(1742–1826) Revolutionary War officer, Pittsburgh business and civic leader, born in Hillsborough, Ireland. Craig took part in the capture of the Hessians at Trenton on Christmas night 1776, and fought in the battles of Princeton, Brandywine, and Germantown (all 1777); he wintered at Valley Forge (1777–78). Commanding Fort Pitt, Craig led troops to assist George Rogers Clark in the Detroit expedition (1781). Craig was deputy quartermaster general and military storekeeper of Pittsburgh (1791), led federal troops during the Whiskey Rebellion (1794), and helped prepare munitions during War of 1812.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.