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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
North, Caleb 1753- 1840 (search)
North, Caleb 1753-1840 Military officer; born in Chester county, Pa., July 15, 1753; promoted lieutenant-colonel in 1777; rendered valuable service in the battles of Germantown and Monmouth; and conducted the British prisoners from Virginia to York and Lancaster, Pa., after the surrender of Cornwallis. He died in Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1840.