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  SIR HENRY CLINTON - LoveToKnow Article on SIR HENRY CLINTON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
1738-1795), British general, was the son of admiral George Clinton (governor of Newfoundland and subsequently of New York), and grandson of the 6th earl of Lincoln.
His elder son, Sir WILLIAM HENRY CLINTON (1769-1846), entered the British army in 1784, and served in the campaigns of 179394 in the Low Countries.
Clinton commanded a division with distinction at Waterloo.
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 Henry Clinton (American War of Independence) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
General Sir Henry Clinton K.B. April 16 1730–December 23 1795) was a British officer during the American War of Independence.
He was born in Newfoundland, Canada where his father George Clinton served Governor, and he grew up in New York when his father served as Royal Governor there.
In 1751, Clinton went to England and was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards, becoming a captain and then lieutenant-colonel in the Grenadier Guards by 1758.
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 Henry Clinton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henry Clinton was born in 1738 as the son of an Admiral.
This may give the impression that Clinton respected slaves' right to freedom, but in a contradictory statement he announced that any slave that was seized during the war should become public property and be used for public works.
Clinton had become more cautious and had developed a tendency towards self-doubt, which proved to be his undoing.
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 Henry Clinton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Clinton was supposed to send an expedition to Georgia and 5,000 troops to the West Indies for an attack on St. Lucia.
Henry Clinton was promoted to full general, and in July of 1794 he became governor of Gibraltar.
Clinton died at this post on December 23, 1775, leaving behind two sons who became full generals and were knighted.
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 Sir Henry Clinton Collection
His father, Admiral George Clinton, was the younger brother of the Earl of Lincoln and served as the Governor of New York from 1741 to 1751.
Following the Seven Years War, Clinton received the patronage of two Dukes; he was appointed groom of the bedchamber to the Duke of Gloucester, the King’s brother, and attended the Duke of Newcastle, who ensured Clinton’s election to Parliament.
Clinton devoted the last twelve years of his life to compiling his complete memoirs of the American Rebellion in attempt to vindicate himself at the expense of the British military and government.
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 Henry Clinton, Sir Biography / Biography of Henry Clinton, Sir Biography Biography
Henry Clinton was the only son of George Clinton, governor of colonial New York.
Clinton was undoubtedly a difficult man. His short, happy marriage--ended by the death of his wife in 1772--was followed by a period of extreme depression.
Clinton's own account of his role in America may be found in William B. Willcox, ed., The American Rebellion: Sir Henry Clinton's Narrative of His Campaigns, 1775-1782 (1954).
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 Henry County Obituaries - Foxwood.com (CIS)
Gray was a sister-in-law of Mildred Mayfield of Clinton, and Betty Gray of Windsor.
Born Nov 2, 1895, in Henry County, MO, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Sarah Elen Webster Stansberry.
She is survived by one son, Gene Gray and wife, Pam of Clinton; two grandsons, Chris Gray of Des Moines, Iowa, and Jeff Gray of Clinton; one sister, Ellen Jean Hoppe of Clinton; one niece, two nephews, three great-nieces and three great-nephews.
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 British Biographies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henry Clinton was no stranger to America at the outbreak of the American Revolution.
Clinton, in 1780, successful laid siege to Charleston, South Carolina, and captured practically the entire southern army of the Americans.
Clinton returned to New York and left his second in command, General Cornwallis, in charge in the south.
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 AllRefer.com - Sir Henry Clinton (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Sir Henry Clinton 1738?–1795, British general in the American Revolution, b.
He did not fulfill the part expected of the New York command in the British strategy that resulted in defeat with the Saratoga campaign; he advanced up the Hudson valley, capturing the patriot strongholds of Fort Clinton (strongly defended by James Clinton) and Fort Montgomery, but after burning Kingston he turned back.
Sir Henry (knighted 1777) succeeded Howe in the supreme command in America in 1778.
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 Family and Ancestors - pafg32 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Henry Clinton-Fiennes [Parents] was born in Sep 1587 in of Rutland, Eng.
Norreys Clinton-Fiennes was born in of Yoxley, Suffolk, Eng.
Henry Delong.Henry married Amantha Lodiska Miller on 23 Aug 1854 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Sir Henry Clinton
Clinton, Sir Henry (1738-95), British soldier, born in Newfoundland, son of George Clinton, who was British colonial governor of Newfoundland...
Raeburn, Sir Henry (1756-1823), Scottish portrait painter, whose works are characterized by their “square touch” brushstroke style, dark backgrounds,...
Bessemer, Sir Henry (1813-1898), British inventor, born in Charlton, Hertfordshire, England, and largely self-educated.
