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Peter Johnston

(1763—1831)


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(1763–1831) Revolutionary war officer, born at Osborne's Landing on the James River, Virginia. Johnston was recognized for great courage in battle while serving with the cavalry legion of Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee, distinguishing himself at several battles, including that at Guilford Court House (1781). He later served as captain of the Light Corps established by Gen. Nathanael Greene.

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

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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