|Commands held||Fort Cumberland (French and Indian War) and Sussex County militia (American Revolutionary War)|
John Dagworthy (1721–1784) was a brigadier general who commanded the Sussex County (Delaware) militia during the American Revolutionary War. The town of Dagsboro, Delaware and the Dagsboro Hundred both take their names from General Dagworthy.
While assigned to Fort Cumberland during the French and Indian War as a captain in the British Army, Dagworthy disputed the authority of George Washington. At that time, Washington was a major in the Virginia militia, a rank that Dagworthy considered inferior to his own Royal commission as a captain. The fort was built at the confluence of Wills Creek and the Potomac River, by troops of the Maryland militia under Dagworthy's command, in the fall of 1754.
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