Benjamin Tallmadge (11 February 1754 - 7 March 1835) entered the patriot army as lieutenant of a Connecticut regiment in June, 1776, and soon rose to the rank of colonel. In 1779-80 he was engaged in expeditions against bodies of British and Tories on Long Island, and was in some of the principal battles of the war. He became a successful merchant, and, from 1801 to 1817, was a member of Congress.
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 9) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)
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