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Continental General Horatio Gates
Horatio Gates Born: 1727; Maldon, Essex County, England
Died: April 10, 1806; New York City

Battles: Saratoga, Camden



1727
- Horatio Gates is born in Maldon, Essex County, England.

1745
- Horatio Gates is commissioned a Lieutenant in the British Army.

1749
June - Horatio Gates begins serving as aide-de-camp to Colonel Edward Cornwallis in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

1754
January - Horatio Gates returns to London.
October - Horatio Gates marries Elizabeth Phillips.

1755
March - Horatio Gates joins his new regiment in Maryland.
July 9 - Horatio Gates is present at Braddock's Defeat near Fort Dusquesne, where he is wounded.

1758
- Horatio Gates' son, Robert, is born.

1762
March - Horatio Gates returns to England.
August - Horatio Gates sails back to New York.
- Horatio Gates serves as an aide to Robert Monckton, Royal Governor of New York until 1763.

1763
- Horatio Gates returns to England.

1769
- Horatio Gates resigns from the British Army.

1772
August - Horatio Gates sails for Virginia, where he buys a farm.

1775
May 29 - Horatio Gates hears news of Lexington and Concord.
June 2 - Horatio Gates is at George Washington's home Mount Vernon offering his services.
June 17 - Horatio Gates is commissioned into the Continental Army as a Brigadier General and named Adjunct General, in which capacity he serves until June 5, 1776.







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