(1745–97) Revolutionary army officer born near Englishtown, New Jersey. Forman was active in the Battle of Germantown (1777) and present during the winter encampment at Valley Forge (1777–78) but his primary role for much of the war was providing intelligence about movements of the British and French fleets in the vicinity of New York. Forman was known for his vindictive zeal against dissenters and for self-aggrandizing schemes that took advantage of his public positions.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.