See also:American soldier, was
See also:born at Nutfield, now
See also:Londonderry., New Hampshire, on the 28th of
See also:August 1728 . In 1752 he was taken prisoner by the
See also:Indians but was ransomed by Massachusetts . During the Seven Years' War he served under Robert
See also:Rogers, first as a
See also:lieutenant and later as a captain, taking
See also:part in the
See also:battle of Lake
See also:George in 1755, the disastrous attack upon
See also:Ticonderoga in 1758, and the Ticonderoga-
See also:Crown Point
See also:campaign in 1759 . At the beginning of the War of Independence he raised a regiment and as colonel did
See also:good service in the Battle of Bunker
See also:Hill, in the
See also:Canadian expedition, and in
See also:Washington's New Jersey campaign in the winter of 1776-77 . In
See also:March 1777 he resigned his commission because other
See also:officers had been promoted over hirn: Later in the
See also:year, however, he was placed in, command (by New Hampshire), with the
See also:rank of brigadier-general of militia, of a force of militiamen, with whom, on the 16th of August, near
See also:Bennington (q.v.),
See also:Vermont, he defeated two detachments of Burgoyne's army under Colonel
See also:Friedrich Baum and Colonel Breyman . For this victory, which did much to bring about the capitulation of General Burgoyne, Stark received the thanks of Congress and a commission as brigadier-general in the
See also:Continental Army (Oct . 4, 1777) . He took part in the operations about
See also:Saratoga, and for a
See also:time in 1778 and again in 1781 he was
See also:commander of the
See also:northern department . In
See also:September 1783 he was breveted major-general . He died at Manchester, New Hampshire, on the 8th of May 1822 .
See also:John Stark's
See also:William (1724-1776), served in the Seven Years' War and afterwards on the frontier; and at the outbreak of the War of Independence, piqued because he was not put in command of a regiment, he entered the
See also:British service . See Memoir and Official
See also:Correspondence of General John Stark (Concord, N.H., 186o) by his
See also:Caleb Stark (1804-1864), who wrote in 1831 Reminiscences of the French War containing Rogers's Expeditions with the New England Rangers and an Account .
. . of John Stark .
JAMES STARK (1794-1859)
JAMES STARLEY (1830-1881)
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