Nicholas Fish


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(1758–1833) Revolutionary army officer, born in New York City. He commanded a troop of infantry at the Battle of Monmouth (1778). A friend of Alexander Hamilton, Fish served as his second in command at Yorktown (1781). He remained with the Continental army until the close of the war. After the war Fish married into a prominent New York family (the Stuyvesants) and served in many civic positions.

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

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