Daniel Hitchcock; A Yale graduate, Hitchcock had practiced law in Providence. At the time of Lexington and Concord he served as lieutenant colonel of a Rhode Island militia unit. Although not in robust health, he was known as a capable and popular leader, who had offered his services to the American cause regardless of the consequences to himself.
In 1775 Hitchcock is Colonel of the 14th Continentals. In 1776 he and many of his men reenlisted to form the 11th Continentals. In November of 1776 Hitchcock is promoted to Brigadier-General but dies from illness shortly after the Battle of Princeton, 3 January 1777.
Walker, Anthony. So Few The Brave (Rhode Island Continentals 1775-1783). Newport, Rhode Island: Seafield Press, 1981.