David Wooster

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David Wooster (March 2, 1710 – May 2, 1777) was an American general in the American Revolutionary War. In 1739 Wooster was a lieutenant of the guard-a-costa in the war between England and Spain. He commanded the regiment in Connecticut in 1745. Wooster was appointed colonel in the 3rd Connecticut regiment in 1755. He was later appointed brigadier general and served during the French War during 1756-1763. Wooster was commander of the American troops in Canada. He fell during the Battle of Ridgefield, Connecticut.


Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 10) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)


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