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Alexander Martin

(1740—1807) revolutionary army officer and politician in America


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(c. 1740–1807) Revolutionary War officer, born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Martin led his North Carolina regiment in the defense of Charleston (1776) but was accused of cowardice for his performance in the battle of Germantown (1777) and, though acquitted, resigned his commission shortly thereafter.

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

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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