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Invasion of Canada
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for Americans | British
Battle of Fort Ticonderoga 10-May-1775 Ethan Allen | William Delaplace
Battle of Quebec 31-Dec-1775 Richard Montgomery | Guy Carleton
Battle of Valcour Island 11-Oct-1776 Benedict Arnold | Guy Carleton
Rhode Island Campaign
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for Americans | British
Battle of Rhode Island 08-Feb-1778 John Sullivan | Robert Pigot
Yorktown Campaign
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for Americans | British
Battle of Chesapeake Capes 05-Sep-1781 comte de Grasse | Thomas Graves
Battle of Groton Heights 06-Sep-1781 William Ledyard | Benedict Arnold
Siege of Yorktown 19-Oct-1781 George Washington | Charles Cornwallis

Charles Willson Peale, despite his devotion to the taxonomic and contemplative majesty of the natural world, nevertheless loved novelties and used all sorts of amusements to attract customers to his museum. He eventually resorted to hiring a popular musical performer who played five different instruments simultaneously, using all parts of his body. Following Peale’s death the museum passed into the enterprising hands of P. T. Barnum, becoming part of his traveling circus — a romantic ending for an Enlightenment institution.

Gordon S. Wood
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815 (2009)