John Lamb


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John LambLamb, JOHN, Artillery Officer. Born in New York City, January 1, 1735; was one of the most active of the Sons of Liberty, and when the war for independence began he entered the military service. He was in command of the artillery in Montgomery's expedition into Canada, and during the siege of Quebec (December 31, 1775) he was wounded and made prisoner. The following summer, as major of artillery, he was attached to the regiment of Knox; and he was commissioned colonel of the New York Artillery, January 1, 1777. After doing good service throughout the war, he ended his military career at Yorktown. At about the close of the war he was elected to the New York Assembly; and George Washington appointed him (1789) collector of the customs at the port of New York, which office he held until his death, May 31, 1800.



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