HAND, Edward, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Clyduff, County Kings,
Ireland, December 31, 1744; accompanied the Eighteenth Royal Irish Regiment to
the United States as surgeons mate in 1774, but resigned; Continental Army,
1775-1778; commanded a brigade of the Light Infantry Corps in August 1780;
adjutant general, United States Army, 1781-1783; brevetted major general
September 30, 1783; mustered out November 3, 1783; physician; Member of the
Continental Congress in 1783 and 1784; major general, United States Army,
1798-1800; died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., September 3, 1802;
interment in St. Jamess Episcopal Cemetery, Lancaster, Pa.
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Edward Hand. Lititz, PA: Sutter House, 1978.