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James Clinton

(1736—1812)


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(1736–1812) Revolutionary War officer, born in Little Britain, New York. As a brigadier general in the Continental army, he erected fortifications for defense of the Highlands along the Hudson River. He was severely wounded defending Forts Montgomery and Clinton (1777).

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

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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