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Joseph Frye – Continental Army General

Joseph Frye (March 19, 1712 – July 25, 1794) was a renowned military leader from colonial Maine. Born in Andover, Massachusetts, he obtained the rank of general in…

William Irvine – Continental Army General

William Irvine (November 3, 1741 – July 29, 1804) was an Irish-American physician, soldier, and statesman from Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Irvine was born near Enniskillen, County Fermanagh in Ireland.…

Peter Muhlenberg – Continental Army General

John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (October 1, 1746{spaced ndash}October 1, 1807) was an American clergyman, Continental Army soldier during the American Revolutionary War, and political figure in the newly…

Adam Stephen – Continental Army General

Adam Stephen (c. 1718 – July 16, 1791) was a Scottish-born doctor and military officer. He came to North America, where he served in the Virginia colonial militia…

Christopher Gadsden – Continental Army General

Christopher Gadsden (February 16, 1724 – August 28, 1805), a soldier and statesman from South Carolina, was the principal leader of the South Carolina Patriot movement in the…

Johann de Kalb – Continental Army General

Kalb was born in Hüttendorf, a village of 600 people near Erlangen, Bavaria, the son of Johann Leonhard Kalb and Margarethe Seitz. He learned French, English, and the…

Francis Nash – Continental Army General

Francis Nash (c. 1742 – October 7, 1777) was a brigadier general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Prior to the war, he was a…

Horatio Gates – Continental Army General

Horatio Lloyd Gates (July 26, 1727{spaced ndash}April 10, 1806) was a retired British soldier who served as an American general during the Revolutionary War. He took credit for…

Henry Knox – Continental Army General

Henry Knox (July 25, 1750 – October 25, 1806) was a military officer of the Continental Army and later the United States Army, and also served as the…