Henry Burbeck (June 10, 1754 – October 2, 1848), son of William Burbeck and Jerusha Glover, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He served in the United States army for more than forty years most notably during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and achieved the rank of Brigadier General.
In the Revolutionary War, he fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. After the Revolutionary War, he was assigned to protect the arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts in the aftermath of Shays' Rebellion. He then served on the Court of Inquiry that investigated General James Wilkinson and he served on the court for his subsequent court marshal in 1811.
During the War of 1812, he commanded the Connecticut State Militia at New London, Connecticut. During the blockade of the east coast by Commodore Hardy, Burbeck was sent to Boston, Massachusetts to take command there after a brutal winter march from New London, Connecticut. His first wife was Abigail Webb and his second wife was Lucy Rudd. He had six children.
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