Edward Marden Sr. – Military Service Map

While I was learning about life in Whitcomb’s Rangers, I also learned about a number of new Locations where Edward spent time during this period of his life. I think a new map is in order so I can see how all these locations relate to each other and the region in general.

Here are links to my first map and this map if you would like to view larger maps in separate browser tabs or compare them.

The numbers in red represent Native locations. The numbers in orange represent the Bayley-Hazen Military Road. The Blue numbers represent all other military locations of interest.

  1. Upper Cowas – Gordon Day believed the Abenaki were present in the upper Cowas at the beginning of the war. Most scholars agree they remained in the region in scattered family bands throughout the war. During the winter of 1776, Jacob Bailey invited the “Indians” to trade their beaver here.
  2. Hanover, NH – Young Abenaki from Odanak were being schooled here at the beginning of the War.
  3. Northumberland/Guildhall – Edward Marden enlisted into the Rangers from here in December of 1776.
  4. Fort Ticondaroga – The Rangers were originally headquartered here until the retreat in July of 1777.
  5. Fort Ann – Edward Marden mentioned being in the Battle of Fort Ann during the retreat of Fort Ticonderoga in July 1777.
  6. Battle of Saratoga – The Rangers were serving in the area and some participated in the battle at Saratoga. Some of the Rangers mentioned be present to see Burgoyne Surrender to the Americans.
  7. Montreal/St. Jean – The Rangers frequently went on missions to the Montreal region.
  8. Fort Ranger – This fort was built by the Rangers at Rutland. They were headquartered here during much of 1778.
  9. Haverhill, NH – Headquarters for the Rangers was moved to Haverhill early in 1779. They remained here until February of 1781 when the unit was disbanded.
  10. Cabot, VT – The Rangers helped build and protect the Bayley-Hazen Military Road in 1779 which passed through this town.
  11. Walden, VT – The Rangers helped build and protect the Bayley-Hazen Military Road in 1779 which passed through this town.
  12. Hardwick, VT – The Rangers helped build and protect the Bayley-Hazen Military Road in 1779 which passed through this town.
  13. Greensboro, VT – The Rangers helped build and protect the Bayley-Hazen Military Road in 1779 which passed through this town.
  14. Craftsbury, VT – The Rangers helped build and protect the Bayley-Hazen Military Road in 1779 which passed through this town.
  15. Albany, VT – The Rangers helped build and protect the Bayley-Hazen Military Road in 1779 which passed through this town.
  16. Lowell, VT – The Rangers helped build and protect the Bayley-Hazen Military Road in 1779 which passed through this town.
  17. Stratford, NH – Edward Marden was stationed here in March of 1780.
  18. Newbury, VT – On 1-May-1780 an Indian Ranger Company was formed here and serves for 1 year.
  19. Exeter, NH – Edward was here in February 1781 to receive some money due him from New Hampshire.

Did I forget anything?

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  1. Anonymous

    I'm shining a bright light on the activities of New Hampshire Militia and Continentials at Saratoga. My subjects are General John Fellows (Berkshire County Militia), Capt Frye Bayley (Whitcomb's NH Rangers?) and Capt Hazen (unk) on east side of Hudson River during October 1777. Need any credible info out there.
    Was suprised to see your Edward Marden comments.
    Good work!
    brianbarrett1@juno.com

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