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Putnam (USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 40 words.

Connecticut: named after Israel Putnam (1718–90), a major general who distinguished himself at the Battle of Bunker Hill

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Putnam (USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 44 words.

Connecticut: named after Israel Putnam (1718–90), a major general who distinguished himself at the Battle of Bunker Hill (...

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Baker, John

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; 19th-Century Art; Art of the United States. 36 words.

American, 19th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 19th century.

Engraver (burin/etching).

Among John Baker's works are Battle of Bunker Hill, Wash...

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Salem Poor

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. c. 1740–1750; d. ?), a soldier in the Revolutionary War who was commended for his bravery.

Salem Poor was an African American hero at the battle of Bunker Hill. ...

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Hugh Henry Brackenridge

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1748–1816) American novelist, dramatist, and poet

The Battle of Bunkers-Hill (1776) DramaThe Death of General Montgomery (1777) DramaSix Political Discourses (1778)...

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Salem, Peter

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 154 words.

Freed from slavery by his owner in order to fight in the Continental Army, Peter Salem was one of about 500 African Americans who served in the Revolutionary War. Along with Salem Poor,...

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Mulvany, Charles Pelham (1835–1885), writer and Church of England clergyman

Thomas Seccombe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Literature. 569 words.

Mulvany, Charles Pelham (1835–1885), writer and Church of England clergyman, was born in Dublin on 20 May 1835, the son of Henry William Mulvany, barrister, and grandson of a captain in the...

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Carter, Dennis Malone

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 19th-Century Art. 234 words.

Irish, 19th century, male.

Born 1827, in Ireland; died 1881, in New York.

Painter. History painting, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes.

From 1839 Dennis Malone...

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Pitcairn, David (1749–1809), physician

Norman Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 560 words.

Pitcairn, David (1749–1809), physician, born on 1 May 1749 in Fife, was the eldest son of Elizabeth Dalrymple and her husband, Major John Pitcairn (bap. 1722, d. 1775), who was killed at...

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Richard Gridley

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1711–96) military engineer, born in Boston, Massachusetts. Gridley served as chief engineer and commander of the artillery in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War. He built a...

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Bunker-Hill

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

AT: The Death of General Warren A: John Daly Burk Pf: 1797, Boston Pb:null...

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Worcester, Noah

Charles H. Lippy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law. 921 words.

Worcester, Noah (25 November 1758–31 October 1837), clergyman and founder of the Massachusetts Peace Society, was born in Hollis, New Hampshire, the son of Noah Worcester, justice of the...

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Gould, Hannah Flagg

Kenneth M. Price.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 813 words.

Gould, Hannah Flagg (03 September 1789–05 September 1865), poet, was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts, the daughter of Benjamin Gould and Griselda Apthorp Flagg. In a number of poems she...

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Yankee Doodle

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 83 words.

A *nursery rhyme which is an unofficial national song of the United States. It seems to have originated in America some time around the mid-18th cent. and was adopted by the British troops...

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Heroes and Paupers

Margot Minardi.

in Making Slavery History

September 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12172 words.

With a focus on early representations of the Boston Massacre and the Battle of Bunker Hill, this chapter argues that the individuals publicly honored as heroes of the Revolutionary War in...

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Poor, Salem

Lois Kerschen.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 677 words.

Salem Poor was an African American hero at the battle of Bunker Hill. Little is known about Poor's life before or after the American Revolution. Some biographical sources say that he was...

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Barton, William

Paul David Nelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 890 words.

Barton, William (26 May 1748–22 October 1831), revolutionary war soldier, was born in Warren, Rhode Island, the son of Benjamin Barton and Lydia (maiden name unknown). Information about his...

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Poor, Salem

Karen E. Sutton.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 975 words.

Revolutionary War veteran, credited with causing the death of the British lieutenant colonel James Abercrombie at the Battle of Bunker Hill on 17 June 1775. Folklore has it that a...

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McDonald, Donald

Bobby G. Moss.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1893 words.

McDonald, Donald (?–04 April 1788), British officer, was born in Scotland. Nothing is known of his early life. He participated in the battle at Culloden Moor in Scotland. After coming to...

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Oliver Prescott

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1731–1804) Revolutionary War army officer, born in Massachusetts. Prescott attended Harvard College and began a successful career as a physican while dabbling in politics. He actively...

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