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Thomas Ogan was born in 1741 AT SEA and died before 7 December 1813 in Rockingham County, Virginia. His family likely settled in south central Pennsylvania, perhaps Montgomery, Chester, or Lancaster County. According to historian Billie Jo Monger, Thomas Ogan was among several Rockingham County, Virginia, men who fought for Washington both during the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War and who tried to enlist for the War of 1812.
Thomas Ogan was born in 1741 AT SEA and died before 7 December 1813 in Rockingham County, Virginia. His family likely settled in south central Pennsylvania, perhaps Montgomery, Chester, or Lancaster County. According to historian Billie Jo Monger, Thomas Ogan was among several Rockingham County, Virginia, men who fought for Washington both during the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War and who tried to enlist for the War of 1812.
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On July 28, 1775 Thomas Ogan enlisted into Captain Matthew Smith's Company, Cmpy I (6th Company of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel William Thompson's Rifle Battalions), which was recruited from the part of Lancaster County which in 1785 became Dauphin County. Recruited by July 28, 1775, after a swift 10-day 400 mile march from Pennsylvania, the unit was at Boston on August 7, 1775. They first saw action at the Siege of Boston.
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On July 28, 1775 Thomas Ogan formally enlisted into Captain Matthew Smith's Company, Cmpy I (6th Company of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel William Thompson's Rifle Battalions), which was recruited from the part of Lancaster County which in 1785 became Dauphin County (near present-day Harrisburg, PA). Recruited by July 28, 1775, after a swift 10-day, 400 mile march from Pennsylvania, the unit was at Boston on August 7, 1775. They first saw action at the Siege of Boston.
What were these riflemen like? We have this description:
What were these riflemen like? We have this description:
Doctor James Thacher, a young doctor from Barnstable who observed the regiment during August 1775, provided this description.
Doctor James Thacher, a young doctor from Barnstable who observed the regiment during August 1775, provided this description.


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