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First Name: William

Last Name: Heath


Gender: Male

Branch: Continental Army (1775 - 1784)

Date of Birth: 02 March 1737

Date of Death: 24 January 1814

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
William Heath

•  Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783)


William Heath

Major General, Continental Army


William Heath was born on 2 March 1737.

Heath was a Colonial military leader from the outset of the Revolutionary War. He commanded militia men at the Battle of Lexington and Concord, where he led the fiercest Minuteman attack on British troops.

He then commanded a Division of Continental troops under George Washington in the Battles of Long Island, Harlem Heights and White Plains. After Benedict Arnold's treason, Major General Heath was given Arnold's Hudson River command, where he was in charge of defending the strategic positions at West Point, NY.

Death and Burial

Major General William Heath died on 24 January 1814. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Honoree ID: 2622   Created by: MHOH




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