(1746–96) Revolutionary army officer, born in Fâborg, Denmark. Febiger was cited for valuable service at Bunker Hill (1775), and also saw action at Brandywine and Germantown (both 1777). His skills as a provisioner helped get George Washington's army through their winter encampment at Valley Forge (1777–78). Chosen by Washington in 1779 to command a regiment for the storming of Stony Point, Febiger captured the British commander and was commended to the Continental Congress. He introduced marching music into the Continental army to improve morale.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.