(1733–1804) Revolutionary War army officer, born into a well-positioned family in upstate New York. During the French and Indian War (1754–63), he commanded a unit that advanced on Lake George. Schuyler was chosen a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and was assigned by George Washington to assemble an army to invade Canada. Schuyler did not command the force, because of illness, but he took some of the blame for its failure to achieve its goal. A later court-martial totally exonerated him of any responsibility.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.