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John Stark
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"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils."
Nickname(s) The Hero of Bennington
Born (1728-08-28)August 28, 1728
Londonderry, Province of New Hampshire
Died May 8, 1822(1822-05-08) (aged 93)
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Place of burial
Stark Cemetery, Manchester
(43°00′51″N 71°28′15″W / 43.01420°N 71.47095°W / 43.01420; -71.47095Coordinates: 43°00′51″N 71°28′15″W / 43.01420°N 71.47095°W / 43.01420; -71.47095)
Allegiance  Great Britain
 United States of America
Service/branch British Army
Gadsden flag.svg Continental Army
Years of service 1775–1783
Rank US Army O8 shoulderboard rotated.svg Major general
Unit Roger's Rangers
Continental Army
Commands held Northern Department
New Hampshire Militia
1st New Hampshire Regiment
Battles/wars French and Indian War
  • Battle on Snowshoes (1757)
  • Battle of Carillon

American Revolutionary 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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