People

Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold was a successful military leader earlier in his life. But as he joined relationships with the British, he was soon marked as a traitor to the American cause. 



Ann Bates

Ann Bates, a loyalist spy for the British forces, was a teacher in Philadelphia.  Bates began spying for the British sometime in 1778.  She posed as a peddler, selling thread, needles, knives and utensils to the American camp followers.

George WashingtonGeorge Washington (1732-1799)

George Washington, the first American President and Commander-in-Chief of the American forces during the American Revolutionary War, was born in Westmoreland county, Virginia in 1732. As Commander-in-Chief, Washington built a large army, which he kept together and mobile, and prevented it from being destroyed by the British Army. As a result of his abilities during the war, Washington was unanimously elected the first president of the United States in 1789. 

Dr. Benjamin ChurchBenjamin Church 

Benjamin Church was a member of both the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts and a member of the Sons of Liberty rebel organization along with other patriot leaders such as John and Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and John Hancock.   However Benjamin Church was really a paid spy for the British general, Sir Thomas Gage. 


Lord Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805)

Cornwallis was born in London, the son of the first Earl Cornwallis, and educated at Eton.  He began his military career in the Grenadier Guards at the age of eighteen.. He became a major general in 1775 and arrived in New York in 1776 where he became second in command to Henry Clinton two years later.

George III (1738-1820)

King of Great Britain. George William Frederick ascended to the throne in 1760 at the age of twenty-two. He played a major role in the creating the terms of the Treaty of Paris of 1763 that brought an end to the Seven Years War. In 1770, the king finally gained control over the English Parliament with the installation of Lord North, as prime minister. 

Paul Revere (1735-1818) 

Paul Revere was one of the finest American craftsmen of the late eighteenth century. He learned his trade of silversmithing from his father. Revere served as an officer in the Seven Years War and then returned to Boston to set up shop as a silversmith. He was a leader in the Bostonian Sons of Liberty and played in a major role in popularizing resistance to the Stamp Act and the Boston Massacre through his widely circulated engravings.