James Abercromby

(1706—1781) army officer and politician

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(1706–81) British general, born in Scotland. In the French and Indian War (1754–63), Abercrombie commanded the British in their attack on the French fort of Ticonderoga (1758); he withdrew after heavy losses to the Marquis de Montcalm's smaller force. He was relieved of command by Sir Jeffrey Amherst that same year and recalled to England.

From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

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