(1748–1831) Revolutionary army officer, born in Warren, Rhode Island. Barton planned and led an abduction raid of a British general from Newport, Rhode Island (1777), for which he was thanked by Congress, promoted to lieutenant colonel, and presented with a ceremonial sword. He later served as an aide-de-camp to Gen. Nathanael Greene.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.