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Lawrence W Baker's American Revolution Reference Library Vol 3 (K-Z) PDF

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New York: Facts on File, 1993, pp. 300-01. ” A quote engraved on a monument at Macdonald’s gravesite Portrait: Flora Macdonald. Reproduced by permission of the Granger Collection, New York.

Reproduced permission of the National Archives and Records Administration. 275 home of the French royal family. L’Enfant also served in the French army, where he held the rank of lieutenant. L’Enfant went to America in 1777, at the age of twentythree, and volunteered to serve in George Washington’s (see entry) army in the fight for independence from Great Britain (the American Revolution was fought from 1775 to 1783). Although France had not yet entered the war on the American side, many idealistic men from France and other countries were inspired by the aims of the American revolutionaries and volunteered to serve in the American army.

Rounded Paris and the Palace of Versailles with 25,000 Swiss and German mercenaries (pronounced MER-sa-naireez; soldiers for hire) to protect him in case of an uprising. The uprising began early on July 14, 1789, when Parisian peasants armed themselves with pitchforks and shovels to defend against a rumored assault on them by French and foreign soldiers. Soon realizing that these weapons were inadequate, the revolutionaries set out to find guns of their own. They seized 30,000 muskets from an old military hospital, but they still needed gunpowder.

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