William Grayson


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(1736–90) Virginia statesman and Revolutionary army officer, born in Prince William County, Virginia. A friend of George Washington, Grayson was with him at Valley Forge (1777–78) and in the Battles of New York and White Plains (both 1776). As a regimental commander he later fought at Brandywine, Germantown (both 1777), and Monmouth (1778). After the war he was Virginia's leading antifederalist and the state's first U.S. senator.

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