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General Order, No. 5 - Major General Isaac Hodsdon

General Order, No. 5 - Major General Isaac Hodsdon

Posted: 14 Dec 2004 5:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Dec 2006 12:09PM GMT
Surnames: Hodsdon, Fairfield
Headquarters, Augusta, February 16, 1839

Major General Isaac HODSDON, third Division, Maine Militia: You are hereby ordered to detach, forthwith, from the Division under your command, by draft or otherwise one thousand men, properly officered and equipped. This force will rendezvous at Bangor and proceed at the earliest possible moment, to the place occupied by a civil force under the Land Agent on or near the Aroostook River, and render such aid to the Land Agent as may enable him to carry into effect a Resolve of 24th of January, relating to trespassers upon the public lands. John FAIRFIELD, Gov. and Commander-in-Chief

Isaac HODSDON
Rank: Major General
Period of service: 17 Feb 1839-26 Apr 1839
Residence: Bangor, Maine
Place of rendezvous: Bangor, Maine
Place of Discharge: Bangor, Maine
Number of servants actually kept in service: 4
Number of horses actually kept in service: 7

Source: Historical Sketch and Roster of Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Men Called into Service for the Protection of the Northeastern Frontier of Maine from February to May 1839; Published in accordance with Council Order passed November 24, 1903; reprinted by Clearfield Co., 1989

Re: General Order, No. 5 - Major General Isaac Hodsdon

Paul E. Mullett (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jul 2005 3:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is this Isaac Hodsdon b. 12/18/1781 d. 5/24/1874 or his adopted son John Littlefield Hodsdon b. 5/9/1815 d. 1895 who possibly adopted his fathers first name also?

Re: General Order, No. 5 - Major General Isaac Hodsdon

Posted: 3 Jul 2005 6:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Dec 2006 12:09PM GMT
Surnames: Hodson
The Major General was the father. John L. HODSON served as an Aid [sic] to his father from 20 Feb 1839 to 25 Apr 1839. His place of residence was Exeter, place of rendezvous was Bangor, place of discharge was Bangor. He kept 2 servants and 3 horses while in service. He was entitled to additional allowance as Division Inspector for 24 days.

Source: Aroostook War: Historical Sketch (see other messages for full reference); p 22
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