Matthew Clarkson


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(1758–1825) Revolutionary War soldier, businessman, politician and philanthropist, born in New York City. Clarkson was aide-de-camp to Benedict Arnold at Saratoga (1777) and in Philadelphia, and to Benjamin Lincoln at Charleston (1780) and Yorktown (1781).

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