Unsung American Revolution Heroes

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308

Happy 4th of July!

Do you know that there are many other heroes besides Paul Revere and George Washington?

Here are a few of the unsung American Revolution heroes who made a difference in the success of the American Revolution.

John Honeyman was an Irishman who had fought with the British in the French and Indian war, so the British trusted him. However, he was a Patriot spy and gave George Washington the intelligence he needed to route the Hessians early in the Revolution at Trenton. It was a major defeat for the British and the beginning of the turning of the war. 

Elizabeth Hart was a statuesque Patriot woman who often dressed as a man and went into British camps carrying supplies unnoticed by the British, gathering intelligence. She successfully defended her home when Torey troops came in looking for a rebel who was hiding in a house. 

Peter Francisco, 'The Virginia Giant' at 6'6", 280 pounds, with incredible physical strength, was an invaluable source. He took an 1100 pound cannon, hoisted it on his shoulders and carried it to a place where the Brith wouldn't have thought one would be. George Washington called him a 'one man army.' He was a Portugese man, born in the Azores, and they weren't sure how he got to America.

James Armistead, a Virginia slave, was believed to be a loyal British servant, but actually a Patriot spy. He posed as an escaped slave and won the trust of the British officers. He was one of several slaves who worked for the Patriots. 

Freedom isn't free - every generation must defend their freedom. These and many more sacriced and many gave it all to advance the cause of freedom for the United States of America. Let us never forget their sacriice and value our freedom

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Any research on American revolutionary heroines who carried arms and fought the British?

Jul 04, 2015 01:08 PM #1
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I found one:

DEBORAH SAMSON
In October of 1778 Deborah Samson of Plympton, Massachusetts disguised herself as a young man and presented herself to the American army as a willing volunter to oppose the common enemy. She enlisted for the whole term of the war as Robert Shirtliffe and served in the company of Captain Nathan Thayer of Medway, Massachusetts.
For three years she served in various duties and was wounded twice - the first time by a sword cut on the side of the head and four months later she was shot through the shoulder. Her sexual identity went undetected until she came down with a brain fever.  She got a pension after the war.

Jul 04, 2015 01:09 PM #2
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Sharon Alters 

What a fun and informative post for this holiday!. I had no idea - bet many others didn't either

Hope you had a great holiday! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Jeff

Jul 04, 2015 02:32 PM #3
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Sam Shueh thanks for adding to the list! I'm sure there are hundreds if not thousands more whose stories would make a fascinating book or movie.

Jul 05, 2015 01:25 PM #4
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Jeff Dowler CRS, thank you! We had a relaxing holiday and a good weekend overall. 

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Glad I caught this, Sharon Alters!  I love history and enjoyed these interesting stories.  Hope you had a fabulous Fourth!

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Unsung American Heroes, what a great and interesting post.  

Aug 20, 2015 10:23 AM #7
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Thanks for stopping by, Judi K Barrett .

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Debe Maxwell, history has always been a favorite subject for me as well. 

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Sharon Alters 

You have armed me with some new trivia answers and questions. Have a wonderful week. 

Aug 23, 2015 09:12 AM #10
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Alan Kirkpatrick we are so happy to oblige! Thanks and have a wonderful week yourself!

 

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Sharon what a great post I m sorry I missed it, Glad I finally found it:), Endre

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Endre Barath, Jr. so glad you finally found it also!

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