Seth Warner Military Commander
Seth Warner (May 17, 1743 [O.S. May 6, 1743] – December 26, 1784) was an American Revolutionary soldier. He was born in Roxbury, Connecticut. In 1763, he moved with his father to Bennington in what was then known as the New Hampshire Grants. He established there as a huntsman. Warner proved his qualities to the local community, and was elected Captain of the Green Mountain Boys, the local militia formed to resist New York authority over Vermont. With his cousin and the militia’s founder, Ethan Allen, he was outlawed, but never captured. During the American Revolutionary War, he fought on the side of the Continental Army, though later in the war his regiment was considered a foreign unit belonging to the Vermont Republic, and was granted a commission as a colonel. He made a mark in such engagements as the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, the Montreal campaign, the Battle of Hubbardton and—perhaps most famously—the Battle of Bennington. Then, in 1782, with his health failing, he returned to Roxbury. Warner was never skilled in financial matters, and failed to make money on land speculation as many others did in the new territories.
|Date of birth|
|May 17th, 1743|
1. Green Mountain Boys
The Green Mountain Boys were a militia organization first established in the late 1760s in the territory between the British provinces of New York and New Hampshire, known as the New Hampshire Grants. Headed by Ethan Allen and members of his extended family, they were instrumental in resisting New York's attempts to control the territory, over which it had won de jure control in a territorial dispute with New Hampshire. Some companies served in the American Revolutionary War, including notably when the Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen captured Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain on May 10, 1775; and invaded Canada later in 1775. In early June of 1775, Ethan Allen and his then subordinate, Seth Warner, induced the Continental Congress at Philadelphia to create a Continental Army ranger regiment from the then New Hampshire Grants. Having no treasury, the Congress directed that New York's revolutionary Congress pay for the newly authorized regiment. In July of 1775, Allen's militia was granted support from the New York revolutionary Congress.