DAR to Dedicate Plaque for War Vet

May 16, 2019

LEOMINSTER — The Capt. John Joslin, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a dedication ceremony at the gravesite of Levi Nichols in Pine Grove Cemetery, Main Street at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18.

This short half-hour ceremony will honor the Revolutionary War soldier who served as a private in Capt. Timothy Boutell’s company, Col. John Rand’s regiment that was raised to reinforce the Continental Army.

Pvt. Nichols was credited with three months, 11 days, including 10 days, which included 200 miles of time to travel home.

According to Elaine Perreault, the chapter’s historian, Nichols most likely was needed on his family’s homestead of 46 acres, which was near the home his father Daniel Nichols, which was located at 65 Wachusett St.

This will be the first Revolutionary War soldier plaque the chapter has researched and been granted permission to purchase since the installation of Capt. John Joslin Jr.’s plaque on Sept. 14, 2002.

All are invited to attend.