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William Campbell – American Militia General

William Campbell (born 1745 and died on August 22,1781) was a Virginia farmer, pioneer, and soldier. One of the thirteen signers of the earliest statement of armed resistance…

Nathanael Greene – American Militia General

Nathanael Greene ({OldStyleDate|August 7|1742|July 27}{spaced ndash}June 19, 1786, frequently misspelled Nathaniel) was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War, known for his successful…

Nathan Miller – American Militia General

Nathan Miller (March 20, 1743 – May 20, 1790) was an American shipbuilder and merchant from Warren, Rhode Island. He was a delegate for Rhode Island to the…

Simeon Thayer – American Militia General

Simeon Thayer (April 30, 1737 – October 14, 1800) fought in Rogers’ Rangers during the French and Indian War and made a harrowing escape from French-allied Indians. At…

John Hancock – American Militia General

John Hancock ({OldStyleDateDY|January 23,|1737|January 12, 1736} – October 8, 1793) was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second…

Thomas Nelson, Jr. – American Militia General

Thomas Nelson, Jr. (December 26, 1738 – January 4, 1789) was an American planter, soldier, and statesman from Yorktown, Virginia. He represented Virginia in the Continental Congress and…

John Twiggs – American Militia General

General John Twiggs (June 5, 1750 – March 29, 1816) served as a leader in the Georgia Militia during the American Revolutionary War.==Biography==Twiggs was born in Maryland in…

George Rogers Clark – American Militia General

Clark’s military achievements all came before his 30th birthday. Afterwards he led militia in the opening engagements of the Northwest Indian War, but was accused of being drunk…

Nicholas Herkimer – American Militia General

Nicholas Herkimer (Herchheimer) (c. 1728–August 16, 1777) was a militia general in the American Revolutionary War, who died of wounds after the Battle of Oriskany.==Career==He was the son…