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William Finnie – Continental Army Staff Officer

William Finnie was mayor of Williamsburg, Virginia from 1783 to 1784.During the American Revolution he served the southern department of the Continental Army as adjutant quartermaster-general.The William Finnie…

David Franks – Continental Army Staff Officer

David Salisbury Franks (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1740–1793, Philadelphia) was aide-de-camp for General Benedict Arnold during the American War of Independence. He was living in Quebec with his parents when…

Edmund Randolph – Continental Army Staff Officer

Edmund Jennings Randolph (August 10, 1753{dash} September 12, 1813) was an American attorney, the seventh Governor of Virginia, the second Secretary of State, and the first United States…

Horatio Gates – Continental Army Staff Officer

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…

Nicholas Gilman – Continental Army Staff Officer

Nicholas Gilman, Jr. (August 3, 1755{spaced ndash}May 2, 1814) was a soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, a delegate to the Continental Congress, and…

Alexander Scammell – Continental Army Staff Officer

Alexander Scammell (1747{sfn|Coffin|1845|p=78 lists his birth as 1744; Shipton, pp. 219-32 gives 1747} – October 6, 1781{sfn|Dearborn|1939|p=219}) was a Harvard{sfn|Coffin|1845|p=78} educated attorney and an officer in the Continental…