The Green Mountain Boys II
The information following is stamped "New Hampshire State
Library 993.344 V527"
The State of Vermont Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary
War 1775 to 1783
Published by Authority of the Legislature Compiled and Edited by
John E. Goodrich a
member of the Vermont Historical
Society Rutland, Vermont The Tuttle Company 1904
Special Persons and Subjects
(excerpt following pertinent subject)
Green Mountain Boys pp 813, 814, 815, 816, 827, 831 and
A List of the Field Officers, Captains and part of the
Lieutenants of the Regiment of
Green Mountain Boys, con-
sisting of seven companies.
July 4, 1775 Colonel Allen's Royal list of loyal
Ethan Allen, Field Officer
Seth Warner, Field Officer
Levi Allen, Adjutant
Elijah Babcock, Comissay
Jonas Fay, Doctor & Surgeon
Ordered that in consequence of a recommendation from the
Continental Congress a Body of Troops not exceeding five hundred
men, officers included, be forthwith raised of those called
Green Mountain Boys, that they elect all their own officers
except Field Officers. That Major General Schuyler be requested
to forward this order to them & receive from them a list of such
officers asthey shall elect to be communicated to this Congress
and that General Schuyler be further requested, without delay to
procure the sense of thos troops concerning the persons who will
be most agreeable to them for Field Officers, and to make other
inquiry & upon the whole advise this Congress, what persons will
be most proper to be appointed as Field Officers to lead to
That the said troops,
when raised, be considered as an Independent Body, their
Officers taking rank after the Field Officers of the other
Troops to be raised
by this Colony for the Continental Service.
That their Corps of Officers consist of one Lieutenant Colonel,
one Major, seven Captains and fourteen lieutenants and that the
General be furnished with Blank Warrants to be filled up by him,
agreeable to such election as above mentioned. Die Martis, 9 ho.
A.M. 15th Augt.1775.
A letter from General Schuyler of the 31st of July last
was read and filed and is in the
"Ticonderoga, July 31, 1775
I do myself the honor to enclose you a copy of a letter and
paper I have received from
the people called Green
Mountain Boys, together with a copy of my letter in answer.
am apprehensive that the controversy, that has arisen amongst
them, relative to Field
Officers, will cause delay in the
Whilst at New York and even after my arrival here, on
convening with Allen and
Warner, I did not conceive
would have been any contest between them, or that a third person
would have been recommended by the People as a Field
Officer; on that supposition and believing
the people unanimous in their favor I should not have hesi-
tated to have recommended them."
The several papers referred to in the proceeding letter from
General Schuyler were
respectively read and filed and are in the
"May it please your Honour. In compliance with the Orders of
Congress as well as your
recommendation, I enclose the
proceedings of our Committee on the New Hampshire
due notice to the Towns in General - all which is humbly
your wisdom, not doubting but the warrants will
issue agreeable to our wishes. We are, etc etc
Nathan Clark, Chairman
Dorset, July 28th 1775
To the Hon'ble Gen'l Schuyler."
At a Meeting of the Committees of the several Townships on the
New Hampshire Grants. West of the Range of Green Mountains,
convened at the house of Mr. Cephas Kents in the Township
Dorset, July 27th, 1775 - Voted as follows, to wit:
1st Chose Mr. Nathan Clark, Chairman
2d Chose John Fasset, Clerk
3d The motion being made and seconded whether this convention
shall prosecute in choosing Field and other Officers, according to the Provincial Congress and your Honour's
Passed in the
Then proceeded as
4th Chose Mr. Seth Warner Lieutenant Colonel for the
Regiment of Green Mountain
Boys, by a majority of forty-one to
5th Chose Mr. Samuel Spafford Major for said
Regiment by a majority of twenty to seventeen Then proceeded and
chose seven Captains and fourteen Lieutenants by a great
Nathan Clark, Chairman
Hd Qtrs Ticonderoga July 31, 1775
Sir: Your letter dated July 28th has been delivered me by
Captain Fitch, together with all
the votes, that were
The choice of the Captains and Lieutenants being left
unconditional to the people, those
chosen will receive
their Warrants as soon as they come to my hands. And that the
levying of the
men may not be retarded, you
will signify to them that I hereby empower them immediately to
proceed to that
business without waiting for the
The votes I shall immediately transmit to Congress, that they
may approve of the
Field Officers or appoint others out of your
Body as they may think proper. I am, Sir,
etc etc Ph. Schuyler"
To Mr. Nathan Clark
Ordered, that Blank Warrants be sent to General Schuyler for the
seven Captains &
fourteen Lieutenants of the Troops to be raised
by this Colony from among those
called Green Mountain Boys, when
such a number are raised as (in his opinion)
shall make it
Resolved, that when the Green Mountain Boys are raised each of
them shall be
furnished with a Coat and that Mr. Peter T. Curtenius be requested to purchase
coarse green Cloth for
that purpose and red Cloth sufficient to face those Coats and
have two hundred and twenty-five coats of a large size
made of the said Cloth.
p. 816, 817 deal with letters concerning the Green Mountain Boys
but not Rosters.
"A return of Captain John Grant's Company in Colonel
Warner's Regiment in the
Servis of the United Colonies.
