JAQUETT, PETER. (1754–1834). Continental officer. Delaware. Born at his family home of Long Hook Farm near Wilmington, Delaware, 6 April 1754, Jaquett was an ensign of the Delaware Regiment as of 17 January 1776. He was promoted to second lieutenant on 27 November 1776, first lieutenant on 1 December 1776, and captain on 5 April 1777, seeing action at Princeton. He may have been captured at Camden on 16 August 1780, standing beside Johann de Kalb. Promoted to brevet major on 30 September 1783, Jaquett served until the end of the war, returned home, and died there 5 May 1834.
SEE ALSO De Kalb, Johann.
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