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Samuel Leslie

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Samuel Leslie
TITLE
Captain
WAR
Revolutionary War
DATE OF BIRTH - DEATH
Unknown

 

Captain Samuel Leslie was a British officer who fought in the American Revolution. At the Battle of Great Bridge, Captain Leslie was in command of the detachment of the 14th Foot. In his correspondence to the British General William Howe prior to the battle, Leslie demanded the care and proper supplying of his men and described his close alignment with Lord Dunmore. However, at the Battle of Great Bridge, the commander and his men never advanced beyond the British's Fort Murray and Captain Leslie was later captured. Little else is known on Captain Leslie’s background and military involvement.