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REID, George, soldier, born in Londonderry, New Hampshire, in 1733 ; died there in September, 1815. His education was meagre. He became captain of a company of minute-men in 1775, and on receiving the news of the battle of Lexington joined Gem John Stark's regiment at Medford, and took an honorable part at Bunker Hill. On 4 November, 1775, he was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 2d New Hampshire regiment, served as colonel after the capture of Nathan Hale, took part in tile battle of Bemis Heights in October, 1777, and was present at the surrenders of Burgoyne and Cornwallis. He was made brigadier-general of New Hampshire militia in 1785, and sheriff of Rockingham county, New Hampshire, in 1791.
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