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Peter Gansevoort

Death: Jul 2, 1812

Birthplace: Albany

Nationality: United States

Peter Gansevoort

Date of Death : Jul 2, 1812
Birth Place : Albany

Peter Gansevoort was a Colonel in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is best known for leading the resistance to Barry St. Leger's Siege of Fort Stanwix in 1777. Gansevoort was also the maternal grandfather of Moby-Dick author Herman Melville.

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