General William Maxwell


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Maxwell, WILLIAM, military officer; born in New Jersey; was made colonel of the 2nd New Jersey Battalion in 1775, and served in the campaign in Canada in 1776. He had been in the provincial army continually for fifteen years before the Revolutionary War broke out. In October, 1776, he was appointed brigadier-general, arid, in command of a New Jersey brigade, was distinguished at the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth. He was in Sullivan's campaign in 1779, and soon after the action at Springfield, New Jersey, in 1780, he resigned. He died November 12, 1798.



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