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KING, William, soldier, born in Maryland; died near Mobile, Alabama, 1 January, 182a. He was appointed a lieutenant of infantry, 3 May, 1808; captain, 2 July, 1812; and assistant inspector-general, 10 July, 1812. He commanded the expedition from Black Rock to Canada in November, 1812, in which he was wounded and taken prisoner. He was promoted major, 3 March, 1813, and commanded his regiment in the capture of York (now Toronto), 27 April, 1813. He became assistant adjutant-general, 28 April, 1813, was wounded at the capture of Fort George, 27 May, 1813, and commanded United States troops in repelling the attack on Black Rock, 11 July, 1813. He was appointed adjutant-general, with the rank of colonel, 18 July, 1813; colonel, 21 February, 1814 and was military and civil governor of Pensacola in May, 1818.
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