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LUSK, John, soldier, born on Staten island, New York, 5 November, 1734; died near McMinnville, Tennessee, 8 June, 1838. He began his military career, when he was about twenty years old, at the conquest of Acadia. He was present at the siege of Quebec, saw General Wolfe fall on the plains of Abraham, and served in Arnold's expedition to Canada. He was engaged in the erection of Fort Edward, and was wounded there; was at the battle of Saratoga, the surrender of Burgoyne, and also that of Cornwallis, and subsequently served under Wayne in the campaign against the Indians.
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