Warner, Seth, 1743–84, hero of the American Revolution, b. Roxbury, Conn. One of the group who, under Ethan Allen , resisted the New York claim to the New Hampshire Grants (now Vermont), he was outlawed by New York authorities. He became a leader of the Green Mountain Boys , and in May, 1775, he gained his claim to fame by the capture of Crown Point from the British. He later took part in the expedition against Canada that failed at Quebec. He also participated in the fighting that took place after the abandonment of Ticonderoga and was defeated (1777) at Hubbardtown. He was with John Stark at Bennington (1777) and in other operations against General Burgoyne.
See biography by D. Chipman (1858).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: U.S. History: Biographies
Browse by Subject
- Earth and the Environment +-
- History +-
- Literature and the Arts +-
- Medicine +-
- People +-
- Philosophy and Religion +-
- Places +-
- Australia and Oceania
- Britain, Ireland, France, and the Low Countries
- Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltic Nations
- Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- Oceans, Continents, and Polar Regions
- Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and the Balkans
- United States, Canada, and Greenland
- Plants and Animals +-
- Science and Technology +-
- Social Sciences and the Law +-
- Sports and Everyday Life +-