Officers of the U. S. Army - Ashton

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Officers of the U. S. Army - Ashton

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  • Ashton, Joseph
    1 Sergeant in Lamb's Co. NY artillery 16 Jul 1775
    captured in the assault on Quebec 31 Dec 1775
    exchanged Aug 1776
    2 Lieutenant continental artillery 1 Jan 1777
    regimental adjutant 21 Jun 1777 to 16 Jan 1781
    1 Lieutenant 12 Sep 1778
    Captain lt 19 Apr 1781
    transferred to corps of artillery 12 Jun 1783 and served to 20 Jun 1784
    Captain US infantry 12 Aug 1784
    Captain 1 infantry 29 Sep 1789
    Major 2 infantry 29 Dec 1791
    in 1 sublegion 4 Sep 1792
    resigned 27 Nov 1792


Extracted from the Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army: 1789 - 1903. Names are followed by state or country where born and then the state from which originally appointed but when there is only one place listed, it indicates the state whence appointed, the place of birth not being known. Where "Cadet Military Academy" is indicated, the next date refers to the date he entered that institution, and the figure in parenthesis represents his standing in the graduating class.