   The Captain and Lieutenant of His Majesty's regular troops, volunteers in this party, were taken prisons; the Ensign, another volunteer of the same corps, was killed, as were two volunteers, and a Sergeant of the said corps, and one private.

Of Capt. Roger's Company,
Lieut. Moore
Serjeant Parnell
Thirty-six privates
Killed.
Ditto.
Ditto.
Of Capt. Shepherd's Company,
Two Sergeants
Sixteen privates


Of Capt. James Roger's Company,
Ensign McDonald Killed.
Of Capt. John Stark's Company,
Two Serjeants
Fourteen privates
Killed.
Ditto.
Of Capt. Bulkley's Company,
Capt. Bulkley
Lieut. Pottinger
Ensign White
Forty-seven privates
Killed.
Ditto.
Ditto.
K. and Miss.
Of Capt. William Stark's Company,
Ensign Ross Killed.
Of Capt. Brewer's Company,
Lieut. Campbell Killed.
Page 27

MUSTER ROLL OF
CAPTAIN CHARLES BULKELEY'S COMPANY OF
RANGERS

   The author found this muster-roll, with other valuable papers, in an old tea-chest in the attic of a colonial house at Littleton, Mass., now owned by a collateral descendant of Capt. Bulkeley. In this house Major Robert Rogers and his officers once spent the night, while the privates were quartered in the church near by.
   Captain Bulkeley served first in Phineas Osgood's Company in their expedition to Nova Scotia, and later in Robert Roger's Rangers. He was killed by the Indians near Rogers Rock, on Lake George, on March 13, 1758, and forty-seven of his men with him.
   This muster-roll of Captain Bulkeley's company, and other lists which I shall include in a larger work, are the only lists of Roger's Rangers known to exist.

"A MUSTER ROLL OF CAPT. CHAS. BULKELEY'S COMPANY OF RANGERS FROM THE 24TH DAY OF JUNE TO THE 24TH DAY OF AUGUST, 1757, BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE."

Men's Names Quality Time of
Entrance
Until what
Time in the
Service
Total No.
of Days
Chas. Bulkeley Capt. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Jam. Rogers Lieut. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Thos. Cunningham Lieut. June 24 July 16 31
Henry Phillips Ensign June 24 Aug. 7 45
Henry Phillips Lieut. Aug. 8 Aug. 24 17
Wm. Morris Ensign Aug. 8 Aug. 24 17
Oliver Bates Serg't June 24 Aug. 24 62
Jonas Warren Serg't June 24 Aug. 24 62
John Dinsmore Serg't June 24 Aug. 24 62
Alexander Robb Serg't June 24 Aug. 24 62
David Anthony Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Boaz Brown Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Boston Burns Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Ben. Bridge Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Judah Bill Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62

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Rob't Campbell Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Solomon Crosby Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Dan'l Conally Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Philip Clim Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Abram Clark Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Sam'l Clark Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Sam'l Cunningham Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Sam'l Crosby Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Thos. Clish Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
James Coleman Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Christopher Conally Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Phineas Douglas Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Hendrick Dawson Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Sam'l Douglass Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Jonathan Danforth Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Joshua Dutton Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Jonathan Edmunds Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Zachariah Fitch Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Wm. Fitch Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Matthias Farnsworth Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Joseph Flagg Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
John Flagg Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Sam'l Gold Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Jonathan Gates Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Jonathan Hodgkins Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Chas. Hans Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Solomon Hartwell Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Amaziah Hildreth Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Dan'l Hartwell Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Francis Hartwell Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Thos. Hewit Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
John Hewit Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Joseph Kidder Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
John Lessly Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Francis Leighton Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Nicholas Lin Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Abel Lawrence Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Wm. McGee Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Abram Munroe Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
John Middleton Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Rob't McNee Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Alexander McCally Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
John McKalley Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Andrew Notgrass Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
James Nichols Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Wm. Pool Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
John Phillips Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Wm. Prentice Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Jonah Prentice Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62

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Patrick Rogers Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Nathan Robbins Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Sam'l Rice Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Elezar Stearns Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Benjamin Spaulding Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Aaron Smith Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Philip Stewart Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
James Stuart Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Hendrick Sixbury Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Nathan Simonds Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Wm. Smith Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Alexander Scott Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
John Stuart Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Isaac Southward Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Wm. Taylor Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
John Trull Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Nathan Taylor Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
David Vanderheyden Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
Solomon Wallace Priv. June 24 Aug. 24 62
David Wallace Priv. June 24

