Joel McGregor - Last Surviving Soldier of the Revolution


January 20. 2014 2:18PM






Route 10
Newport, NH

Marker Number: 106
Name and date established: Newport 1976

Description: Born in Enfield, Connecticut in 1760, McGregor enlisted in 1777 and served five years. Taken prisoner by the British, he was confined eight months in the famous Old Sugar House in New York City. He settled in Newport in 1789 and was resident for 72 years, dying October 31, 1861 at the age of 101. He is believed to have been New Hampshire's last surviving soldier of the Revolution.

Location: Located on the west side of Route 10, at its intersection with Corbin Road, in the northern end of downtown Newport.

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