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SETH WARNER (1743-1784)

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 327 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SETH WARNER (1743-1784), American Revolutionary soldier, was born in Roxbury, Connecticut, on the 17th of May 1743. He removed with his father to the " New Hampshire Grants " in 1763, and became prominent among the young men who forcibly resisted New York's claim to the territory (see VERMONT). At the outbreak of the War of Independence, he led the detachment of " Green Mountain Boys " which captured Crown Point (q.v.) on the 11th of May 1775, and took part in the unsuccessful expedition against Quebec later in the year. In July 1776 he became colonel in the Continental Army, and served throughout the war. He retired in 1782, and returned to Roxbury, where he died in 1784. See Daniel Chipman. Life (Burlington, Vt., 1858).
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