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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stevens, Ebenezer 1751-1823 (search)
Stevens, Ebenezer 1751-1823 Military officer; born in Boston, Mass., Aug. 22, 1751; formed one of the famous Boston Teaparty, and soon afterwards went to Long Island. He entered the military service in 1775, and raised two companies of artillery and one of artificers for the expedition against Canada. In November, 1776, he was appointed major, and cornmanded the artillery at Ticonderoga and in the battle of Stillwater, or Bemis's Heights. In April, 1778, he was made lieutenant-colonel and assigned to Lamb's artillery regiment; and he served with Lafayette in Virginia in 1781, participaying in the capture of Cornwallis at Yorktown. He was for many years a leading merchant in New York, and majorgeneral of militia, serving, in 1814, in the defence of the city of New York. He died in Rockaway, Long Island, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1823.