Without his brilliance at espionage the Revolution could not have been won
Courtly, gallant, handsome, and bold, John Laurens seemed the perfect citizen-soldier of the Revolution. But why did he have to seek death so assiduously?
Defeated at Saratoga, Burgoyne’s troops faced nearly five years of enforced exile in a hostile countryside
In reprisal for a Tory atrocity, Washington ordered the hanging of a captive British officer chosen by lot. He was nineteen.
Had a tempest not thwarted his plans, George Washington might have lost the Revolution in the first major operation he commanded
Stickler for a point of honor, the General marched to defeat and helped to lose a war