(1706–77) Revolutionary War officer, born in Massachusetts. Pomeroy became a gunsmith, in the family tradition, and joined the local militia while still young. In 1745 he took part in an invasion of the French fort at Louisbourg, on Cape Breton Island, in which his skills as a gunsmith were critical to the colonists' victory. He served in the French and Indian War (1754–63), including the victorious expedition against Fort St. Frederic in 1755. Pomeroy died of pleurisy while riding south to join Gen. George Washington's troops in New Jersey.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.