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Stark, John, 1728-1822



  • Existence: 1728 - 1822

John Stark was a New Hampshire native who served as an officer in the British Army during the French and Indian war and a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He became widely known as the "Hero of Bennington" for his exemplary service at the Battle of Bennington in 1777.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

James Witherell letter

Mss 811326
Identifier: Mss 811326
Scope and Contents Two-page letter from James Witherell of Detroit, Michigan to John Stark in Derryfield, New Hampshire, reflects on the battle of Bennington (1777) and Stark's part in it.

John Stark letter

Mss 778178
Identifier: Mss 778178
Scope and Contents Letter from John Stark of Derryfield to Meshech Weare of [Concord?] informing him that Mr. Dalton has had difficulty getting his cattle through Bedford.

John Stark letter

Mss 781511
Identifier: Mss 781511
Scope and Contents Two-page letter in which Stark in Saratoga writes to Schuyler with intelligence regarding something "on the wing" in Canada, received from Gen. Schuyler and same dispatched to Gov. Chittenden.

John Stark letter

Mss 786272
Identifier: Mss 786272
Overview In English.

Josiah Parks letter

Mss 812404.1
Identifier: Mss 812404.1
Scope and Contents Two-page letter from Josiah Parks of Boston to John Stark, asking General Stark to furnish for publication his "historical and political manuscript papers."

Robert Troup letter

Mss 778359
Identifier: Mss 778359
Scope and Contents Letter from Robert Troup, on behalf of General Gates, to Colonel Bedel, ordering him to Albany with 1/3 of his detachment as well as letter from John Start to Colonel Bedel, ordering him to send 100 men to Albany."Extracts from letters from General Gates and Stark" Attested Thomas Hibbard Adj.