Hood Genealogy - Page 21
The following data is extracted from A Genealogy Of Richard Hood.
Col. Little's Regt. Service, 2 111. 27 d.--(Authority: Lexington Alarm Rolls, Vol. 13, p. 68.)
John Hood, born at Topsfield, Feb. 26, 1760, Son of John and Mary Kimball Hood, and brother of Richard Hood (s), enlisted in the service at the age of 15. He was at the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, on picket duty upon the marsh near by, watching an English vessel to keep her men from landing. Also at the battles of Long Island and White Plains, and crossed the Delaware with Washington on Dec. 8, was in the battle of Princeton and for two months lived, with others, a life of unexampled suffering, without shoes and with clothing of rags going to his home 250 miles distant on foot, begging food on the way.
After a few weeks at home, he re-enlisted; on Sept. 11, 1777 was in battle of the Brandywine, and on Oct. 4, 1777, in that at Germantown. Went into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Dec. 11, and was discharged in 1778
In 1779 he went on a privateering cruise, was taken prisoner, carried to Halifax, put on the Prison Ship, where he suffered all but death. He was exchanged and returned to his home.
Source: A Genealogy Of Richard Hood