Elijah Willson Priv. June 24

Wm. Willson Priv. June 24

Wm. Crosby Priv. June 24 Died Aug. 2
Wm. Glenny Priv. June 24 Died Aug. 10
James Glenny Priv. June 24 Died Aug. 13
Ephraim Kellock Priv. June 24 Died July 24
Wm. McClellan Priv. June 24 Died July 30
Nathan Munroe Priv. June 24 Died Aug. 5
Peter Martin Priv. June 24 Died July 18
Richard Russell Priv. June 24 Died July 28

Other names of Rangers found in account book of Captain Chas. Bulkeley's:

Wm. Annis
Sam'l Britton
Eliab Bewer--Ensign
A. R. A. Cutter, Dr.
Michael Conally
Daniel Dwyer
Thomas Farmer
Amasa Gilson
George Shur
William Swan
William Stewart
William Stark, Lieut.
Abiel Smith
Elnathan Sherwin
David Willis
James White--Ensign
Jacob Emerson
Ebenezer Kimball
Mr. Rolfs
John Rossiers
Robert Lottridges
Graham & Comp
Capt. Burbank
Capt. Sheperd
Thos. & Benjn. Forseys


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Copy of a Receipt, dated "Halifax, 10th Aug. 1757."

   Rec'd of Capt. Chas. Bulkeley three hundred Spanish Mil'd
Dollars for inlisting Recruits into His Majesty's Company of
Rangers, commanded by said Charles Bulkeley at ten Dollars
Each Recruit and to appear with Said Recruit at Albany in ye
Province of New York in Six tys from the Above date, or to
return the above s'd Dollars to Said Bulkeley on Demand.
James Rogers.               


Lieut. Rogers returned in October, 1757, with the following recuits:

Dan'l Addleton
Hugh Anderson
Thomas Burnside
Benj. Brown
Nathan Chapman
John Cahail
Wm. Curtis
John Collins
John Craige
Edward Costalow
Ebn Cymbal
John Cumings
Willm Devine
Benj. Darling
Matthew Dickey
Isaac Day (Harvard)
Dan'l Dickinson
Jacob Emerson
James Faulkines
Edward Logan
Chas. McCoy
Dan'l Murfey
John Mater
Morris Obrien
John Rogers
John Sparrow
George Soper
Benja. Scott
Jer. Swan
Oliver Spalding
Willm Scott (Petersborough)
Ebenezar Sherwin
Sam'l Stinson
Wm. Stuard
John Spraguer
Willm Scott
Abram Scott
Nathll Taylor
Leonard Taylor
Jno. Thompson--enlished Albany
Daniel Ware


LIST OF PERSONS IN CAPTIVITY

The names in italics are those of the captives.
TAKEN IN MAJOR ROGERS' FIGHT, NEAR TICONDEROGA,
MARCH 13, 1758.

   Joshua Conkey, son of John; Aaron Smith, Jr., son of Aaron; Andrew Lovejoy; Jacob Bacon; Phineas Wheeler, son of Sam'l; Boaz Brown, son of Thomas; William Prentice, son of John; John Hunter, Jr., son of John; Joseph Blanchard applt. for David Wallis, John Steward, William Willson, Robert Noe, Charles McBay; Sarah Clark aplt. for Samuel Clarke, Leonard Taylor, Wm. Wilson, Mathew Spencer, son of Sarah, taken March; Wm. Prentice, 2d time; Charles McKay, Peterboro', N. H., aplt. John McKay.

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MAJOR ROBERT ROGERS
1731-1795

   Robert Rogers was the son of James and Mary McFatridge Rogers. He was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, on November 7, 1731. Early in the spring of 1739 James Rogers, with his family, moved from Metheun, to the wilderness of the township now known as Dunbarton. New Hampshire. He named the rich green meadowland and upland, 2190 acres, where he settled, "Munterloney," for a place where he had once lived in Ireland, a mountainous district in Counties Derry and Tyrone.
   Robert thus speaks of the years passed here in "Mountalona":

   "It would perhaps gratify the curious to have a particular account of my life, preceding the war; but though I could easily indulge them herein, without any dishonour to myself, yet I beg they will be content with my relating only such cirumstances and occurrences as led me to a knowledge of many parts of the country, and tended in some measure to qualify me for the service I have since been employed in. Such, in particular, was the situation of the place in which I received my early education, a frontier town in the province of New Hampshire, where, I could hardly avoid obtaining some knowledge of the manners, customs, and language of the Indians, as many of them resided in the neighborhood and daily conversed and dealt with the English.
   "Between the years 1743 and 1755 my manner of life was such as led me to a general acquaintance both with the British and French settlements in North America, and especially with the uncultivated desert, the mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes and several passes that lay between and contigious to the said settlements. . .
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