Sampson Sammons

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Colonel Sampson Sammons (December 24, 1722 – October 17, 1796) was an American officer in the American Revolutionary War.

It is said[by whom?] that the first shot of the Revolution west of the Hudson River was fired at Colonel Sammons by members of Johnson's Rangers.[citation needed]

Sammons was born in New York City and served during the war at the Battle of Oriskany and the Battle of Klock's Field. He was a member of the Tryon County Committee of Safety and a builder of the old Caughnawaga Church.

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