(1733–1803) army officer, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Hazen served in a British colonial unit during the French and Indian War (1754–63) and remained in Canada afterwards. After the outbreak of the Revolutionary War Hazen recruited a Canadian force that earned a high reputation for its fighting at Brandywine (1777), Germantown (1777), and Yorktown (1781), but the Canadian unit, which received few of the benefits granted to state units, was disbanded in 1783.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.