On Parade National Fife & Drum Corp.
"The French and Indian Wars is a name used in the United States for a series of conflicts lasting 74 years in North America that represented colonial events related to the European dynastic wars. The title, French & Indian War, is used in the United States specifically for the warfare of 1754-1763, the colonial counterpart to the Seven Years' War in Europe." "The expanding French and British colonies were contending for control of the western, or interior territories of North America. Whenever the European countries went to war, military conflict also occurred in North America in their colonies."(12)
FRENCH & INDIAN WAR VETERANS
CAPTAIN JOHN ABBOT, BORN 1704, AN OFFICER "IN 1754, IN THE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR." (11)
JACOB ABBOTT, BORN 1737, SON OF BENJAMIN, "SERVED IN THE ARMY. HE DIED NEAR ALBANY, NEW YORK, IN 1760, AGE 23, OF COLD, FATIGUE, AND HUNGER." (4)
ABIEL ABBOTT, BORN 1740, HARVARD GRADUATE AND PHYSICIAN, "HE SERVED IN THE WAR OF 1755." (ALSO CALLED THE SEVEN YEAR WAR) (4)
MOSES ABBOTT, "HELD A COMMISSION AS ENSIGN, MARCH 5, 1760...A MEMBER OF THE 2ND MILITARY COMPANY OF ANDOVER, UNDER CAPTAIN GEORGE ABBOTT." (4)
HENRY ABBOTT, BORN 1695, GRANDSON OF GEORGE AND HANNAH, WAS A SADLER, AND "A LIEUTENANT IN THE MILITARY." (4)
GEORGE ABBOT, BORN 1655, "WAS CREDITED AS A SOLDIER IN KING PHILIP'S WAR WITH MAJOR THOMAS SAVAGE ON JULY 24, 1676." (7)
ISAAC ABBOT, BORN 1717, "DIED WITH SICKNESS IN THE KING'S SERVICE AT LOUISBURG, AGED 28 YEARS, 8 MONTHS AND 21 DAYS, NOVEMBER 3, 1745." (4) BROTHER OF ZEBEDIA, LISTED BELOW, THEY DIED IN THE SAME PLACE.
JOSEPH ABBOT, BORN 1734. "WAS TAKEN CAPTIVE BY THE INDIANS AT LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK ON SEPTEMBER 19, 1756. HE WAS CARRIED TO QUEBEC, CANADA AND DIED IN PRISON IN JANUARY, 1758, AGED 23 YEARS." (4)
NATHANIEL ABBOT, BORN 1696, "CAPTAIN IN 1744, HE SERVED AS AN OFFICER IN MAJOR ROGERS' COMPANY OF RANGERS; WAS AT THE CAPTURE OF CAPE BRETON IN 1745; AND IN 1746 COMMANDED A COMPANY IN DEFENSE OF THE TOWN AGAINST THE INDIANS. HE WAS A LIEUTENANT IN THE EXPEDITION AGAINST CROWN POINT." (4)
JEREMIAH ABBOT, BORN 1733, "DIED IN THE FRENCH WAR OF 1755." (4)
ZEBEDIAH ABBOT, BORN 1709, "DIED IN THE EXPEDITION AGAINST LOUISBURG, MAY 17, 1745." (4) BROTHER OF ISAAC, LISTED ABOVE, THEY DIED AT THE SAME PLACE