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Huntington, Jedediah (1743-1818) | Litchfield Historical Society

Name: Huntington, Jedediah (1743-1818)

Historical Note: Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington was born August 4th, 1743 in Norwich Connecticut. He graduated from Harvard in 1763 and his Master’s in 1770 from Yale. After graduating from Harvard, Huntington became involved with the Norwich Militia eventually becoming a Captain by May of 1774. In spring of 1776, now a Colonel, he marched to Dorchester Heights. After the British left Boston he marched to New York. In 1777 Huntington became a Brigadier General. He stayed in Valley Forge in the winter of 1777.
Sources: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/historyculture/generalhuntington.htm

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