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British General Thomas Gage
Thomas Gage
Born: 1721; Firle, Sussex, England
Died: April 2, 1787; Portland, England

Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in America: 1763-1775

After the War: 1781-1787
In April 1781, Maj. General Thomas Gage returned to duty with an appointment to General Jeffrey Amherst's staff with the mission to organize militia in prepration for possible attack from France. In April, 1782, he was appointed colonel of the 17th light dragoons. On November 20, 1782, he was promoted to full General. In 1785, he was transferred to the 11th dragoons. His health had begun to decline and after a long illness, he died in Portland, England on April 2, 1787. His wife would survive him by nearly thirty-seven years.

2. Boatner, Michael; Encyclopedia of the American Revolution
3. Buchanan, John; The Road to Guilford Courthouse

Topic Last Updated: 7/18/2002

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