Jean-Baptiste Hamelin

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Jean-Baptiste Hamelin
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Congress Own Regiment
Born (1733-09-09)September 9, 1733
Nemours, France
Died September 23, 1804(1804-09-23) (aged 71)
Montreal, British province of Quebec
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Continental Army
Years of service Continental Army: 1775-1783
Rank Soldier
Unit 2nd Canadian Regiment
Battles/wars

Jean-Baptiste Hamelin (August 9, 1733 – September 23, 1804) was a French Canadian soldier who fought on the U.S. side of the American Revolutionary War, serving in Moses Hazen's 2nd Canadian Regiment of the Continental Army.

Hamelin participated in the battle of the Congress Own Regiment until 1779 where he was sent in the west to help George Rogers Clark in his campaigns. He was sent by Augustin de la Balme to attack Fort St. Joseph (modern-day Niles, Michigan). The attack itself was successful, but his party was chased down and some of his men were caught and killed.

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