Sunday, July 7, 2013

Faces of American Revolution


Faces of American Revolution

This article is from UK Mail online and shows daguerreotypes of American Revolutionary Veterans.  Thought it was a great article, putting a face on our Fourth of July Holiday.

Take note of George Fishley, he was with General John Sullivan, during Sullivan’s Expedition.  It occurred in 1779, the expedition was throughout New York and Pennsylvania.  As the article states it was a genocidal attack on Indians, specifically the Iroquois. The Iroquois had sided with the British and had led attacks on Patriot settlements.  The frontier settlements had little protection from the Continental Army. The local militias were their sole source of protection. (prior to the Sullivan Clinton Expedition) The Cherry Valley Massacre was the final attack that prompted General Washington to launch the planned offensive towards Fort Niagara, which General Sullivan led.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2356524/Faces-American-revolution-Amazing-early-photographs-document-heroes-War-Independence-later-years.html

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