Thompson, William


Thompson, William
(1725-1781)
   Born in Ireland. Emigrated to Pennsylvania, and commanded a troop of mounted militia in the French and Indian campaigns. In 1776 appointed a brigadier-general by Congress, and sent to Canada with reinforcements for General John Thomas. On June 6, ordered by General Sullivan, who had succeeded Thomas, to attack the enemy at Three Rivers, but badly defeated and taken prisoner; exchanged two years later.
   Index: Dr Sent to attack Fraser at Three Rivers, 145; repulsed with loss, 146.
   Bib.: Cyc. Am. Biog.

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