American Revolutionary War Leaders: A Biographical by Bud Hannings

By Bud Hannings

This huge reference paintings is an invaluable software for getting to know and learning the leaders of the yank Revolution. It covers either recognized and vague figures from numerous backgrounds together with squaddies, politicians, plantation vendors, farmers, and extra. info is integrated for officials of the Continental military, military, and Marines; leaders of nation militias, for whom a lot details has been formerly inaccessible; the framers and signers of the assertion of Independence and the structure; diplomats and governors; and, importantly, the ladies who have been instrumental throughout the Revolution. Entries describe every one person from delivery to demise and supply genealogical info while on hand.

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Lieutenant Barney was promoted to captain by Congress following the victory. The General Monk, operating in the vicinity of the Delaware Capes since 1780, had devastated or captured about sixty vessels while under command of Captain Rogers, until Barney knocked her from the British service. Barney became the commander of the prize, renamed the General Washington, and sailed for France during November 1782. Upon his return, he carried dispatches from Benjamin Franklin indicating the imminent termination of hostilities, following the recent signing of preliminary peace terms.

On 8 April Barney vanquished the HMS General Monk (formerly the George Washington) in Delaware Bay following a brief but tenacious battle that compelled the British to strike the colors. An accompanying privateer, the Fair American, offered no assistance to the General Monk. Lieutenant Barney was promoted to captain by Congress following the victory. The General Monk, operating in the vicinity of the Delaware Capes since 1780, had devastated or captured about sixty vessels while under command of Captain Rogers, until Barney knocked her from the British service.

Others included the schooner Industry, the Frugality, the Peggy and, during 1774, the Black Prince (later the Alfred ), the latter owned by John Nixon. During the initial days of the conflict with Britain, prior to the Declaration of Independence, Congress appointed Barry as commander of the first ship of the Continental Navy, the Wild Duck, an armed brigantine that had arrived at Maryland with a cargo of gunpowder. The ship, acquired by Congress, was renamed the Lexington, and on 13 March 1776, Barry received command.

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