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WALBRIDGE, Ebenezer (1738-1819) was a lieutenant in the regiment of Green Mountain Boys before Quebec in 1775, and was adjutant of the regiment, and he fought at Bennington where his brother Henry was killed. He was in this campaign sent by General Lincoln with five hundred troops to Skeensborough, Fort Ann and Fort Edward to alarm and divide the British forces, and this diversion had an important bearing on the campaign and was another important factor in the ruin of Burgoyne. He was lieutenant-colonel in 1778, and in 1780 succeeded Herrick in command of the Bennington regiment, and he also commanded a regiment of militia in that vicinity in 1781, and in October of that year was at Castleton to meet a threatened invasion by St. Leger. In December of that year when New York was threatening to make war on the state, he was in command of the troops before which the New York militia fled. He was subsequently elected brigadier-general. He twice represented his town and was a member of the Governor’s council 1780-’88. He was an enterprising business man, and in 1784 built and operated at Bennington the first paper mill in Vermont. Document Signed, “Ebenezer Walbridge” as seller on indenture February 15, 1813, 4pp., in which he sells 320 acres to Robert Troup. (Troup served under General Nathaniel Woodhull), was captured by the British near Brooklyn during the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776 and confined to the Jersey Prison Ship. He was later transferred to the Provost prison until he was exchanged in 1777. He was an aide to General Horatio Gates and participated in the surrender of General Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga on October 17, 1777.[1] He is depicted in the painting of the Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga by John Trumbull.”
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One Of The Green Mountain Boys

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.
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