Josiah Harmar


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(1753–1813) Revolutionary War soldier, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Harmar participated in several battles, including Brandywine (1777) and Monmouth (1778). Most of his postwar duties were on the frontier; in 1790 he was ordered to lead an offensive against Indian villages on the Maumee River but was forced to retreat.

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

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