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Benjamin Lincoln Papers

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General Benjamin Lincoln, portrait by Henry Sargent, courtesy Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.


(Microfilm Edition)

Massachusetts Historical Society

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Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810) served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is notable for being involved in three major surrenders during the war: at the Battles of Saratoga (sustaining a wound shortly afterward), the 1780 Siege of Charleston, and, as George Washington's second in command, he formally accepted the British surrender at Yorktown. This edition includes his personal and family papers, including the life of Lincoln’s father, Colonel Benjamin Lincoln. Correspondents include George Washington, Henry Laurens, John Jay, Robert Lowndes, and John Rutledge.

13 reels, 70-page guide

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