Parker family papers, 1633-1813.
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Family of John Parker, farmer, wheelwright, tax assessor, and militia captain; of Lexington, Mass.; commanded the Lexington Minutemen who fought the British during the first battle of the American Revolution. Family members moved from Reading. Mass., and settled in the south part of Lexington in 1712. From the description of Parker family papers, 1633-1813. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 435447445 ...
In response to the expansion of the Continental Army the number of staff was increased and reorganized in 1776. Changes included the creation of a new unit to supplement George Washington's personal staff. This special unit, the Commander in Chief's Guard, was formed on March 12, 1776 with Captain Caleb Gibbs (formerly adjutant of the 14th Continental Regiment and appointed Aid to Major General Greene) as commander. The unit protected Washington, the army's cash, and official papers. ...