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Conflict Period:
Revolutionary War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
abt 1760 2
New Jersey 2
Death:
20 May 1835 2
Winchester, Virginia 2
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Full Name:
Charles Hulett 1
Birth:
abt 1760 2
New Jersey 2
Death:
20 May 1835 2
Winchester, Virginia 2
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Marriage:
Catherine Miller 2
16 Jan 1787 2
Winchester, Virginia 2
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Revolutionary War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Regiment:
First Regiment 1
State:
New Jersey 1

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Enlisted as a drummer in Capt. Isaac Morrison's (Nichols?) company, 1st New Jersey Regt., commanded by Col. Mathius Ogden. Present at the battles of Princeton, Monmouth and Yorktown. Wounded at the Battle of Monmouth.

The following deposition was given by Hulett's son-in-law in 1845: "... said Hulett... enlisted in Captain Nichols company [possibly Noah Nichols, captain in Stevens' Artillery Battalion as of November 9, 1776. In 1778 he was a captain in the 2nd Continental Artillery, which was a part of the first Regiment of New Jersey in the service of the United States which Regiment was commanded by Col. Ogden. He enlisted as aforesaid on the 7 May 1778... He was engaged in the battle of Monmouth and was wounded in the leg and then or soon after taken a prisoner and by the enemy and carried in captivity to the West Indies, To relieve himself from the horrors of his imprisonment he joined the British Army as a musician and was sent to the United States. That soon after his return... he deserted from the British ranks and again joined the army of the United States and the south under General Greene. He was present at the siege of York and after the surrender of Cornwallis he was one of the corps that escorted the prisoners which was sent to Winchester... and he remained in service to the end of the war. This declarant always understood that said Hulett at the close of the war held the rank of Drum-Major."

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