By Christian McBurney
occasionally those operations succeeded, as with the astounding captures of significant common Charles Lee, significant normal Richard Prescott, Brigadier normal Gold Selleck Silliman, and North Carolina’s governor Thomas Burke. occasionally they slightly failed, as with the violent try out by way of British mystery carrier operatives opposed to significant basic Philip Schuyler and the undertaking by way of British dragoons opposed to Thomas Jefferson. the various kidnapped, corresponding to signer of the assertion of Independence Richard Stockton and Delaware’s governor John McKinly, suffered harm to their reputations. The kidnapper risked all—if stuck, he should be hanged. This e-book covers greater than thirty significant tried and profitable abductions of army and civilian leaders from 1775 to 1783, from Maine to Georgia, and together with in nice Britain.
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Abductions in the American Revolution: Attempts to Kidnap George Washington, Benedict Arnold and Other Military and Civilian Leaders by Christian McBurney