JOHN STARK

General_John_StarkJohn Stark

Born: Londonderry, New Hampshire

Age in 1775: 46

Profession: Farmer, lumber mill owner

Principal Contribution to the Revolution: Led troops at Bunker Hill, Trenton. Commanded at the important victory in the Battle of Bennington, 1777.

Personal characteristics: Flinty veteran of the French & Indian War.

Quote: “Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.”

Later life: Farmer.

Died: 1822

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