(1743–1784) Revolutionary militia and army officer. Born in Woodbury, Connecticut, Seth Warner moved to the New Hampshire Grants (now Vermont) in 1763. Along with Ethan Allen he became a leader in the “Green Mountain Boys.” Warner was second-in-command at the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775, and led the storming of Crown Point two days later. When Allen was captured in September Warner took command of the Green Mountain Boys, and they participated in Richard Montgomery's invasion of Canada. Congress appointed Warner a colonel in July 1776. During John Burgoyne's 1777 campaign, Warner commanded the rearguard for Arthur St. Clair's army after it abandoned Fort Ticonderoga, and then brought his regiment to Bennington in time to secure John Stark's victory there. He served under Horatio Gates for the rest of the Saratoga campaign. The newly organized Vermont legislature commissioned Warner to be a brigadier general of militia in 1778, but he saw little further action because of failing health.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.