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Hart, Jonathan 1748- Military officer; born in Kensington, Conn., in 1748; graduated at Yale in 1768; enlisted in the Continental army, serving throughout the War of the Revolution, attaining the rank of captain. After the war he entered the regular army as captain; was promoted to major. He participated in various campaigns against the Indians under Generals Scott, Harmar, and St. Clair. In the battle with the Miami Indians, while protecting the rear of the army, he and his command were overwhelmed by superior numbers and almost all were killed. He was the author of the Native inhabitants of the Western country, which appeared in vol. III. of the Transactions of the American Society. He died on Miami River, O., Nov. 4, 1791.