This is an excerpt from "Anecdotes out of the Midwest" by Arthur B. Wells about Colonel Jonathan Latimer
When the Lexington alarm was given Captain Latimer and his company hurried to Lexington and he fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
During the Revolutionary War, Captain Latimer was practically in service all the time. He was Captain of the Third Company, Seventh Connecticut Regiment, when Nathan Hale enlisted as his First Lieutenant. He was Major July 6, 1775, when the Seventh Regiment was under the command of Washington during the siege of Boston.
After the British evacuation of Boston, the Seventh Regiment was ordered to New York for service under Washington.
To reinforce Washington in New York, the Wadsworth Brigade was raised in June 1776 and Jonathan was made Lieutenant-Colonel of the Fourth Battalion. This battalion served in New York and on Long Island and was caught in the retreat and panic of September 8, 1776, when the city of New York was abandoned, in the masterly retreat accomplished by Washington by which he saved his army.
In October 1776, he was promoted to Colonel of the Third Connecticut Militia Regiment.