The African American members of Gardner's Regiment are as follows. These individuals were members as of Battle Road and/or the Battle of Bunker Hill. Others, who joined the Regiment at a later date when the Regiment became a unit of Washington's Army are not listed.
Private Cuff Whittemore, age 24
Fifer Cato Wood
Private Micah Bumpo
Private Job Potamia, age 28
Private Cato Stedman
Isaiah Barjonah, age 20
Listed as 'Mulato'
Private Cato Boardman
Several other individuals, not named here, were assigned to Gardner's from other Regiments. Rightfully, they appealed to Artemus Ward to remain with the Regiments they had originally enlisted with. They were permitted to do so.
Our Historian, Michael Bonislawski, Ph.D., tells us that privates were also able to shift from one Company to another with the permission of their Captain. Mostly men were moved from one Company to another to even out numbers.
This, often, makes it unclear as to which Company a private belonged when later historians review Muster Rolls.
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