March 31, 1776 Before Quebec
This lists only the number of Commissioned Officers and
but no names.
p.829 to p. 830 Gives the Roster of the Vermont Militia (will
transcribe that list at a later
The Line - Additonal Corps (Green Mountain Boys)
These muster-rolls are recorded
as "Major Brown's
Detachment," and that detachment is mentioned as in
(The only mention of General
Arnold found in our records.) The fact that the "Green
Boys" were at Quebec in 1776; that two of the officers on these
Captain and Commissary Elijah Babcock, and Capt.
Robert Cochran are identified
in name and rank with
those on a list handed to the Provincial Congress of New
Ethan Allen and Seth Warner, on July 4, 1775, as
officers of the Green
Mountain Boys; and the further fact that
none of the men are recorded in any other
place, or with any
other organization, all confirm the belief that the soldiers on
rolls herewith were a part of that historic band.)
Colonel Ethan Allen
Colonel Seth Warner
Major John Brown
Adjutant William Satterlee
Quartermaster Jonathan Capron
Quartermaster Samuel McClund
Capt. and Com. Elijah Babcock
Capt. Gideon Brownson
Capt. Charles Nelson
Lieut. Palmerly Allen
Lieut. Michael Dunning
Lieut. James Gould
Lietu. Ebenezer Hyde
Lieut. William Lighthall
Lieut. David Pixley
Lieut. Walter Swite
Lieut. Elishama Tozer
Lieut. Ebenezer Walbridge
Lieut. Seth Wheeler
Ensign Benoni Grant
Ensign William Lighthall
Enlisted Men p-832
Smith, Benjamin Young
Van De Bogart, Charles
Van Gelder, John
Van Gelder, Jonathan
Van Vorst, Jelles D.
Van Wagenen, Evert
(From "New York in
History of Vermont Poem
Ho--all to the borders! Vermonters come down,
With your breeches of deer skin, and jackets of brown;
With your red woolen caps, and your moccasins,
come to the gathering summons of trumpet and drum!
Come down with your rifles! let gray wolves and fox howl on in the shade of their primitive rocks;
Let the bear feed securely from pig-pen and stall;
Here's a two legged game for your powder and ball!
On our south come the Dutchman, enveloped in grease;
And, arming for battle, while canting of peace;
On our east, crafty Meshech has gathered his band,
To hang up our leaders, and eat out our land.
Ho-all to the rescue!
For Satan shall work no gain for his legions of Hampshire and York!
They claim our possessions - the pitiful knaves- the tribute we pay, shall be prisons and graves!
Let Clinton and Ten Broek, with bribes in their hands,
Still seek to divide us, and parcel our lands;-
We've coats for our traitors, whoever they are;
The wrap is of feather-the filling of tar!
Does the "Old Bay State" threaten? Does Congress complain?
Swarms Hampshire in arms on our borders again?
Bark the war-dogs of Britain aloud on the lake?
Let 'em come! what they can they are welcome to take.
Yet we owe no allegiance; we bow to no throne;
Our ruler is law, and the law is our own;
Our leaders themselves are our own fellowmen,
Who can handle the sword, or the scythe, or the pen.
Our wives are all true, and our daughters are fair,
With their blue eyes of smiles, and their light flowing hair;
All brisk at their wheels till the dark evening -fall,
Then blithe at the sleigh ride, the husking and the ball!
We've sheep on the hill-sides:
we've cows on the plain;
And gay-tassled cornfields,
and rank-growing grain;
There are deer on the mountains;
from the cracks of our muskets,
clouds in the sky.
And there's fish in our streamlets and
rivers, which take
their course from the hills to our broad-bosomed lake;
Through rock-arched Winooski the
salmon leaps free,
And the portly shad follows all fresh from
Like a sunbeam the pickerel glides
through his pool
and the spotted trout sleeps where the waters cool,
or darts from his shelter of rock and of
root at the beaver's quick plunge,
or the angler's pursuit.
And ours are the mountains, which loftly rise
till they rest their green heads on the blue
of the skies;
And ours are the forest, unwasted, unshorn,
save where the wild path of the tempest
And though savage and wild be this climate of ours;
And brief be our season of fruits and of flowers,
Far dearer the blast round our mountains which raves, than the sweet summer zephyr, which breathes over slaves.
Hurrah for VERMONT! for the land which we till must have sons to defend her from valley and hill;
Leave the harvest to rot on the field where it grows,
And the reaping of wheat for the reaping of foes.
Far from Michiscoui's valley, to where
Poosoomsuck steals down from his wood-circled lair,
From Shocticook river and Lutterlock town,-
Ho--all to the rescue! Vermonters, come down!
Come York or come Hampshire-- come traitors and knaves;
If ye rule o'er our land, ye shall rule o'er our graves;
Our vow is recorded--our banner unfurled;
In the name of VERMONT we defy all the World!
Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Heroes of '76
Henry W. De Puy Buffolo 1853
Transcribed by Janice
Janice has offered
some links that you may think are helpful in your research about the Green Mt.
Boys. Take a look at them as I think they will be very helpful.
Ode to Bro. Ira
Allen, by VT Masonic Lodge
Smith, a Green Mtn Boy - Hist. of Addison Co. VT
Rember Baker and The
History: Are you related to a Green Mountain Boy?
Archibald Stark's Biography