John Pitcairn

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Birthday
28, 1722
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 17, 1775 (52)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
28, 1722
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 17, 1775 (52)

About

British Marine officer who was in Boston, Massachusetts at the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. He was shot by a former black slave and fell into the arms of his son.

Before Fame

He joined the Royal Marines and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in 1746.

Trivia

The painting The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill. by John Trumbull depicts his death in battle.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Dalrymple, who was a daughter of Robert Dalrymple.

Associated With

He and Benedict Arnold both fought in the Revolutionary War.