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Sir Henry Clinton

(1730—1795) army officer

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battle of Camden

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

(16 August 1780)

A battle of the American War of Independence in which some 2000 American militiamen under Horatio Gates were defeated when attacked by Cornwallis's army 193 km...

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Battle of Monmouth

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The lengthiest uninterrupted battle of the Revolutionary War which showcased the increasing skills of the Continental army more than it did anything to settle the outcome of the war. As ...

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Battle of Saratoga

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Either of two battles fought in 1777 during the War of American Independence, near the modern city of Saratoga Springs in New York State. The British defeats are conventionally regarded as...

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Benedict Arnold

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Arts and Humanities.

(1741–1801)

American soldier and traitor. He was a hero of the early stages of the War of Independence, serving with conspicuous valour at Ticonderoga, the invasion of Canada, and...

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Charles Cornwallis

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(1738–1805) commanding general of British forces in the southern campaign in the Revolutionary War, born in London. He was the 2nd earl Cornwallis, later marquis. In the Revolutionary War,...

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George Clinton

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(1739–1812)

American patriot leader. He controlled the popular anti-British faction in New York City from 1768. After attending the second Continental Congress (1775–76) he helped...

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John André

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Literature.

(1750–80) British officer, actor, playwright, and spy, born in London. He was an aide-de-camp to Gen. Sir Henry Clinton and in charge of correspondence between the commander in chief and ...

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John Burgoyne

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(1722–92)

British general and dramatist. He is largely remembered for surrendering to the Americans at Saratoga (1777) in the War of American Independence. His plays include the...

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Lord George Germain

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(1716–85),

formerly Sackville. After a promising early career, both as politician and army officer, Sackville was court‐martialled for disobeying orders at Minden in 1759. Stripped...

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siege of Charleston

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A Revolutionary War battle and Sir Henry Clinton's greatest victory for the British. He succeeded in occupying Charleston, South Carolina in May 1780. The city had been defended by...

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