Ethan Allen

Portrait by Artist to Come

QUICK FACTS
BORN:
21 January 1738 in Litchfield, Connecticut
  DIED:
12 February 1789 in Burlington, Vermont Republic
Buried at Green Mount Cemetery in Burlington.

Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.

 

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)