Armstrong, John

Armstrong, John, 1717?–1795, American pioneer, known as the hero of Kittanning, b. Co. Fermanagh, Ireland. He laid out the town of Carlisle, Pa. In 1756 he led the expedition that destroyed Kittanning, a town of the Delaware on the Allegheny. Later he was a major general in the American Revolution and a member of the Second Continental Congress.

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