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“The music of the Army…” by John U. Rees ©1993, 2002


“The music of the Army…” by John U. Rees ©1993, 2002 – An Abbreviated Study of the Ages of Musicians in the Continental Army

Part F.

Colonel John Lamb’s 2nd Continental Artillery Regiment

55 musicians were examined with information being found for 13 (24 percent). 15 musicians total: Average age of grand total – 17 years

Average age for … Continue reading


“The music of the Army…” by John U. Rees ©1993, 2002


“The music of the Army…” by John U. Rees ©1993, 2002 – An Abbreviated Study of the Ages of Musicians in the Continental Army

Part E.

Another old soldier, John McElroy, 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, had a unique story to tell of his service. He stated in his pension deposition, “As to my ocupation I have none being nearly blind … Continue reading


“The music of the Army…” by John U. Rees ©1993, 2002


An Abbreviated Study of the Ages of Musicians in the Continental Army

Part D.

Samuel Dewees, a fifer in the Pennsylvania Line, recounted that, “…I divided my peacock feathers with Pat Coner [a drummer], and we decorated our caps in fine style with peacock plumes.” (Samuel Dewees, A History of the Life and Services of Captain Samuel Dewees… The … Continue reading


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