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  2. William Alexander, Lord Stirling - Wikipedia,_Lord...

    William Alexander, also known as Lord Stirling (1726 – 15 January 1783), was a Scottish-American major general during the American Revolutionary War.He was considered male heir to the Scottish title of Earl of Stirling through Scottish lineage (being the senior male descendant of the paternal grandfather of the 1st Earl of Stirling, who had died in 1640), and he sought the title sometime ...

  3. William Alexander, Lord Stirling | American Battlefield Trust

    Date of Birth - Death 1727 – January 15, 1783. Though not always the most recognizable person in the Revolutionary War, William Alexander, "the Lord Stirling," was certainly a colorful figure nonetheless. Born in New York sometime in the year 1727, his father, James, served as an engineer for the Jacobite rebels in 1715 and so was promptly ...

  4. William Alexander, Lord Stirling · George Washington's Mount ...

    Alexander was known for overindulging in food and drink. These habits contributed to his early death of gout at Albany on January 15, 1783. James McIntyre Moraine Valley Community College . Bibliography: Nelson, Paul D. The Life of William Alexander, Lord Stirling. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1987. Valentine, Alan C. Lord Stirling ...

  5. William Alexander, Lord Stirling | Portraits in Revolution

    William Alexander, known as Lord Stirling, was a Continental Army general. Born in New York City in 1726, he was the son of James Alexander (1690 - 1756), at one time the surveyor general of New York and New Jersey and a noted colonial lawyer. He was well educated, and like his father he became an excellent mathematician and astronomer.

  6. Lord Stirling in the American Revolution - ThoughtCo

    Ordering the bulk of his command to withdraw over Gowanus Creek to the final defensive line on Brooklyn Heights, Stirling and Major Mordecai Gist led a force of 260–270 Marylanders in a desperate rearguard action to cover the retreat. Twice attacking a force of over 2,000 men, this group succeeded delaying the enemy.

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  7. On this day – September 21 | Historian at Saratoga – Town of ...

    On this day of 1776, Benedict Arnold wrote to Horatio Gates from Lake Champlain, “We are as well prepared for the enemy as our circumstances will allow, they will never have it in their power to surprise us, the men are daily trained in the exercise of their guns, if powder was plenty, I would wish to have them fire at a mark with their great ...

  8. A fatal crash shows us everything that’s wrong with traffic ...

    Police gather at the scene of a crash in Washington DC in March that left a Lyft driver and his two passengers dead. The other vehicle involved had 49 outstanding citations, leading to public outcry that not enough had been done to keep the driver off the roads. | Robert Devaney/The Georgetowner Newspaper Amid rising traffic deaths, legal mechanisms designed to keep streets safe are breaking down.

  9. On this day -- September 21 - North Texas e-News

    1256 – William of Kilkenny, Lord Chancellor of England 1327 – Edward II of England (b. 1284) [22] 1397 – Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel , English admiral (b. 1346)

  10. 1918 New Year Honours - Wikipedia

    1918 New Year Honours OBE MBE MC MM MSM 1919 New Year Honours OBE MBE MSM DCM v t e The 1918 New Year Honours were appointments by King George V to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of the British Empire. The appointments were published in The London Gazette and The Times in January, February and March 1918.

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