James Livingston


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(1747–1832) Continental army officer whose Canadian forces took part in the assault on Québec (1775) and in the Saratoga campaign (1777) before being assigned to garrison duty along the Hudson River (1780). During the last mentioned, Livingston unwittingly contributed to the capture of John André by firing on the British ship that was, unbeknownst to Livingston, awaiting the informer. The ship departed, André traveled by land, and was captured. When the Continental army was reorganized in 1780, Livingston's Canadian unit was eliminated.

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

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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