William Barton


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(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.

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