Philemon Dickinson 


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Dickinson, PHILEMON, military officer; born in Croisedore, Maryland, April 5, 1739; settled near Trenton, New Jersey. In July, 1775, he entered the patriot army; in October of the same year was promoted brigadier-general; in 1776 was a delegate to the Provincial Congress of New Jersey; in 1777 was promoted major-general of the New Jersey troops; in October of that year marched against the British on Staten Island, for which he received the thanks of George Washington; and served with marked distinction during the remainder of the Revolutionary War. In 1784 he served on the commission to choose a site for the city of Washington. He died near Trenton, N. J.. February 4, 1809.




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