Jedidiah Preble

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Captain Jedidiah Preble

Brigadier General Jedidiah Preble (born 1707, York Maine, d. 1784) was Captain of Infantry in Samuel Waldo’s Regiment, whom he brought land from and settled in Falmouth, Maine (present-day Portland, Maine).[1][2] He served in the Siege of Louisbourg (1745). He also fought in the Battle of Grand Pre (1747). He accompanied John Winslow on his expedition up the Kennebec River and participated with him the following year in the Battle of Fort Beauséjour (1755) where he was wounded.[3][4] He then participated in the Cape Sable Campaign. After the British took control of the Saint John River, they took control of the final river the Penobscot. Preble became commander at the newly built Fort Point (formally Fort Pownal) on the Penobscot River (1759).[5] He was also active in the American Revolution.

He was the father of Edward Preble, after whom Preble St. and Fort Preble are named.

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