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Vose, Joseph 1738-1816

Military officer; born in Milton, Mass., Nov. 26, 1738; led the expedition which destroyed the light-house and hay on islands in Boston Harbor, May 27, 1775. In November he was made lieutenant-colonel of Greaton's regiment, and accompanied it to Canada in the spring of 1776. In 1777 he joined the main army in New Jersey, and his last military service was under Lafayette at Yorktown. He died in Milton, Mass., May 22, 1816.

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