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Lincoln, Benjamin

Lincoln, Benjamin

January 24, 1733–May 9, 1810


Philadelphia, August 22, 1777 : By an express arrived last evening from General Schuyler to Congress, we have the following important intelligence

Signed: Published by order of Congress, John Hancock, president. Includes a letter from General Benjamin Lincoln and a copy of instructions from Lieut. General John Burgoyne to Lieut. Colonel Bern. Evans 15686 Journals of the Continental Congress, 177 ESTC W23797 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LC copy annotated on verso: Hand bill from Philadelphia respecting G. Starks Battle 18 Aug. 1777.

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  • Title Lincoln, Benjamin
  • Coverage January 24, 1733–May 9, 1810
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  • Keywords Soldier, appointed him a major general of militia in February 1776, fall of Charleston, helped Horatio Gates defeat General John Burgoyne’s British army in the Saratoga campaign, served as second in command to Washington during the Yorktown campaign,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date June 18, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 9, 2022
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