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James Abercrombie Junior
James Abercrombie Junior (died June 24, 1775) was the son of James Abercrombie and a United States lieutenant colonel. He had served as a Captain in the 42nd Foot before being made aide-de-camp to General Amherst in 1759, and was promoted to the grade of lieutenant colonel in 1770. At the Battle of Bunker Hill he led the grenadier battalion in their charge of the redoubt on the left wing. He was shot during that charge, and carried from the field. He was taken to hospital facilities in Boston where died from his wound a week later.
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