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 Henry Clinton Papers
Henry Clinton was the only surviving son of George Clinton, the royal governor of New York between 1741-1753.
Clinton emerged from the bloody battle of Bunker Hill with merit.
Clinton spent much of the last 13 years of his life fighting a paper war with his enemies in the army, the navy, and the government; many weapons in that war survive in his papers, and the whole collection is a monument to his faith that the written record would ensure his ultimate victory.
www.clements.umich.edu /Webguides/Arlenes/C/ClintonH.html   (796 words)

 Henry Clinton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When the American Revolutionary War broke out, Clinton was sent to Boston and distinguished himself in the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775), and was subsequently named second in command to Gen.
In 1776 Clinton unsuccessfully assaulted Sullivans Island at Charleston, S.C., shared in the British victory in the Battle of Long Island, and captured Newport, R.I.  When General Howe resigned his command in 1778 Clinton was named to succeed him.
Clinton's first step as commander in chief was to move his headquarters from Philadelphia to New York.
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 Adoniram Judson Ramsdell Family Tree: Eleventh Generation
CLINTON) was born in Of, Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire, England 1540.
Fynes CLINTON was born in Sempringham, Lincs, Eng.
Fynes CLINTON was born in Tattershall, Lincs, Eng.
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 Henry County Clinton, Missouri (Counties)
The county seat of Henry County, Missouri, is Clinton.
Clinton Memorial Airport serves Clinton and Henry County and is owned by the City Of Clinton.
Clinton is located in Henry County south of Warrensburg between Shawnee Mound and Deepwater along...
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 Sir Henry Clinton, American Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sir Henry Clinton, commander-in-chief of British Army in America during the American Revolution, was born in Newfoundland, where his father was governor.
He led his main army in an offensive in the Carolinas in 1780, but after the siege and fall of Charleston he returned to New York, leaving Cornwallis in charge of the subsequent operations which led to the capitulation at Yorktown and the peace treaty recognizing American independence.
Clinton was appointed governor of Gibraltar in 1794 and died there on December 23, 1795.
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 Thomas Gage
Clinton was born in 1738 and died in 1795.
When the American Revolutionary War began, Henry Clinton was sent to Boston where he became well known in the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775).
For his part in the Battle of Long Island (1776), Henry Clinton was made lieutenant general and was knighted.
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 The World Turned Upside Down - Henry Clinton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Clinton assumed command from Howe in 1778, but by that time the situation for the British was already deteriorating.
Clinton was relieved of his command in 1782.
Historians have often characterized Clinton as a strange combination of worry and courage, intellect and neuroses.
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Clinton, Sir Henry (1730-1795) Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in North America: Although Clinton was a gifted tactician and military strategist, he was too insecure to be a successful commander.
On the battlefield, Clinton did well in defense postures, successfully evacuating Philadelphia and securing New York and Rhode Island in 1778.
Clinton resigned his command in 1782 and returned to Britain, where he lived for 30 more years.
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 Henry Clinton
Henry Clinton was born in Newfoundland, the son of Admiral George Clinton, a noted British naval officer.
Clinton’s command was not a happy one; he resented the lack of support from London and tried unsuccessfully to resign.
Clinton’s rescue fleet with reinforcements from New York was too late to prevent the British surrender at Yorktown.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Inboxer Rebellion (Felon Groovy)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In mid-1968 Clinton, who maintained that although he was not opposed to the military or war in general, he was morally opposed to the Vietnam War, began to seek ways of avoiding the draft.
Clinton called upon Cliff Jackson, an Arkansas College graduate who had been Clinton's acquaintance at Oxford and was now working for the state Republican party, and Jackson in turn asked his boss, the head of the Arkansas Republican party, to arrange a meeting between Clinton and Selective Service director Hawkins.
But a letter that Clinton wrote in December 1969 in which he apologized for not writing more often — "I know I promised to let you hear from me at least once a month" — is the strongest evidence that Holmes was aware of and approved Clinton's plan to go back to Oxford.
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 Henry Clinton Whitmer June 30, 2005
Page 826, 1909 History Miami Co HENRY CLINTON WHITMER comes of an old and well known family of Miami County, Ohio, and is the owner of a farm of eighty acres located three miles southwest of Covington, in Newberry Township.
When but a small boy, Henry C. Whitmer was taken by his parents from Pleasant Hill to the farm, where he was reared to manhood.
Henry married Nettie Bashore in 1886 in Miami Co., OH.
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 Bio Notes: Sir Henry Clinton
Son of the colonial governor of Newfoundland, Henry Clinton first distinguished himself in Europe as a soldier during the French and Indian Wars.
