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RALL, or RAHL, Johan Gottlieb, Hessian soldier, born in Hesse-Cassel, about 1720; died in Trenton, New Jersey, 26 December, 1776. He served during the seven-years' war in Europe, and with his regiment formed part of the contingent that was hired from the elector of Hesse-Cassel by George III. for service in this country. He participated in the battle of White Plains, and in the capture of Fort Washington, in which he rendered valuable service, and after the evacuation of New Jersey by the patriot army commanded an advanced post at Trenton, where he was surprised and killed in Washington's attack on that town.
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