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Howe
british general,fighting at the battle of Bunker hill(crossing over from Breeds hill)-june 1775
clinton
1778-83 british general,commander in chief-british
kosciusko
foreign volunteer(polish) was an engineer created EARTHWORKS-built mounds of land so had something to fight behind
marquis de lafayette
19 year old French nobleman,volunteerd with washingtons men summer of 1777 MOST popular leader,VALLEY FORGE
burgoyne
a general who lead a british force south from canada "gentleman jonny"-liked to party in between battles
helped george get the men together
de kalb
a origanially french but came from germany nobelman and an experienced professional soldier(also an able)-faught for America
cornwallis
lead as a general of the british against DE KALB
john paul jones
scottish(born)a famous privateer captain,ship named after french version of Franklin(Bohomme Richard) faught against british
these boats were typically not in good shape
armistead
21 year old slave(african american)when joined continental army,fooled british(told on their side)spying for Lafayette-good friends with after he took risks
marion
"swamp fox" him and force sent to seize santee river crossing behind camden,cut off britishs communications with charleston
guerilla warfare
a membeer of a group that fights use suprise attacks/ambush towards the enemy-hit and run
mercenary
soldier serves forgein army(for pay)
enlist
to sign up(specifically for an army)
militia
army of citizens not professional soldiers
minuteman
a colonial militia member who could be ready to fight in a minutes notice
loyalist
colonist who remained loyal to british during revolutionary war
patriot
colonist supported American independence at the time of the rev. war
revolution
a sudden or complete change,to over a government
privateers
armed,private owned ship enlisted by gov. to attack enemy vessels
Hessian
german mercanary
pirate by british,earned money but didnt get to keep it