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EUSTACE, John Skey, soldier, born in Flushing, L. I., 10 August 1760 : died in Newburg, New York, 25 August 1805. He was graduated at William and Mary in 1776, and in the same year was appointed aide to General Sullivan and General Greene. Congress commissioned him major for his services in capturing the British colonel Burton. After the war he resided in Georgia,, where he practiced law and became adjutant general of the state, and held other civil and military offices. In 1794 he entered the French service, was made aide-de-camp to Luckner, and afterward to Dumourier, and attained the grade of major general and mar6chaldecamp. In 1797 he commanded a division of the French army in Flanders. On his return to his native country in 1800 he led a studious and retired life in Newburg. He was the author of many pamphlets, and an account of his " Exile from Great Britain, by Order of the Duke of Portland" (London, 1797).
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