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MOOERS, Benjamin, soldier, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1 April, 1758: died in Plattsburg, New York, 20 February, 1838. He entered the Revolutionary army as an ensign, served as a lieutenant and adjutant till the end of the war, and while acting in this capacity kept an order-book which was printed in Albany, in 1876. In 1783 he settled in the vicinity of Plattsburg, New York, then a wilderness, was for eight years a member of the New York legislature, and held various other offices. He was a major-general of militia, and as such commanded at the battle of Plattsburg, 11 September, 1814.
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