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The year was 1779. In the middle of the American Revolution, George Washington ordered two Generals, John Sullivan & James Clinton, & more than 6,200 men – roughly 25% of the entire rebel army – to clear-cut & burn these resisting or then neutral Iroquois nations from one of Earth’s most fertile regions. They should “not merely be overrun," Washington insisted, “but destroyed.”

Iroquois warrior, by Don Troiani. In the background of this picture, one can see several Loyalist soldiers. Many Iroquois loyally served King George lll during the American Revolution.

He fought for Gen. George Washington, he fathered Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee: "Light Horse" Harry Lee, Cumberland Island, GA

He fought for Gen. George Washington, he fathered Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee: "Light Horse" Harry Lee, Cumberland Island, GA [OC] [3000 X 4000]

He fought for Gen. George Washington, he fathered Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee: "Light Horse" Harry Lee, Cumberland Island, GA [OC] X

Letter from Benedict Arnold to George Washington pleading for mercy for his wife, 25 September 1780. (Library of Congress)

Letter from Benedict Arnold to George Washington pleading for mercy for his wife, 25 September (Library of Congress)

Von Steuben and Washington at Valley Forge

Valley Forge was the military camp northwest of Philadelphia where the American Continental Army spent the winter of 1777 to 78 during the American Revolutionary War

The battle of Point Pleasant,1774, was the only major engagement of Lord Dunmore's War,  Fought between the Virginia militia and the Shawnee in the Ohio Valley it was an American victory (the Shawnee were outnumbered three to one, and easily outflanked).  Upon their return to Virginia in 1775 the militia found that hostilities had now broken out with the British.

The battle of Point Pleasant,1774, was the only major engagement of Lord Dunmore's War, Fought between the Virginia militia and the Shawnee in the Ohio Valley it was an American victory (the Shawnee were outnumbered three to one, and easily outflanked). Upon their return to Virginia in 1775 the militia found that hostilities had now broken out with the British.

American Revolution: Here is an older study of a Loyalist officer of the King's American Regiment (4th American) . In many of the Loyalist units the officers were as well appointed (or better) than their counterparts in the British Army.

American Revolution: Here is an older study of a Loyalist officer of the King's American Regiment . In many of the Loyalist units the officers were as well appointed than their counterparts in the British Army.

James Carnegie, the nineth Earl of Southesk: Born in 1827, Southesk was 32 when he headed to what was then called British North America. He spent 9 months travelling by horse, boat and dogsled from Red River (Winnipeg) to the Rocky Mountains and back. During his travels, Southesk collected a number of objects made by First Nations and Métis people. This photo, taken in the 1880s, shows Southesk wearing some of the garments collected on his travels. | Royal Alberta Museum

James Carnegie, the nineth Earl of Southesk: Born in Southesk was 32 when…

Batalla de Yorktown, 17 October 1781 por Charles McBarron Más en www.elgrancapitan.org/foro

American Revolution : The Battle of Yorktown - American troops storming the redoubt. Feidt Wysong, my Great Grandfather was in this one and was present when General Washington accepted Lord Cornwallis' sword as a gesture of defeat and surrender.

While none of the members of the Continental Congress was actually tried for treason, fifteen who signed the Declaration of Independence had their homes destroyed, four were taken captive, and one spent the winter of 1776 in the woods, pursued by British soldiers who had burned his home. Before the end of the Revolutionary War, many of those who served in the Continental Congress suffered direct, personal consequences for their support of American liberty and independence.

In the activities in this Certified Playlist, students have the opportunity to delve into America’s rich history by looking at its founding documents and most important speeches.

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