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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



1775
April 14 - Thomas Gage receives orders from London to take decisive action again the rebellion.
April 19 - Thomas Gage orders munitions and supplies at Concord, Massachusetts seized.
April 19 - Skirmishes at Lexington and Concord. The American Revolutionary War begins.
June 12 - Thomas Gage offers to pardon all rebels but Samuel Adams and John Hancock.
June 17 - Thomas Gage orders Maj. General William Howe to take Breed's Hill.
September 26 - Thomas Gage receives orders to return to England.
October 10 - Thomas Gage surrenders his command to Maj. General William Howe.
November 14 - Thomas Gage arrives in London.

1776
April 18 - Thomas Gage is officially informed of his removal from command in America.

1781
April - Thomas Gage returns to active duty by serving on General Jeffrey Amherst's staff.

1782
April - Thomas Gage is appointed colonel of the 17th light dragoons.
November 20 - Thomas Gage is promoted to full General.

1785
- Thomas Gage is transferred to the 11th dragoons.

1787
April 2 - Thomas Gage dies in Portland, England.








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