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American Revolution: “Foreign Aiders”
Can you pick the patriots, with various foreign ties, who helped the U.S. gain its independence?
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This West Indian orphan was Washington's aid-de-camp, fought bravely at Yorktown, became the 1st Secretary of the Treasury, then died in the most famous duel in American history.
This young French idealist paid his own way to America, gained Washington's trust, and helped the Patriots bottle up Cornwallis near Yorktown.
This fiery Scot fled a murder rap from the British Navy only to become the foremost hero of the new American Navy and terror of the high seas for his former comrades.
This former England-born teacher crossed the Delaware with Washington only days after penning '...these are the days that try men's souls'.
This Polish-Lithuanian engineer helped save two Patriot armies from destruction. He later became the 'George Washington' of Poland, fighting to free it from Russian domination.
This Prussian 'nobleman' wrote the first drill manual for the Continental Army, transforming them into a professional fighting force.
This Scotsman was destined for greatness before getting killed at the gates of Quebec on New Years' Eve 1775.
This lifelong professional British soldier resigned, moved to the colonies, became a patriot, won Saratoga, and lost Camden.
This exiled Polish nobleman fled to America, made an impression on Benjamin Franklin, and became the 'Father of the American Cavalry'.
This mysterious Portuguese-born giant became a hero for his gallantry at Camden and Guilford C.H.
Once second-in-command of the Continentals, this eccentric general almost lost Monmouth before Washington swooped in to save the day.
This Frenchman, appointed the first Chief of Engineers of the Continental Army, supervised the successful siege at Yorktown.
This German officer who served in the French Army was literally the last American general on the field who fell at Camden.
A capable general officer, bad luck and untenable circumstances led to his relief and court martial due to his abandonment of Ticonderoga in 1777.
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