Recently processed, a collection of military records and correspondence of Hugh Maxwell (Manuscript 27) are now available for research in the Special Collection Department of the State Library. Maxwell was an army officer who first saw battle when he volunteered for the American army during the French and India War. He later reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during the American Revolution. Maxwell participated in the battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton, Princeton, Saratoga, and Monmouth, as well as the siege of Boston.
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