Stark, John

Stark, John,

1728–1822, American Revolutionary soldier, b. Londonderry, N.H. He fought 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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. At the start of the Revolution he distinguished himself at Bunker Hill, and he served in the Quebec campaign and with George Washington at Princeton and Trenton (1776–77). He went home in 1777, disgruntled over some promotions, but later in the year took the field as a commander of the New Hampshire militia in the Saratoga campaignSaratoga campaign,
June–Oct., 1777, of the American Revolution. Lord George Germain and John Burgoyne were the chief authors of a plan to end the American Revolution by splitting the colonies along the Hudson River.
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. When General Burgoyne sent a detachment to take the colonial stores at Bennington (now in Vermont), Stark met and repulsed it. The battle of Bennington contributed to Burgoyne's discomfiture at Saratoga. For this service Stark received appointment as brigadier general from the Congress.


See biography by H. P. Moore (1949).

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Stark, John

(1728–1822) soldier; born in Londonderry, N.H. He served with Rogers' Rangers in the French and Indian War (1754–63). As colonel of a New Hampshire regiment, he fought at Bunker Hill, helped cover the retreat from Canada (1776), and fought at Trenton and Princeton. He resigned in March 1777 to protest the promotion of junior officers over him, but he was appointed brigadier general; it was a detachment under his command that defeated the British forces at Bennington, Vt. (August 1777), a crucial victory followed by his cutting off Burgoyne's retreat and leading to the British surrender at Saratoga. He continued to fight to the end of the American Revolution but retired from public life after the war.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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