Benjamin Huger (American Revolution)

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Benjamin Huger (1746 – 11 May 1779) was one of five Huger brothers from South Carolina who served in the American Revolutionary War. Huger became a close friend of La Fayette, having met him upon his arrival near Georgetown in 1777, and his son Francis Kinloch Huger had a role in getting La Fayette temporarily released from prison at Olomouc in the 1790s.[1] Huger was killed in an accidental friendly fire incident near Charleston, South Carolina. His grandson was the Confederate General Benjamin Huger.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sabra Holbrook (1977). Lafayette, Man in the Middle. Atheneum. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-689-30585-6. 
  2. ^ Boatner, Mark Mayo, III (1974). Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. New York: McKay. ISBN 0-8117-0578-1.