Brigadier General James Reed


January 09. 2014 3:21PM

Brigadier General James Reed - Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire 







Brigadier General James Reed (1722-1807)
Route 119
Fitzwilliam, NH Marker Number: 99

Name and date established: Fitzwilliam 1975

Description: This veteran Captain of the French and Indian War, born in Woburn, Massachusetts, settled about 1765 as an original proprietor of Monadnock No. 4, now Fitzwilliam. After the Battle of Lexington, he recruited several companies to form the Third New Hampshire Regiment which aided General Stark at the Battle of Bunker Hill in the Revolutionary War. He was commissioned a Brigadier General following the siege of Boston and his engagement at the Battle of Ticonderoga.

Location: Located on Route 119 at the north end of Common in Fitzwilliam village.
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