Philip Schuyler was a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and later served as a United States Senator from New York. He was aligned with the Federalist party in the late 18th century and was the father-in-law to the Federalist party leader, Alexander Hamilton. [Read more…]
Richard Montgomery was an Irish-born soldier who first served in the British Army. He later became a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and he is most famous for leading the failed 1775 invasion of Canada.
Montgomery was born and raised in Ireland. In 1754, he enrolled at Trinity College, Dublin, and two years later joined the British Army to fight in the French and Indian War. He steadily rose through the ranks, serving in North America and then the Caribbean. After the war he was stationed at Fort Detroit during Pontiac’s War, following which he returned to Britain for health reasons. In 1773, Montgomery returned to the 13 original colonies, married Janet Livingston, and began farming. [Read more…]
The Siege of Fort St John was the first victory in the Canada Campaign led by General Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold. The first battle was the surprise capture of Fort Ticonderoga which gave the Continental Army much needed weapons to drive the British out of Boston. The Americans hoped to surprise the British and capture Canada and influence them to join the 13 colonies in the American Revolutionary War. [Read more…]
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John Carver is credited with writing the Mayflower Compact, was its first signer, and was the first governor of New Plymouth Colony. Carver was a Leiden Separatist instrumental in organizing the Pilgrim’s Mayflower voyage in 1620, on which he was a passenger, and which resulted in the creation of Plymouth Colony in America. [Read more…]
The first native to greet the pilgrims was an Abenaki sagamore named Samoset. He shocked the Pilgrims when he arrived at their village and began speaking English with them. He had acquired the language from an English fisherman in modern-day Maine.
Samoset finds a place in American History books through unbelievable timing. He was not from the area and was visiting Chief Massasoit at the time the Pilgrims arrived. We know very little about him after he left the area and returned to his tribe. [Read more…]