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John Doughty

Born: Jul 25, 1754

Death: Sep 16, 1826

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

John Doughty

Date of Birth : Jul 25, 1754
Date of Death : Sep 16, 1826
Birth Place : New York City

John Doughty was an American military officer who briefly served as the senior officer of the United States Army in 1784. Born in New York City on July 25, 1754, he graduated from King's College in 1770 and entered military service through New Jersey state channels in January 1776. He served as adjutant general of two Morris County battalions and was appointed captain lieutenant of the New Jersey Eastern Artillery Company in March 1776. Doughty became a captain of the 2nd Continental Artillery Regiment in January 1777 and served as an aide-de-camp to Major General Philip Schuyler. Later, he was assigned to command the New York State Artillery Company in March 1777. John Doughty would participate in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Springfield, and Yorktown. He was appointed brigade major of the Corps of Artillery in 1779 and was appointed fort major for the West Point garrison in 1782. He was transferred to the Corps of Artillery in June 1783.

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