(1753–1823) Revolutionary army officer, born in Woodbridge, New Jersey. In the Revolutionary War, he was a captain in the 3rd New Jersey Regiment, stationed in New York's Mohawk Valley to keep the Iroquois from aiding the British, and then in the Philadelphia area, where the regiment participated in the battles of Brandywine and Monmouth (1778). He was wounded at Brandywine (1777). In the War of 1812, he was a brigadier general stationed at Plattsburgh, New York, awaiting the British invasion of Canada that never came.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.