Definition of Gentleman Johnny
1. Noun. British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792).
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Literary usage of Gentleman Johnny
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1. Mud & Guts: A Look at the Common Soldier of the American Revolution by Bill Mauldin (1978)
"Our fledgling army, with militia consisting of musket-bearing New England fanners, whipped General "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne and frustrated his grand plan ..."
2. A Handbook of New England by Porter Sargent (1916)
"'Gentleman Johnny' Burgoyne later declared that this defeat marked the beginning of his downfall. The "fighting parson," Thomas Allen of Pittsfield, ..."
3. Automobile Blue Book (1917)
"... making Mountain; Garrison Monument; Sotd!e:< defeat of "Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne" pos- Home, Hessian Grave-yard; site of Continer- sible, ..."