By Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell
Profiles sixty women and men who have been key avid gamers at the British or American facet of the yank Revolution, from John Adams, who turned the second one president, to Eliza Wilkinson, who wrote of the day British infantrymen looted her South Carolina domestic.
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In early May 1778 the British exchanged Allen for Archibald Campbell, one of their men being held by the Amer34 American Revolution: Biographies Ira Allen, Brother of Ethan Ira Allen was nearly as famous as his older brother Ethan. Born in 1751, he was one of the early Vermont revolutionaries and was appointed to various high positions in its independent government.
They boarded the ships by torchlight and dumped about 340 chests of tea (which would be worth nearly $100,000 today) into Boston Harbor. ” Samuel Adams 25 Other such “tea parties” took place throughout the American colonies in 1774. Parliament punished the Americans through a series of measures the colonists called the Intolerable Acts. They barred all ships from entering the harbor until Boston paid for the lost tea. The people of Boston were placed under the command of a military governor, General Thomas Gage (see entry), and his soldiers.
Allen and his brothers joined a group of soldiers formed to defend nearby Fort William Henry. ” Ethan Allen’s legendary reply to a British officer asking him by whose authority he had entered the British-held Fort Ticonderoga Portrait: Ethan Allen. 31 Colonists in land dispute Allen saw little military action in the conflict. Upon his return home, he went to work mining iron ore and using it to mold large kettles to sell. In 1762 Allen married Mary Bronson and the couple moved to New Hampshire Grants (as Vermont was then known).
American Revolution: biographies by Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell