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Philemon Dickinson – American Militia General

Philemon Dickinson (April 5, 1739{spaced ndash}February 4, 1809) was an American lawyer and politician from Trenton, New Jersey. As a brigadier general of the New Jersey militia, he…

John Lacey – American Militia General

John Lacey (February 4, 1755 – February 17, 1814) was an American military officer during the American Revolutionary War. He was appointed a brigadier general in the Pennsylvania…

Seth Pomeroy – American Militia General

Seth was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, to Ebeneezer and Sarah (King) Pomeroy. His father was a prominent local citizen, and had been a Major in the militia. Seth…

James Wadsworth – American Militia General

James Wadsworth (July 8, 1730 – September 22, 1816) was an American lawyer from Durham, Connecticut. Initially a brigadier general of the Connecticut militia during the Revolutionary War,…

Thomas Eaton – American Militia General

Thomas Eaton (c. 1739 – June 1809) was a military officer in the North Carolina militia during the War of the Regulation in 1771 and American Revolutionary War…

Robert Lawson – American Militia General

Robert Lawson (January 23, 1748 – April 5, 1805) was an officer from Virginia in the American Revolutionary War.In early 1776 Lawson was commissioned a major in the…

James Potter – American Militia General

James Potter (1729–1789) was a soldier, farmer and politician from Colonial- and Revolutionary-era Pennsylvania. He rose to the rank of brigadier general of Pennsylvania militia during the Revolutionary…

Peleg Wadsworth – American Militia General

Wadsworth was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, to Peleg and Susanna (Sampson) Wadsworth. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. (1769) and an A.M. (1772), and taught school…

Samuel Elbert – American Militia General

Elbert fought in the Revolutionary War, commanding the victorious American colonial forces in a naval battle near St. Simons Island, Georgia on April 19, 1778. He was wounded…

Alexander Lillington – American Militia General

John Alexander Lillington (c. 1725 – 1786), also known as Alexander John Lillington, was a Patriot officer from North Carolina in the American Revolutionary War who notably fought…