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Diana L. Brace
Ye Old Burial Ground - Groton, Middlesex Co., MA

Me and the gravestone of My Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather Simon Patch Sr.

From Massachusetts Army & Navy, The Revolution 17 Vol.'s: Vol. II, page 1005, Patch, Simon, Ashby. Copy of a list of men who voluntarily enlisted in Sept., 1776, to serve for two months at New York and served accordingly; also, Private Capt. Thomas Warren's Company, Col. Brooks Regement; Company return dated Oct. 31, 1776, and endorsed "White Plains" -- Reported Wounded.

During the Revolutionary War, Simon was wounded in the thigh at the Battle of White Plains on Oct. 28, 1776. His brotherJacob in a distance of more than 200-miles brought him home to Groton, MA on a litter (made by fitting the butt end of small trees to the stirrups of a saddle and covered with a sack of hay). Simon died of these wounds on Dec. 31, 1776 at his father's home in Groton.

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