Thomas John 1725-1776 Born In Marshfield Mass Surgeon In A

regiment sent to Annapolis Royal, 1746; and in 1747 surgeon, and

afterwards lieutenant, in Shirley's Regiment. In 1759 promoted colonel

of Provincials, and in 1760 commanded a regiment at the capture of

Montreal. On the outbreak of the Revolution joined the colonials; raised

a regiment of volunteers; and in 1775 became brigadier-general. In 1776

commanded a brigade at the siege of Boston, capturing Dorchester

Heights, and promoted major-general. Succeeded to the command of the

American army in Canada on the death of General James Montgomery,

arriving before Quebec on May 1, 1776. Died near Chambly, on the retreat

from Quebec. =Index=: (Lord Dorchester era) Replaces Wooster, recalled, 136; stampede of

his forces when attacked by Carleton, 138. =Bib.=: Cyc. Am. Biog. See

also Siege of Quebec, 1775-1776.