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  American Revolutionary War
American militiamen and their Indian allies marched to relieve the siege but were ambushed and scattered at the Battle of Oriskany on August 6.
While French financial assistance to the American war effort was already of critical importance, French military aid to the Americans would not show positive results until the arrival in July 1780 of an expeditionary force led by the Comte de Rochambeau.
The northern, southern, and naval theaters of the war converged in 1781 at Yorktown, Virginia.
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  Prisoner of war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In principle, to be entitled to prisoner of war status the captured service member must have conducted operations according to the laws and customs of war, e.g.
Similarly, during the Vietnam War, American service members captured by North Vietnam were routinely beaten and tortured in violation of their status as prisoners of war.
The term enemy prisoner of war (EPW) is used by the United States to refer to a captured enemy service member in their custody, but is not a term under the Geneva Conventions.
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 The Ultimate American Revolutionary War Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies.
American militiamen, many of them outraged by the reported murder of an American woman at the hands of Burgoyne’s Indian allies, flocked to Gates’s army, swelling his force to 11,000 by the beginning of October.
According to data from the Daughters of the American Revolution, the last surviving U.S. veteran of the conflict, George Fruits, died in 1876 at the age of 114.
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 Encyclopedia: American War of Independence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies.
American militiamen, many of them outraged by the reported murder of an American woman at the hands of Burgoyne’s Indian allies, flocked to Gates’s army, swelling his force to 11,000 by the beginning of October.
According to data from the Daughters of the American Revolution, the last surviving U.S. veteran of the conflict, George Fruits, died in 1876 at the age of 114.
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 American Prisoners-of-War in Kinsale, 1775-1782
Thornton was instructed to visit the prisons, compile an accurate list of the number of Americans held in confinement, report on the conditions he found, and distribute relief to the prisoners.
Hazlitt revealed that of 260 American prisoners in Kinsale, sixty had died within the previous six months, and of the remainder he wrote: “They have been closely confined there…Many of them are almost naked.
In early April, 70 prisoners were transferred from Kinsale to Mill Prison in anticipation of the exchange, and one of the men who had been imprisoned in Kinsale, William Stetson of Boston, actually met his brother-in-law when he arrived at Mill.
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 American Revolutionary War Details, Meaning American Revolutionary War Article and Explanation Guide
The American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought from 1775 to 1783 between Great Britain (and allies) and thirteen of her North American colonies (and allies).
In April 1782, the British House of Commons voted to end the war with the American colonies and the government of war proponent Lord North was ousted.
However the formal end of the war did not occur until the Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783 and the United States Congress ratified the treaty on January 14, 1784.
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 Prisoners of War
Alexander, John K. "Forton Prison During the American Revolution: A Case Study of British Prisoner of War Policy and the American Prisoner Response to that Policy." Essex Institute Historical Collections, 103 (October 1967), pp.
Metzger, Charles H. The Prisoner in the American Revolution.
Prelinger, Catherine M. "Benjamin Franklin and the American Prisoners of War in England During the American Revolution." William and Mary Quarterly, 3d Ser., 32 (April 1975), pp.
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 American Revolutionary War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within the thirteen North American colonies.
In Europe, the war was often regarded as a scuffle between the poorer part of the British military and European Continental forces rather than a war for American Independence.
Most American Indian communities east of the Mississippi River were affected by the war, many dividing over the question of which side to support.
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 Results of the French and Indian War (from American Revolution) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The war followed more than a decade of growing estrangement between the British crown and a large and influential segment of its North American colonies that was caused by British attempts to assert greater control...
Hence the conventional term “Revolution of 1789,” denoting the end of the ancien régime in France and serving also to distinguish that event from the later French revolutions of 1830 and 1848.
Underlying the American Revolution were unresolved abuses by the British Parliament and Crown, as specified in the Declaration of Independence.
