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Brown, Jacob Jennings

Born: 1775 AD
Died: 1828 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: General

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.