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William Alexander, Lord Sterling

Lord Sterling, William Alexander by Bass Otis, possibly after the Joseph Napoleon Gimbrede engraving, c. 1858. In the Independence Hall Collection, Philadelphia, PA


Danford, George H. The Rebel Earl, unpublished dissertation. Columbia University, 1955.

Ditmas, Charles A., The Life and Service of Major-General William Alexander also called Lord Sterling. Brooklyn, NY, 1929.

Duer, William Alexander. William Alexander, Earl of Sterling. Major General in the Army of the United States During the Revolution. First Edition. New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1847.

Nelson, Paul David. William Alexander, Lord Stirling. University, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 2004.

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Schumacher, Ludwig, Major-General William Alexander. New York, 1847.

Valentine, Alan, Lord Sterling. New York, 1969

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Memoirs and Papers

William Alexander papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.

Famous Quotes

Reportedly uttered during the Battle of Brooklyn, August 27, 1776 by Lord Stirling.  Commemorative plaque in Green-wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
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