Ban was promoted to lieutenant colonel and assigned as its second in command and field commander, a position he held until the end of the war.
A brief biography of Clinton, and some of the papers from his collection can be found on-line at the Sir Henry Clinton Collection of the William L. Clements Library.
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 Clinton, Sir Henry on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He had distinguished himself in America by service in the French and Indian Wars long before he arrived in Boston in 1775 with the reinforcements for Gov. Thomas Gage.
Clinton took part in the battle of Bunker Hill (1775), commanded (1776) an unsuccessful expedition against Charleston, S.C., and served under Sir William Howe in the battle of Long Island, in the occupation of New York, and at White Plains.
He did not fulfill the part expected of the New York command in the British strategy that resulted in defeat with the Saratoga campaign ; he advanced up the Hudson valley, capturing the patriot strongholds of Fort Clinton (strongly defended by James Clinton) and Fort Montgomery, but after burning Kingston he turned back.
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 After a century, Clinton pardons Henry O. Flipper
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Clinton posthumously pardoned yesterday the first fl graduate of West Point, whose military career was tarnished by a racially motivated discharge.
Clinton's pardon reversed an 1882 decision by President Chester A. Arthur to give Flipper the high punishment of a dishonorable discharge.
A general court-martial acquitted Flipper of embezzlement but convicted him of conduct unbecoming an officer – in a case the judge advocate general later concluded was racially motivated.
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 Henry Clinton
Clinton saw action in the North and South.
In fact, the Charleston victory turned out to be the high point for Clinton.
He was relieved of his command in 1780 after several losses in the South and blamed for the loss of the colonies.
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 Lying Mexican Reconquista Henry Cisneros
According to Henry Cisneros, the Clinton Administration's Secretary of Health and Human Services, the effective breakdown of the border between the U.S. and Mexico is resulting in "the Hispanization of America....
Former U.S. Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros [the ethnic hustler who had to quit his gig with Clinton for fibbing to the FBI] looked out at the standing-room-only crowd Wednesday that packed the main ballroom at the Boston Sheridan Hotel and admired the progress Hispanic voters and activists have made over the years.
Former Mayor Henry Cisneros urged Hispanics on Wednesday to use the political force of their growing numbers to shape "the Latino future and the American future." -- "What LULAC has done for 75 years is build the platform, build the base, build the foundation that got us where we are today," Cisneros said.
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 Sir Henry Clinton's Observations on Earl Cornwallis's Answer [1/2]
But this, as well as the direction of every other operation, is submitted to Earl Cornwallis, with whom you are a soon as possible to communicate, and afterwards to follow all such orders and directions you shall from time to time receive from his Lordship.
Should your knowledge of Sir Henry Clinton's desires prompt you to make a trial upon North Carolina, Cape Fear river appears to us to be the only part where your efforts are at present likely to be effectual.
I have this morning received your dispatches, and by that dated the 7th instant, I observe your intention of quitting the Chesapeak; and at the requisition of Earl Cornwallis, made to you in a letter written by Lord Rawdon, that you propose going to Cape Fear River with the force under your command.
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 Banecdotes: The Clinton-Cornwallis Controversy
Sir Henry had fewer friends in high places, a prickly personality, a rather tenuous grip on reality, and the disadvantage of being stuck in New York for several additional months while Cornwallis was in London, schmoozing his way back into favor.
Sir Henry's need for absolution sparked off the "Clinton-Cornwallis Controversy," a war of pamphlets, books and letters which began during the latter days of the war and flared up off and on until Clinton's death in 1795.
Even before he returned to England, Sir Henry set to work on a full history of the war which he intended to be his ultimate self-justification.
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 American Revolution in South Carolina, Charlestown, 1780   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When trenches built by Clinton's forces on the neck were close enough to successfully launch an assault, Patriot General Benjamin Lincoln surrendered the city to the British on May 12, 1780 and a two-and-a-half year occupation began.
By His Excellency Sir Henry Clinton, Knight of the most honourable order of the Bath, general and commander in chief of all His Majesty's forces within the colonies lying on the Atlantic ocean, from Nova Scotia to West Florida inclusive.
By His Excellency Sir Henry Clinton, Knight of the most honourable order of the Bath, general and commander in chief of all His Majesty's forces within the colonies lying on the Atlantic ocean, from Nova Scotia to West Florida inclusive, &c.
www.schistory.org /displays/RevWar/events/charleston1780.html   (1110 words)

 Henry Clinton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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General Sir Henry Clinton (American War of Independence) (1732–1795)
Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton (Napoleonic Wars) K.B. Son and brother General Sir William Henry Clinton (1769–1846)
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