1st. Lt.Jeremiah Fogg, 1st Regiment N.H. Continental Line – Original Member
Jeremiah Fogg was born in 1749 at Kensington, New Hampshire. He was the eldest son of the Reverend Jeremiah Fogg of Kensington. Jeremiah graduated from Harvard College in 1768 and afterwards spent several years teaching in Newburyport, New Hampshire. There he commenced the study of law with Theophilus Parsons, the most eminent jurist of that time.
At the commencement of hostilities in 1775, he entered Colonel Enoch Poor’s 2nd New Hampshire Regiment as the Adjutant. Jeremiah Fogg was commissioned a second lieutenant and quartermaster in the 8th Continental Infantry Regiment (still the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment in reality) in January 1776. He became paymaster of the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment in November 1776, and was promoted to captain in October 1777. He is further listed as “On Duty” for February and March of 1778, “Furlough” for April 1778, and “Present” for May and June of 1778. Captain Fogg served as Paymaster until October 1779 when he became the Brigade Major and aide-de-camp to Brigadier General Enoch Poor. Captain Jeremiah Fogg transferred to the 1st New Hampshire Regiment in March 1782 and left the army in June of the following year.
At the close of the Revolution, Captain Jeremiah Fogg was elected as one of the 30 Original Members of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Committee of Safety order the State Treasurer, on March 12, 1784, to pay Major Fogg “One Hundred and two Pounds, nine Shillings, and seven pence extra pay as Aide de Camp to General Poor from July 2, 1779 to September 8, 1780” (General Poor had died near Hackensack, NJ on September 8, 1780).
Captain Fogg’s journal of Maj. Gen. John Sullivan’s expedition against the Six Nations in the summer of 1779 was published as Journal of Major Jeremiah Fogg during the Expedition of Gen. Sullivan in 1779, Against the Western Indians (Exeter, N.H., 1879). His listing as a Major in the title of the publication must have been a mistake. It is now doubt confusion on the part of the publisher since Jeremiah Fogg was indeed a Brigade Major for a time under Brigadier General Poor, though this was a positional title as he still held a Captain’s commission at that time. Furthermore, and most telling is that when he signed his name to the roll of Original Members of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire on February 5, 1784, he lists himself as a Captain.
After the war, he returned to Kensington, New Hampshire and took a prominent role in the politics of New Hampshire. He served as a State Senator for several years. He married Lydia Hill of Cambridge. He died in 1808 at the age of 59.
Sources: “To George Washington from Brigadier General Enoch Poor, 31 May 1779,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified June 13, 2018 [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Revolutionary War Series, vol. 20, 8 April–31 May 1779, ed. Edward G. Lengel. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, pp. 711–712.]; Journal of Major Jeremiah Fogg during the Expedition of Gen. Sullivan in 1779, Against the Western Indians (Exeter, N.H., 1879).