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British General Sir Henry Clinton
Sir Henry Clinton Born: April 16, 1732?; Newfoundland, (Canada)
Died: December 23, 1795; Cornwall, England

Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in America: 1778-1782

Battles: Bunker Hill, Fort Sullivan, Siege of Charleston



1776
January 20 - Henry Clinton sails from Boston in command of a southern expedition.
February 4-12 - Henry Clinton stops at New York and meets with Royal Governor William Tryon.
February 17-27 - Henry Clinton stops at Virginia and meets with Royal Governor Lord Dunmore.
March 12 - Henry Clinton arrives at Cape Fear, North Carolina.
June 1 - Henry Clinton arrives off the coast of Charleston, North Carolina.
June 28 - Henry Clinton participates in the Battle of Fort Sullivan.
July 31 - Henry Clinton arrives at New York.
August 27 - Henry Clinton commands at the Battle of Long Island (Brooklyn Heights).

1777
- Henry Clinton is knighted into the Order of the Bath and promoted to Lieutenant General.
July 5 - Henry Clinton returns to New York City.
July 23 - Henry Clinton is left in command of New York City's defense.
October 3-22 - Henry Clinton operates in the Hudson Highlands.

1778
March 21 - Henry Clinton replaces Major General William Howe as Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in America.
May - Henry Clinton assumes command from Major General William Howe in Philadelphia.
May 20 - Henry Clinton fails to trap the Marquis de Lafayette at Barren Hill, Pennsylvania.
June 28 - Henry Clinton commands at the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse, New Jersey.
December - Henry Clinton sends Lt. General Charles Cornwallis to England to request reinforcements.

1779
June 1 - Henry Clinton captures Stony Point.
December 26 - Henry Clinton sails south from New York.

1780
February 11 - Henry Clinton lands at James Island, South Carolina.
May - Henry Clinton commands at the Siege of Charleston, South Carolina.
May 12 - Henry Clinton personally accepts the surrender of Charleston, South Carolina from Major General Benjamin Lincoln.
June - Henry Clinton sails from Charleston back north to New York.

1781
October - Henry Clinton leaves New York with a relief force bound for Yorktown.

1782
March 26 - Henry Clinton is replaced by Lt. General Guy Carleton as Commander-In-Chief of the British Army in America.
May - Henry Clinton formally turns command of America over to Lt. General Guy Carleton.








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