Born: New Jersey, settled in Winchester, Va.
Age in 1775: 40
Principal Contribution to the Revolution: Leader of a rifle corps in the invasion of Canada and the Battle of Saratoga; commander at the important victory at Cowpens.
Personal characteristics: A large frontiersman. “The Old Wagoner.”
Quote: 1781 “They give us the British haloo, boys. Give them the Indian whoop.”
Later life: Farmer, one term in the U.S. House of Representatives.