The brilliant Polish engineer who made possible the victory at Saratoga was a fighter for freedom in both America and his homeland
BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTION
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It hardly seemed possible that a British garrison of seven hundred men could withstand a siege by the greatest American armada of the Revolution. But luck was not with the Americans that summer
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WHAT IS THERE TO CELEBRATE?
The brothers were expected to perform an almost impossible task, subduing a people of the same flesh and blood and heritage.
Rakehells, men of good will, adventurers, and bunglers were all in the glittering pageant when the Old World came to help out the New
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Credited with shouting “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes!” at Bunker Hill, he was perhaps the most experienced general in the American army. But “Old Put” was not without his faults.
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Clark’s career was like the passage of a meteor—a quick, fiery moment that lit up the heavens for all to see and wonder at, then vanishing in oblivion.
Form the Journal of Comte Jean-Francois-Louis de Clermont-Crèvecoeur
The key to control of Canada was a city whose defenders doubted they could hold out for long once the American Rebels attacked
Defeated at Saratoga, Burgoyne’s troops faced nearly five years of enforced exile in a hostile countryside
The British commander-in-chief at the beginning of the Revolution was popular and conscientious, but events were beyond his control.
Warren took the lead in creating the Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Refusing to leave Boston like the other radical leaders, he died in the fighting on Breed's Hill in 1775