Benjamin Lincoln

Born 01/24/1733 in Hingham, Massachusetts
Died 05/09/1810 in Hingham, Massachusetts


Benjamin Lincoln (January 24, 1733 – May 9, 1810) was an American army officer. He served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is notable for overseeing the largest US surrender of the war at Siege of Charleston and for being the officer who formally accepted the British surrender at Yorktown.