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"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils."
|Nickname(s)||The Hero of Bennington|
August 28, 1728|
Londonderry, Province of New Hampshire
|Died||May 8, 1822
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
|Place of burial||
Stark Cemetery, Manchester(Coordinates: )
|Allegiance|| Great Britain
United States of America
|| British Army
|Years of service||1775–1783|
|Commands held||Northern Department
New Hampshire Militia
1st New Hampshire Regiment
|Battles/wars||French and Indian War
John Stark (August 28, 1728 – May 8, 1822) was a New Hampshire native who served as an officer in the British Army during the French and Indian war and a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He became widely known as the "Hero of Bennington" for his exemplary service at the Battle of Bennington in 1777.
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