17 June 2013

At Bunker Hill?

The New England Historical And Genealogical Register featured an article entitled "Capt. William Meacham At Bunker Hill."

The article's first paragraph stated that "William Meacham, of New Salem, Mass., captain of a company of so-called minute-men, was killed in the battle of Bunker Hill, but I have been unable to find any published record of that fact, and am told that his name does not appear upon the marble tablets at Bunker Hill, which profess to give the names of officers who fell in that action."

It was also stated that "In the Register, vol. 27, for 1873, page 122, his name is given in a 'List of officers who were in the battle of Bunker's (Breed's) Hill...'".

Captain Meacham was at Bunker Hill and the author found "incontestable proof" in the Massachusetts Archives.

William Meacham's name is listed on this muster roll.  He was killed on June 17, 1775. 

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