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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Riedesel, Baron Frederick Adolph 1738-1800 (search)
major-general, with the command of a division of 4,000 Brunswickers, hired by the British Court to fight British subject in America early in 1776. Riedesel arrived at Quebec June 1, 1776; aided in the capture of Ticonderoga (July 6), and in dispersing the American troops at Hubbardton, and was made a prisoner with Burgoyne; was exchanged in the fall of 1780; returned home in August, 1783, and was made lieutenant-general in command of troops serving in Holland in 1787. He became commander-in-chief of the military of Brunswick. He died in Brunswick, Jan. 6, 1800. His Memoirs, letters, and journals in America, edited by Max Von Eelking, were translated by William L. Stone. His wife, Fredericka Charlotte Louisa, accompanied him to America, and wrote charming letters, and a journal, which were published in Boston in 1799, of which a translation was made by Mr. Stone. She was a daughter of the Frederick Adolph Riedesel. Prussian minister, Massow. She died in Berlin, March 29, 1808.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stone, William Leete 1792-1844 (search)
's trade and engaged in journalism, and in 1821 succeeded to the editorship of the New York Commercial Advertiser, of which he was a proprietor till 1844. He was the author of History Of the Great Albany constitutional convention of 1821; Narrative of the Grand Erie Canal celebration; Border wars of the American Revolution, etc. He died in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1844. Author; born in New York City, April 4, 1835; son of the preceding; graduated at Brown University in 1858 and at the Albany Law School in 1859; practised in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., in 1860-63; later engaged in journalism. He is the author of The life and times of Sir William Johnson, Bart.; Revolutionary letters; Burgoyne's campaign and St. Leger's expedition; Life and military journals of Major-General Riedesel; History of New York City; Life and writings of Col. William L. Stone; The Saratoga battle-grounds; Sir John Johnson's orderly book; Historical guide book to Saratoga Springs and vicinity, etc.