Behind the HiSTORY with Karen Q
October 18, 1781 – Negotiations to end the siege of Yorktown take place at the Moore House For the British: Lt Col Thomas Dundas and Maj Alexander Ross. For the Americans: Lt Col John Laurens and for the French: Marquis de Noailles. General Washington instructed the negotiators to include the French in every step of.. read more →
October 17, 1781 – The Siege of Yorktown Ends! For the past three weeks combined American and French forces have been fighting Cornwallis at Yorktown. After extensive land and naval battles, Cornwallis realizes he is beaten. In the morning a drummer appears accompanied by an officer waving a white handkerchief. The fighting stops and the.. read more →
October 2, 1780 – The Death of John Andre From the memoir of Banjamin Tallmadge – “Major Andre, having received his regimentals from New York, appeared in the complete uniform of a British officer, and, in truth, he was a most elegant and accomplished gentleman. After he was informed of his sentence, he showed no.. read more →
September 29, 1780 – The Trial of John Andre John Andre was charged with spying. A board of Washington’s officers was assembled for the trial. Present were Major Generals Nathanael Greene, Lafayette, Lord Stirling, Arthur St. Clair, Robert Howe, Von Steuben, Brigadier Generals James Clinton, John Glover, Edward Hand, Jedediah Huntington, Henry Knox, Samuel H… read more →
September 27, 1780 – The Ride to Tappan. Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge accompanies his prisoner, Maj. John Andre to Tappan. Tallmadge will be Andre’s constant companion for the next few days, and the two men become friendly. Imagine these two men. Andre, 29, the son of a wealthy London merchant, educated in Switzerland, fine manners, handsome,.. read more →
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