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Ward, Artemas

(är`tĭməs), 1727–1800, American general in the American RevolutionAmerican Revolution,
1775–83, struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence.
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, b. Shrewsbury, Mass. He was active in colonial politics and served in the French and Indian War. As head of the Massachusetts troops during the revolution, he was chief commander at the siege of Boston (1775) until the arrival of George WashingtonWashington, George,
1732–99, 1st President of the United States (1789–97), commander in chief of the Continental army in the American Revolution, called the Father of His Country. Early Life

He was born on Feb. 22, 1732 (Feb. 11, 1731, O.S.
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. After the withdrawal of the main army to New York he was commander at Boston until Mar., 1777. Later he served in the Continental Congress (1780–81) and the U.S. Congress (1791–95).

Bibliography

See biography by C. Martyn (1921, repr. 1970).

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There was General Artemas Ward," replied Grandfather, "a lawyer by profession.
When Daniel Shays' rebellion shook the commonwealth in 1787, a mob of angry farmers wielding pitchforks and guns and aiming to close the courts confronted Judge Artemas Ward on the courthouse steps.
This original American military document dated June 14th to June 16th, 1775, represents the direct orders of the Commanding General of the American Forces, General Artemas Ward, Commander of the American Continental and Patriot Militias at Cambridge, on the three days immediately prior to the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Artemas Ward, for whom the town that later became Auburn was named in 1778.
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In 1775, when the Battle of Lexington and Concord occurred, a rider came down the Post Road shortly after, the horse, supposedly bloody by spurs and soaked with sweat, came through with the rider warning Captain Artemas Ward of the confrontation with the British.
For history buffs, a re-enactment of an 18th century military camp will take place at the Artemas Ward Barn from 1 to 4 p.
Artemas Ward, a former speaker who was a delegate to the Continental Congress and Commander of the first Revolutionary War forces, held the same seat I hold, so it is truly an honor for me to be here today.
Artemas Ward of Shrewsbury, and as a colonel in the state militia.
He was Past Master of the Matthew John Whittall Masonic Lodge and Past Worthy Patron of the Artemas Ward Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.