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23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2018 2:46 p.m. PST


Born on the Isle of Islay in Scotland in 1732 his family emigrated to New York in 1738. During his life McDougall served as a seaman, a merchant and a privateer. As a leader of the political Sons of liberty in New York city he was prominent in the events leading towards independence. During the War he raised The 1st New York Regiment and served as Major General. He commanded his brigade and fought at the Battle of White Plains in October 1776. For much of the war he commanded in the Hudson highlands and later at West Point.


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