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Van Rensselaer, Henry Killian

Military officer: born near Albany, N. Y., in 1744; commanded a regiment in the Revolutionary War, and was wounded in the battle of Saratoga. He was afterwards a general of militia. In July, 1777, at about the time of the retreat of the American army from Ticonderoga before Burgoyne, he was attacked by a large British force near Fort Anne. He made stout resistance; but, hearing of the evacuation of Ticonderoga, he fell back towards Fort Edward. In that encounter he received a bullet in his thigh, which was not extracted until after his death, in Greenbush, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1816.

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