Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James
Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1887-1889 and 1999. Virtualology.com warns that these 19th Century
biographies contain errors and bias. We rely on volunteers to edit the historic
biographies on a continual basis. If you would like to edit this biographyplease
submit a rewritten biography in text form.
If acceptable, the new biography will be published above the 19th Century
Appleton's Cyclopedia Biography citing the volunteer editor
Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities
with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life
welcomes editing and additions to the
biographies. To become this site's editor or a contributor
or e-mail Virtualology here.
ABERCROMBIE, James, British soldier, born in Scotland in 1706; died 28 April, 1781. He was descended from a wealthy family, entered the army, and reached the grade of colonel in 1746, of major general in 1756, of lieutenant general in 1759, and of general in 1772. He commanded the British forces in America after the departure of Loudoun in 1758, ordered the disastrous attack on Fort Ticonderoga, 8 July, 1758, and then retreated to his in trenched camp south of Lake George. Superseded in 1759 by Amherst, he returned to England and, as a member of parliament, supported the coercive policy toward the American colonies. His son James died in Boston, 24 June, 1775, of a wound received at Bunker Hill. He had served as aide-de-camp to General Amherst in 1759, and was promoted to the grade of lieutenant colonel in 1770. In the charge on Bunker Hill he led the grenadiers.
This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected,
associated with or authorized by the individual, family,
friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or
the subject's entire name. Any official or affiliated
sites that are related to this subject will be hyper
linked below upon submission
and Evisum, Inc. review.
Please join us in our mission to incorporate The Congressional Evolution of the United States of America discovery-based curriculum into the classroom of every primary and secondary school in the United States of America by July 2, 2026, the nation’s 250th birthday. , the United States of America: We The
People. Click Here