Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Baum, Friedrich

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BAUM, Friedrich, soldier, d. of wounds in Bennington, Vt., 18 Aug., 1777. He arrived in Canada in 1776, was a lieutenant-colonel of the Brunswick dragoons in Burgoyne's expedition, and was sent out with 800 men and two pieces of artillery to procure cattle and horses to mount Riedesel's dragoons, and complete his corps of loyalists. Approaching Bennington, Vt., he cast up intrenchments, but was attacked by Col. Stark, commanding the New Hampshire militia. In the engagement that followed, Baum attempted to cut through the encircling lines of the Americans, when his command was defeated and he mortally wounded. He died two days later.