Born: Tuesday, February 23, 1751, North Hampton, New Hampshire
Died: Saturday, June 6, 1829, Roxbury, Massachusetts, (aged 78)
Henry Dearborn was an American soldier and statesman. In the American Revolutionary War, he served under Benedict Arnold in the expedition to Quebec, of which his journal provides an important record. After being captured and exchanged, he served in George Washington’s Continental Army, and was present at the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia. Dearborn was 5th United States Secretary of War from 1801 to 1809, and served as a Major General in the War of 1812. The city of Dearborn, Michigan was named for him.