N.H. historical marker number: 106.
Date established: 2000 in Newport.

Location: The intersection of Route 10 and Corbin Road.

What the sign says: “Born in Endfield, Conn. in 1760, Joel McGregor enlisted in 1777 and served five years. Taken prisoner by the British, he was confined eight months in the famous Old Sugar House in New York City. He settled in Newport in 1789 and was a resident for 72 years, dying October 31, 1861 at the age of 101. He is believed to have been New Hampshire’s last surviving soldier of the Revolution.”

The back story: With historical marker 178, Antrim also lays claim to New Hampshire’s last soldier of the Revolution in Samuel Downing, who was born in 1764 in Newburyport, Mass., and came to Antrim as a boy. In 1780, he ran away and joined the 2nd N.H. Regiment, served to the end of the war and returned to Antrim. Downing later moved to Edinburg, N.Y., and died in 1867 at age 105.