The historical road marker for “Joel McGregor, Last Surviving Soldier of the Revolution” can be found in Newport, New Hampshire. Here is the inscription:
Born in Endfield, Conn. in 1760, Joel McGregor enlisted in 1777 and served five years. Taken prisoner by the British, he was confined eight months in the famous OLD SUGAR HOUSE in New York City. He settled in Newport in 1789 and was a resident for 72 years, dying October 31, 1861 at the age of 101. He is believed to have been New Hampshire’s last surviving soldier of the Revolution.
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Here is an interesting blog post that questions the validity this marker.
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