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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



1732?
April 16 - Henry Clinton is born in Newfoundland, Canada.

1741
- Henry Clinton moves to New York when his father become Royal Governor of the state.

1751
- Henry Clinton returns to England with his father.
- Henry Clinton is commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards.

1758
April 6 - Henry Clinton becomes a Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st Foot Guards.

1760
- Henry Clinton is sent to Germany to fight in the Seven Years' War.

1762
June 24 - Henry Clinton is promoted to full Colonel.
August 20 - Henry Clinton is wounded in action at Johannesburg.

1766
- Henry Clinton becomes Colonel of the 12th Regiment.

1767
- Henry Clinton marries Harriet Carter.

1772
May 25 - Henry Clinton is promoted to Major General.
July - Henry Clinton is elected to Parliament.
- Henry Clinton's wife dies.

1774
- Henry Clinton travels to the Balkans and returns to England in September.

1775
May - Henry Clinton arrives in Boston with Major Generals William Howe and John Burgoyne.
June 17 - Henry Clinton commands at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
September - Henry Clinton is made second-in-command to Major General William Howe.








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