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Edward HAND

(1744-1802)

HAND, Edward, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Clyduff, County Kings, Ireland, December 31, 1744; accompanied the Eighteenth Royal Irish Regiment to the United States as surgeon’s mate in 1774, but resigned; Continental Army, 1775-1778; commanded a brigade of the Light Infantry Corps in August 1780; adjutant general, United States Army, 1781-1783; brevetted major general September 30, 1783; mustered out November 3, 1783; physician; Member of the Continental Congress in 1783 and 1784; major general, United States Army, 1798-1800; died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., September 3, 1802; interment in St. James’s Episcopal Cemetery, Lancaster, Pa.

Bibliography

Shelley, Mary Virginia. Dr. Ed: The Story of General Edward Hand. Lititz, PA: Sutter House, 1978.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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