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Brown, Jacob Jennings (Jacob)

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Born: 1775 AD
Died: 1828 AD, at 52 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: General

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1775 - Born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania on the 9th of May.

1790 - He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

1812 - When the War of 1812, he was brigadier general in the New York militia.

1813 - He defeated the British at the Battle of Sackett's Harbor on the 29th of May.

         - He was wounded twice at the Battle of Lundy's Lane, one of the bloodiest of the war for both sides. His successes in the northwest made him a national hero.

1821 - After the war, the Army, he was the only major-general in the service. President James Monroe made him commanding general of the army, but he was unable to do much in the post because of a stroke.

1828 - He died in Washington, D.C. on the 24th of February.

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