Oliver Bacon

Lt. Oliver Bacon, 2nd Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line

Oliver Bacon was born October 28, 1755 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was the son of Jacob and Mary (Wood) Bacon. Oliver married Rebecca Jewett.

In January of 1776, Oliver Bacon enlisted in Captain Mayo’s company of Colonel Ebenezer Learned’s 3rd Continental Infantry. In March of 1777, Oliver Bacon was transferred to Captain Blodget’s company of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line and promoted to Sergeant. Sergeant Bacon was taken prisoner near ‘Skenesborough’, New York on July 7, 1777. He rejoined the Regiment on August 1, 1779. Sergeant Bacon was commissioned as an Ensign in the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line on August 13, 1781. Ensign Bacon was promoted to Lieutenant on April 13, 1782. Lieutenant Bacon served to the close of the war.

On his pension application, his residence is given as Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Lieutenant Bacon died March 23, 1835.

Sources: Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army, (Baltimore, 1914), 361; Selected Wartime Service Records of Lieutenant Oliver Bacon.