WILMOT, WILLIAM. (c. 1745–1782). Continental officer. Maryland. Often called the last casualty of the Revolution, he was commissioned first lieutenant in the Third Maryland on 10 December 1776. He was promoted to captain on 15 October 1777, transferred to the Second Maryland on 1 January 1781, and killed in a British ambush at Johns Island, South Carolina, on 4 November 1782.
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