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Gaspe, Philip Ignatius 1714-1787 Military officer; born in Canada, April 5, 1714; joined the army in 1727; served in a campaign Burning of the Gaspee. against the Natchez and Chicache Indians in 1739; took part in the defeat of Washington at Fort Necessity; led the Canadian militia when Fort Carillon was attacked by the English, and was largely instrumental in their defeat. He died in Canada, June 19, 1787.