Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1729-08-10
Death 1814-07-12
English

Biographical notes:

Commander-in-chief of British forces in North America from 1775 to 1778.

From the description of Appointment, 1778 Feb. 23, Philadelphia, of Charles Bowden. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122625975

Commander of British Army troops in North America during the American Revolution.

From the description of Book of general orders: manuscript, 1777. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 80960793

Army officer, Great Britain.

From the description of Proclamation of William Howe, Viscount Howe, 1775. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451231

William Howe commanded the British at Bunker Hill and succeeded Thomas Gage as commander in chief in America. He defeated the Americans on Long Island, captured New York City, defeated the Americans at White Plains and Brandywine, and occupied Philadelphia. He resigned his command in 1778. He was appointed general in 1793, and in 1799 became the 5th Viscount Howe.

From the description of Richard St George Mansergh, military commission, 1776 December 23. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 173318651

From the guide to the William Howe signed Military Commission, 1776, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

English army officer in American Revolution.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Carville near Newcastle, to General Alexander Ross, 1796 Dec. 19. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 78373723

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wivenhoe near Colchester, to General Alexander Ross, 1797 Aug. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269541090

From the description of Letter signed : Philadelphia, to John Robinson, Secretary of the Treasury, 1777 Dec. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269553561

British officer during the Revolutionary War.

From the description of Letter [manuscript], 1777 July 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647865132

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Subjects:

  • Burgoyne's Invasion, 1777
  • Soldiers--Pay, allowances, etc
  • Bounties, Military
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

Occupations:

  • Army officers, British

Places:

  • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) - History - Revolution, 1775-1783. (as recorded)
  • New York (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783. (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)