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Col Israel Angell
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1740
Death: May 3, 1832

The Monument to Colonel Angell at the Rahway Bridge in Union, New Jersey contains the text of a letter from General George Washington to Governor William Greene of Rhode Island after the Battle of Springfield June 23, 1780:

"The gallant behavior of Col. Angell's regiment... at Springfield reflects the highest honour upon the officers and men... They disputed an important pass with so obstinate a bravery that they lost upwards of forty killed, wounded and missing before they gave up their ground to a vast superiority of force. - Your Excellency's Most Obedient Servant George Washington."

General Nathanael Greene wrote a similar letter commending Colonel Angell.

Colonel Angell kept a journal and made daily entries. Some of his entries just talked about how nice the weather was on that particular day, but he was at the battles of the Brandywine, Red Bank, and Monmouth. His journals are still available in book form.

His name is on a monument at Valley Forge.

He received gold medals from General George Washington and the Marquis de La Fayette. The gold medal presented to Col. Angell by Lafayette was donated to the Rhode Island Historical Society museum collection in 1938.

His great grandfather Thomas Angell was one of five men with Roger Williams who settled Rhode Island in 1636.

(thank you MIchael Ratliff Lutz
Family links: 
  Oliver Angell (1717 - 1799)
  Naomi Smith Angell (1720 - 1799)
  Martha Angell Angell (1747 - 1793)
  Susannah Luther Angell (1765 - 1824)*
  Sarah Wood Angell (1770 - 1830)*
  Sarah Angell Cleveland (1769 - 1849)*
  Asa Angell (1771 - 1842)*
  Asa Angell (1771 - 1798)*
  Abner Angell (1773 - 1853)*
  Israel Angell (1775 - 1821)*
  Naomi Angell Hinckley (1781 - 1844)*
  Ruth Angell (1785 - 1868)*
  Stephen Angell (1787 - 1845)*
  Oliver Angell (1790 - 1870)*
  Luther Angell (1794 - 1859)*
  Susan Angell Potter (1798 - 1877)*
  Mahetebel W Angell Wilkinson (1800 - 1877)*
  Henry Angell (1802 - 1857)*
  Israel Angell (1740 - 1832)
  Hope Angell (1742 - 1819)*
  Ruth Angell (1746 - 1803)*
  Adah Angell Jenckes (1752 - 1842)*
  Naomi Angell Whipple (1755 - 1837)*
  Elisha Angell (1757 - 1838)*
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Major of Col. Daniel Hitchcock's Regiment 1775
Lieut. Col. 2nd Rhode Island Continental Infantry 1777
Colonel 2nd Rhode Island Continental Infantry 1777-1781
Friend of Washington, Lafayette and Rochambeau
This memorial erected by the Rhode Island Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Note: Moved to this cemetery in 1918 from the Colonel Israel Angell Burial Ground in Johnston (JN043)
North Burial Ground
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Maintained by: Michael Ratliff Lutz
Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Aug 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11630018
Col Israel Angell
Added by: Bob Brown
Col Israel Angell
Added by: Jen Snoots
Col Israel Angell
Added by: Jen Snoots
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3rd great grandfather
- Tom and Kathy (Weller) Medick
 Added: Jul. 26, 2015
A great American hero and my 5th great grandfather through his son Abner. Rest in Peace
- Michael Ratliff Lutz
 Added: Sep. 5, 2014

- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014
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