Posted by Gayle on March 23, 1998 at 09:47:33:
In Reply to: A General ? posted by Major George A. Bray III on March 22, 1998 at 14:21:45:
: Well I have search quite awhile for the answer to the Name that General question. What I find is something similar to the quote posted, but it was not by a general. Colonel Henry Bouquet, who commanded a battalion of the 60th (Royal Americans) Regiment in 1758 under Brigadier General John Forbes, wrote "For my own part, I am so much disgusted at the backwardness of the frontier people in assisting us in taking revenge of the savages who murder them daily with impunity, that I hope this will be the last time I shall venture my reputation and life for their sake!" Consequently, it could have been his commander who also related the thoughts posted by Gayle. Or another possibility could have been Brigadier General John Stanwix who also commanded for awhile in Pennsylvania and an officer of the 60th. Forbes was commander of the 17th Regiment of Foot which served in other theaters such as Canada and New York.
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Major Bray -
Many thanks for the help in identifying this general. I will follow up on Forbes and Stanwix. It was definitely the 60th, and if I can retrace who came out with that quote, it will be a Major (with all due credit, too) break on some of the research I am doing. Thanks again for your input.
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