Laommi BALDWIN

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Sciences - Other, American Civil War, Mexican-American War, War of 1812

AmericanBorn Laommi BALDWIN

American engineer, politician, and a soldier in the American Revolutionary War

Born on January 10, 1744 in Woburn, Massachusetts , United States

Died on October 20, 1807 in ? , United States

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Baldwin attended grammar school in Woburn, Massachusetts. Later he would walk from North Woburn to Cambridge with his younger friend and childhood neighbor, Benjamin Thompson, later Count Rumford, to attend the lectures of Professor John Winthrop at Harvard College. He and Thompson performed their own experiments at home. Baldwin received a Master of Arts degree from Harvard in 1785.



In 1774 Baldwin enlisted in a regiment, and commanded the Woburn militia at the Battle of Lexington and Concord as a major. He is recorded as having described the events of April 19th, 1775 as follows [1] "We mustered as fast as possible. The Town turned out extraordinary, and proceeded toward Lexington." As a major at the time he continues "I rode along a little before the main body, and when I was nigh Jacob Reed's (at present Durenville) I heard a great firing; proceeded on, soon heard that the Regulars had fired upon Lexington people and killed a large number of them.

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