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27 Cards in this Set

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General William Howe
British commander of 32,000 troops sent to New York in summer of 1776
Nathan Hale
Patriot spy who disguised himself as a Dutch teacher
"I only regret that I have but one life to lost for my country."
Lemuel Hayes
African American who fought in Concord
Peter Salem
African American who fought in Concord
Thomas Paine
Author of Common Sense and The Crisis
General John Burgoyne
-Lead one of the three troops in the three-pronged British attack
-Surrendered in the Battle of Saratoga
Benedict Arnold
-Led the Patriots that halted the British troop's advance at Fort STanwix, New York
Green Mountain Boys
Attacked and defeated Burgoyne's troops
General Horatio Gates
-Blocked Burgoyne's path from south
Bernardo de Galvez
Spanish governor of Louisiana who sent $, rifles, and other supplies to American armies
Marquis de Lafayette
French nobleman who was a trusted aid to George Washington
Caismir Pulaski
Cavalry officer who contributed to American efforts
Friedrich von Steuben
-Germany army officer who helped shape the Continental Army into a more effective fighting force
Juan de Miralles
-Urged Spain, Cuba, and MExio to send financial aid to colonies
-Befriended many PAtriot leaders and lent them $$ for their cause
Judith Sargeant Murray
-Argued that women's minds are as good as men's
Joseph Brant
-Mohawk chief who led number of brutal attacks on Patriots
Henry Hamilton
British general
"hair buyer"
George Rogers Clark
Strenghthened American's position in war
Forced Hamiltion and British to surrender
John Paul Jones
-American naval officer
-Bonhomme Richard
General Charles Cornwallis
-British commander of forces in South
Francis Marion
Sucessful guerrilla leader
Swamp Fox
Nathanael Greene
Replaced Gates as commander of Continental forces in South
Won Battle of Cowpens
General Jean Baptiste de Rochambeau
Commanded 5000 French soldiers
Anthony Wayne
-Commanded one of the three groups who met at Yorktown
cut off an area by means of troops or warships to stop supplies or people from coming in or going out
to give official approval to