(1727–1804) army officer, born in Norton, Massachusetts. Eddy emigrated to Nova Scotia where he led the siege of Fort Cumberland (1776) in an unsuccessful attempt to oust the British from that colony and win it for the American cause. After fleeing back to America, he eventually settled in Maine, where he played a key role in preserving the northeastern area of the state for America.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.