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 American Revolutionary War explained   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Among the Acts of Parliament denounced by Patriots as Intolerable Acts were the Proclamation of 1763, which forbade Anglo-American settlement west of the Appalachians; and the Québec Act of 1774, which made provision for the extension of Québec's borders to the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
The council fire of the League was extinguished in June of 1777, and the Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga and Cayuga nations entered the war on the side of the British Crown, with Joseph Brant Thayendenegea as their main commander.
She has been succeeded in the three towns where ballets are given; she has not had perhaps you don't know that the great school of dancing in Paris becomes a marcheuse,--that is to say, an ordinary figurante in a either a rich man she does not love or a poor man she loves too well.
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 Revolutionary War Timeline
From Savannah to Yorktown: The American Revolution in the South.
Sheltered the main encampments of the American Continental Army and served as the winter quarters of its commander-in-chief, General George Washington.
American prisoners taken were hanged or turned over to the Cherokees to be tortured and killed.
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 The American Revolution (French and Indian War)
While the Seven Years War, and the French and Indian War were related, in fact the French and Indian War being the beginning of the Seven Years War, the conflict in America was more closely tied to the unsettled feelings left over from King George's War (1744-1748).
The war between England and France, though at an end on the continent of America, was still continued among the West India islands, France in this case also being the loser.
Besides all this, the late wars and the growing difficulties with the mother-country had called forth and trained able commanders for the field, and sagacious intellects for the control of the great events which were at hand.
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 American Prisoners of War
He first served on the continental ship of war, Ranger, which shipped a crew at Portsmouth, N. His father consented that he should go with her, and his two half uncles, Timothy and James Weymouth, were on board.
Fox, from the American prisoners in Mill Prison, Plymouth, setting forth that they were treated with less humanity than the French and Spanish, though by reason that they had no Agent established in this country for their protection, they were entitled to expect a larger share of indulgence than others.
But the petitions of the Americans produced no alterations in their favor, and the conduct of the Administration was equally unpolitic and illiberal.
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 THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
The American Civil War was a bitter sectional conflict within the United States of America after 11 southern states declared their secession from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America following the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln.
The causes of the war, the reasons for the outcome, and even the name of the war itself, are subjects of much controversy, even today.
The question is a deep and troubling one: Americans with Confederate ancestors cherish the memory of their bravery and determination, yet their cause is also tied to the history of African American slavery.
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 Marxists Writers Archive
American autoworker and life-long supporter of Raya Dunayevskaya and C L R James.
American Trotskyist, wrote a classic eye-witness history of the Spanish Revolution.
As commissar of war led the Red Army to defeat the Entente in their invasion of Soviet Russia.
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 American Prisoners of War
Boudinot also describes the sufferings of the American prisoners in the early part of 1778 in Philadelphia, and Mr.
It seems that General Lee, while a prisoner in New York, in 1778, drew a prize of $500 in the New York Lottery, and immediately distributed it among the prisoners in that city.
On their arrival at New York they were carried on board a prison ship, and to the hatchways, on opening which, tell not of Pandora's box, for that must be an alabaster box in comparison to the opening of these hatches.
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 American Revolution War
War bonds over 90% : N.O.P.E. President Coolidge at opening session of the D.A.R. Daughters of the American Revolution.
Monument to the founders of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution library interior, horizontal.
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 American Women Prisoners of War
During the Civil War Dr. Mary Walker was held for four months in a Confederate prison camp, accused of being a spy for the Union Army.
Florena Budwin, wife of a Pennsylvania soldier of the Civil War disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the Union Army to be near her husband.
After her second prison term, she was exiled to the Confederate states where she received a heroines welcome by Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
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 AmericanRevolution
The American Revolution: A Timeline of the Period of Revolution:
Legendary heroine of the Revolutionary War, part-time spy, full-time Patriot, she helped to defend the State of Georgia and single-handedly captured a small group of Tories.
During the Revolutionary War, Rebecca prevented a British raiding party from landing by firing a cannon filled with grapeshot at an approaching British sloop.
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 Today in History: April 19
On the night of April 18, the royal governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, commanded by King George III to suppress the rebellious Americans, had ordered 700 British soldiers, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn, to seize the colonists' military stores in Concord, some 20 miles west of Boston.
