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 John Cadwalader

John Cadwalader

Birth
Taunton Lake, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Death 10 Feb 1786 (aged 44)
Sassafras, Kent County, Maryland, USA
Burial Harmony Corner, Kent County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 16676529 · View Source
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Revolutionary War Militia General. A successful merchant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in company with his brother, at the outbreak of the Revolutionary war he was commissioned as a Brigadier General in the Pennsylvania Militia, and placed in command of the Pennsylvania troops. He led one of the divisions of General George Washington's Army that crossed the Delaware River, December 27, 1776, remaining on the Jersey side. He fought at the January 1777 Battle of Princeton, the September 177 Battle of Brandywine, and the October 1777 Battle of Germantown. After the Battle of Monmouth, he fought a duel with fellow General Thomas Conway; Cadwalader was uninjured, but wounded Conway with a shot to the mouth. In 1779 he returned to his home in Maryland, and became a member of the Assembly there. He died at Shrewsbury just past his forty-fourth birthday.

Bio by: Dan Silva


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  • Originally Created by: Dan Silva
  • Added: 16 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16676529
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Cadwalader (10 Jan 1742–10 Feb 1786), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16676529, citing Shrewsbury Cemetery, Harmony Corner, Kent County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .