Hugh Maxwell

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Maxwell, Hugh, a distinguished officer in the United States revolutionary army, was born in Ireland, 27th April 1733. His father shortly afterwards emigrated to New England. Hugh served five campaigns in the old French war; and on one occasion was taken prisoner at Fort Edward, barely escaping with his life. At Bunker's Hill, where he acted as Lieutenant, he was wounded; he was Major in Bailey's regiment, July 1777, and at the battle of Saratoga, and was Lieutenant-Colonel at the close of the war. He died at sea, on a return voyage from the West Indies, 14th October 1799, aged 66. His brother, Thompson Maxwell, born at Bedford, Massachusetts, was also a distinguished revolutionary soldier.

Sources

37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.

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