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People to Remember from the Revolutionary War
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British leader at Battle of Saratoga
General Nathaniel Greene
Patriot leader in the campaign for the South; used guerrilla warfare
General Von Steuben
German general who saved Continental Army at Valley Forge through discipline and training
British leader at Bunker Hill and Long Island
author of the document that is a major lasting effect of the American Revolution
famous last words = "My only regret is that I have but one life to lose for my country."
General George Rodgers Clark
Patriot leader at the surprise attack of Fort Vincennes
soldiers hired from a part of Germany to fight for Britain
commander in chief of the Continental Army
British leader during campaign for the South and at Yorktown
continental army hero of Saratoga; turn traitor to spy for Britain
not in favor of independence- loyal to British King
colonists in favor of Independence
woman who disguised herself as a man to fight during the Revolutionary war
John Paul Jones
Patriot Navy Leader who successfully beat the British Navy towards the end of the war
began the argument in her letters to her husband that creation of a new form of government was a chance to make the legal status of women equal to that of men.
Mercy Otis Warren
female patriot who wrote poems to convince others to join the patriot cause
Catherine Moore Barry
Known as the "Heroine of the Battle of Cowpens", volunteered as a scout for the American forces. Familiar with every trail and shortcut around her plantation in South Carolina and being an excellent horsewoman, she was crucial in warning the militia of the approaching British
Wife of a US general; she advocated for the rights of women in the new republic., She Warned General Henry Knox to not think himself as a commander at home.
Leader of the Medewakantonwan Dakota. Addressed the injustice of being paid with "knives and blankets" when the agreement was ancient hunting-grounds and money.
A Delaware leader who spoke strongly against the British who had used their help and then betrayed the Delaware people.
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