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HAZEN, Moses, soldier, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, in 1733; died in Troy, New York, 30 January, 1802. He was a lieutenant in the expeditions against Crown Point in 1756, and against Louisburg in 1758. He accompanied Gen, Wolfe to Quebec in 1759, and distinguished himself near that city in an engagement with the French, and in the battle of Sillery, 28 April, 1760. As a reward for his services he was given a lieutenancy in the 44th regiment. When the Revolution began he was an officer on half-pay and wealthy, and resided near St. John, New Brunswick. He furnished supplies and rendered other aid to the army of Montgomery in the latter's expedition against Quebec, and his property was therefore destroyed by the British. He was indemnified by congress for his loss, and was also appointed, in January, 1776, colonel of the 2d Canadian regiment, known as "Congress's Own." He fought in the battles of Brandywine and German-town, and performed efficient service during the whole war. He was made a brigadier-general, 29 June, 1781, and after the war he and his two brothers, both of whom held commands in the army, settled in Vermont on land that had been granted to them for their services.
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UPDATE provided by Denise Jones
Moses Hazen served in the provincial rangers at
Quebec in 1759. For first hand account, please
In his Recollections of An Old Soldier, then-Private David Perry said of
Moses Hazen: "Our Captain was a bold man. I have seen him cock his piece,
and walk promptly up to the enemy, face to face; and our men would never
shrink from following such an officer, and they seldom followed him without
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