By the end of the day, the colonists were singing "Yankee Doodle" and the American Revolution had begun.
There is also an interesting exchange on the treatment of prisoners of war in their correspondence during the year 1775.
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 Privateers or Merchant Mariners help win the Revolutionary War
This was considered the first sea engagement of the Revolution and the start of the merchant marine's war role.
The crew of the privateers were well paid for their hazardous work, earning as much as $1,000 for one voyage, while average pay at the time was $9 per month.
He was set free in an exchange of prisoners and walked home from New York to Philadelphia, where he became a successful businessman and a founder of the Abolitionist movement.
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 American Women Prisoners of War
During the Civil War Dr. Mary Walker was held for four months in a Confederate prison camp, accused of being a spy for the Union Army.
Florena Budwin, wife of a Pennsylvania soldier of the Civil War disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the Union Army to be near her husband.
During World War One both Edith Cavell and Mata Hari were prisoners of war and were executed for being spies.
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 Independence Opinion Site
At the very moment that American forces were massing for an invasion of Iraq, there were indications that a rogue group of senior Pentagon officials were already conspiring to push the United States into another war-this time with Iran.
War with Iran has been in the works for the past five years, shaped in almost complete secrecy by a small group of senior Pentagon officials attached to the Office of Special Plans.
But as the Pentagon moved the country closer to war with Iran, the FBI was expanding its investigation of AIPAC and its role in the plot.
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 portland independent media center
This, as with the Defund the War campaign at the offices of Sen. Gordon Smith, is an ongoing presence for Peace in Portland Oregon.
From the open publishing newswire: We arrived at the Broadway recruitment office at 11:00 this morning and Bonnie Tinker was already in her rocker by the front door.
She then sat down in Bonnie's rocker, and while she was resting, the recruiter, who was trapped inside put his arm band up to the window behind her in some sort of macho display of his manhood, pointing to his "rank" insignia.
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 Georgia History-The American Revolution
By the begriming of the 1770's Georgia was the least populated of the 13 American colonies.
Of the 50,000 inhabitants, half were slaves, and almost all of it's citizens were clustered near the coast.
The early years of the American Revolution were quiet in Georgia.
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 American Merchant Marine at War - Revolution to World War II to today
American Merchant Marine at War - Revolution to World War II to today
They have delivered the goods when and where needed in every theater of operations and across every ocean in the biggest, the most difficult and dangerous job ever undertaken.
You may quote small portions of material on this website as long as you cite American Merchant Marine at War, www.usmm.org, as the source.
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 American Prisoners of the Revolution Names of 8000 Men Aboard the Old Jersey Prison ship
American Prisoners of the Revolution Names of 8000 Men Aboard the Old Jersey Prison ship
There is nothing to indicate what became of any of these prisoners, whether they died, escaped, or were exchanged.
This list of prisoners is the only one that could be found in the British War Department.
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 World War links
American Ex - Prisoners of War - a congresionally chartered non-profit organization The American Ex-Prisoners of War organization is a national organization for American citizens who were captured by the enemy.
During the war years of 1941-1943, Seuss served as editorial cartoonist for the New York newspaper "PM," and his patriotic "war bond" cartoons appeared in many other newspapers as well.
Prisoners of War - Prisoners of War - Stalag Luft I - includes personal accounts, a secret newspaper, and great insight into what it meant to be a prisoner of war., specifically at Stalag Luft I. It contains photos, stories, the secret camp newspaper, official military intelligence documents, news clippings, etc.
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 U.S. Civil War Center -- Chalmette National Cemetery
While most of the individuals interred are veterans, civilians such as spouses, children, and employees of the War Department are also included.
The cemetery was established in May of 1864 as a final resting place for Civil War dead, both Confederate and Union soldiers alike.
Approximately 132 Confederate prisoners of war were buried at Chalmette until the Ladies' Benevolent Association of New Orleans requested that these soldiers be moved out of Chalmette, which is comprised entirely of Union soldiers, to the Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans.
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