Brown, Jacob

Brown, Jacob (Jennings)

(1775–1828) soldier; born in Bucks County, Pa. Schoolteacher, surveyor, lawyer, and militia general, he commanded U.S. forces on the New York frontier in the War of 1812, defeating the British at Ogdensburg, Sackett's Harbor, Fort Erie, Chippewa, and Lundy's Lane. From 1821–28 he served as commander of the U.S. Army.
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