By Christian McBurney
occasionally those operations succeeded, as with the magnificent captures of significant normal Charles Lee, significant common Richard Prescott, Brigadier basic Gold Selleck Silliman, and North Carolina’s governor Thomas Burke. occasionally they slightly failed, as with the violent try by means of British mystery provider operatives opposed to significant common Philip Schuyler and the undertaking by means of British dragoons opposed to Thomas Jefferson. the various kidnapped, equivalent 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 might be hanged. This booklet covers greater than thirty significant tried and winning 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