Yonkers, NY — Home to loyalist Frederick Philipse III who successfully evaded the arrest ordered by General Washington in 1776; he eventually made his way to England. Highlights of the Hall include its 18th century, high style Georgian architecture and an impressive collection of presidential portraits, including five of Washington.
American artillery captain John Henry, the twenty-year-old son of Virginia governor Patrick Henry, had distinguished himself in battle [at Saratoga in 1777]. After the cataclysm died down, he wandered the field, staring at the faces, the blue lips, dead staring eyes and glistening teeth, of men he had known. The sight unhinged him. He broke his sword in half and went raving mad. He disappeared for months and never fought again.
— Jack Kelly
Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence (2014)
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AT PORTREVOLT
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