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Henry Bouquet (1719–1765)


In 1823 John Marshall forwarded to Bushrod Washington a letter from to Bouquet from George Washington.


Henry Bouquet, a British officer during the French and Indian War, was born in Switzerland. A veteran of the War of Austrian Succession, he arrived in North America in 1756 as lieutenant-colonel of the Royal American Regiment. He gained notoriety for leading light infantry against Native Americans during Pontiac's War. In 1765 Bouquet was made brigadier general and given command of all British troops in the south. Yet his command was short-lived, for on 2 September he died from yellow fever in Pensacola, Florida. 


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Oliphant, John. "Bouquet, Henry." Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, edited by Harold E. Selesky, vol. 1, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006, pp. 98-99. Gale In Context: U.S. History, Accessed 26 Aug. 2023.