William Alexander

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Alexander, William,

known as

Lord Stirling

(stûr`lĭng), 1726–83, American Revolutionary general, b. New York City. Although the House of Lords rejected his claim to succeed as the 6th earl of Stirling, in America he was generally considered a nobleman. He served in the French and Indian WarsFrench and Indian Wars,
1689–1763, the name given by American historians to the North American colonial wars between Great Britain and France in the late 17th and the 18th cent.
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 and joined the Continental Army early in the Revolution. Although he fought well at the battle of Long Island (1776), he was captured by the British. After being freed in a prisoner exchange, he saw action at Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth. In 1778 he helped to expose the Conway CabalConway Cabal,
1777, intrigue in the American Revolution to remove George Washington as commander in chief of the Continental Army. Washington had been defeated at Brandywine and Germantown, and Horatio Gates was flushed with success by his victory in the Saratoga campaign.
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Bibliography

See A. C. Valentine, Lord Stirling (1969).

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LOUGHGALL YOUTH: Daniel Acheson, Jack Hamilton, Josh Woods, Scott McCann, Adam Alexander, William Graham, Daniel Neill, Dale Mulligan, Jordan Finlay, James McCormack, Kyle Gilmore; subs, Tim Wharton, Luke .
HARROWER CAROLE Who passed away four years ago, July 9, 2005 Remembering a very special wife, mum and grandma Memories are a gift to treasure, ours of you will last forever Your loving husband John, Lynne, Neil and Clare and grandsons Alexander, William and Edward
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The couple's daughters, Louise, Joanne, Fiona and Sarah, and sons Alexander, William and Andrew have all helped in the hunt for their mum.

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