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Col William Henshaw

Col William Henshaw

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 20 Feb 1820 (aged 84)
Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 41963768 · View Source
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Col. William Henshaw is credited with coining the phrase "Minuteman". He stated "We must have companies of men ready to march upon a minute's notice". Henshaw served as Adjutant General under General Artemas Ward. He participated in the Siege of Boston in 1775, the Battle of Long Island, August 1776, also the Battles of White Plains, Trenton, and Princeton. He left the Army in 1777 and returned to his farm in Leicester, MA. He also fought in the French-Indian War


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  • Created by: Denise M.
  • Added: 14 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41963768
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col William Henshaw (20 Oct 1735–20 Feb 1820), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41963768, citing Rawson Brook Burial Ground, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Denise M. (contributor 47099919) .