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Capt Amos Hubbell

Capt Amos Hubbell

Birth
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 2 Jul 1801 (aged 54)
Stratfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 13964621 · View Source
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Captain Amos was a member of the firm Richard Hubbell & Son, merchant. He was an active whig during the Revolution. The battle off Stratford Point took place on Feb. 20 1783 with Capt. Amos Hubbell of Stratford capturing the privateer sloop "Three Brothers". Capt. Hubbell commanded the seventy two ton sloop "Julius Caesar", built in Bedford Mass. 1782. "Captain Hubbell's capture was listed in the records of the Fairfield County Maritime Court and reported by Col. Benjamin Talmadge in a letter to Gen. Washington, written from Greenfield Hill, Fairfield and dated Feb. 21 1783. Talmadge wrote: 'One of the latest naval exploits of the Revolutionary War was the capture of the British privateer "Three Brothers" commanded by Capt. Johnstone, mounting eleven carriage guns, four swivels and twenty-five small arms and navigated by twenty-one men. This vessel was cruising in Long Island Sound on Feb. 20 1783 and discovered near Stratford Point (Conn). About two o'clock in the afternoon troops embarked in a fast sailing vessel prepared for this emergency and commanded by Capt. Hubbell. At four o'clock, they fell in with the "Three Brother's" received a broadside from her, followed by her swivels and her musketry, (our troops being concealed) until both vessels met, when the troops arose, gave the enemy one discharge of musketry and then boarded the "Three Brothers" with fixed bayonets. The Capt. of the privateer was killed and three or four of his crew were wounded, two of them mortally. While Captain Hubbell's vessel was much damaged in hull, spars and rigging, not a man on board was killed or wounded. The American detachment from the Army for this exploit consisted of forty men commanded by Capt. Brewster.'
-per Hunter G. Rauhofer, #47789054.


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age 55, Rev. War


  • Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13964621
  • Hunter G. Rauhofer
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Amos Hubbell (3 Dec 1746–2 Jul 1801), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13964621, citing Old Stratfield Cemetery, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Jan Franco (contributor 46625834) .