Asa Senter

Major Asa Senter, 1st Regiment N.H. Continental Line

Asa Senter was born in 1756 in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He was the son of Samueland Susan (Taylor) Senter.

Asa Senter first appears in the AmericanRevolution as a private in Captain George Reid’s Company of the 1st New Hampshire Regiment. It was in this unit that he fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Asa Senter was commissioned as an Ensign in the 5th Continental Infantry on August 14, 1776 (the 5th ContinentalInfantry was the temporary designation for the 1st New HampshireInfantry, Continental Line). He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant inthe 1st New Hampshire Infantry, Continental Line on November 8,1776. He was further promoted to 1st Lieutenant on March 5, 1778. Heobtained a Captaincy in the 1st New Hampshire, Continental Line onMay 12, 1781 and served to the close of the War.

He died in 1834.

Sources: Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army (Baltimore, 1914), 361; FredericKidder, History of the First NewHampshire Regiment in the War of the Revolution (Albany, 1868), 119; National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book – National Society of the Daughters of the American Volume XVII 1896 (Washington D.C., 1904), 189; Selected Wartime Service Records of Captain Asa Senter.