Wroth had served as muster master
for some years,  but in March 1587, at about the same time that the river disorders resurface after having died down for several years, he refused the call to muster from the local officers, the deputy lieutenants for Essex.
In April 1619, Alleyn purchased a musket, coat of armor, and horse in order to outfit Sir Jeremy Turner, Muster Master
of the Surrey trained bands.
Stops between the two visitor centers along the battle road include the site where British troops apprehended Paul Revere, who was spreading the word of the British advance toward Concord; the Wayside, home of Samuel Whitney, the muster master
of the Concord militia; and Bloody Angles, where colonial militia ambushed British troops retreating toward Boston.