(1743–1818) Revolutionary army officer, born in Norwich, Connecticut. Huntington was the son of patriot and Revolutionary leader Jabez Huntington. In 1775 he led a Connecticut regiment to join the rebels besieging the British in Boston. When the British evacuated in 1776, he accompanied Gen. George Washington to New York and was given command of a regiment in the Continental army, whose performance in the battle of New York (1776) merited praise from the commander in chief. Huntington was also with the commander in chief during the winter at Valley Forge (1777–78). He was among the officers that tried and condemned Maj. John André for spying.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.