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Gen Peleg Wadsworth

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Gen Peleg Wadsworth

  • Birth 6 May 1748 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 12 Nov 1829 Hiram, Oxford County, Maine, USA
  • Burial Hiram, Oxford County, Maine, USA
  • Plot Wadsworth Hall
  • Memorial ID 10461189

U.S. Congressman. Revolutionary War officer, serving in various capacities including aide to General Artemas Ward and later as brigadier general of militia-gained fame for escaping British capture and helping liberate the city of Bagaduce (now named Castine), Maine from British control. Appointed Adjutant-General of Massachusetts, 1778. Elected to the U. S. House of Representatives as a Federalist from Massachusetts in 1792; re-elected six additional times, serving in Congress from 1793 to 1807. Also served in the Massachusetts Senate, 1792. Grandfather of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).

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  • Originally Created by: GravesScribe
  • Added: 12 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10461189
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Peleg Wadsworth (6 May 1748–12 Nov 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10461189, citing Wadsworth Cemetery, Hiram, Oxford County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .