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General Charles Lee, traitor or patriot?

John Richard Alden

General Charles Lee, traitor or patriot?

by John Richard Alden

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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .
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Paginationix, 369 p. illus., port., maps (1 fold.)
Number of Pages369
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Open LibraryOL26559329M

The Treachery of Charles Lee by Paul J. Burrow One of the most enigmatic military leaders of the American Revolution was the erratic and talented General Charles Lee. Born in Cheshire, England, Lee began his military career at the age of fourteen for the British and his brash and often abrasive attitude earned him many.   On Decem , American General Charles Lee leaves his army, riding in search of female sociability at Widow White’s Tavern in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

General Charles Lee (February 6, October 2, ), who was at one time the third-ranking American general in the Revolutionary War, lived in Berkeley County (present Jefferson County) late in his was born in Cheshire, England. Posted Septem on Patriot or Traitor Nicholas J. Freitas is a patriot. Nicholas J. Freitas is a patriotic American politician who is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and was a candidate for the US Senate in

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol, issue 4, January, General Charles Lee: Traitor or Patriot?, by John Richard Alden. PDF John J. Reed. Book Review: The General Convention: Offices and Officers, , by C. . John R. Alden was James B. Duke Professor Emeritus at Duke University and wrote a number of biographies of important figures in the American Revolution, including Thomas Gage, Charles Lee, and Stephen Sayre/5.


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General Charles Lee, traitor or patriot? by John Richard Alden Download PDF EPUB FB2

John Alden's biography of Charles Lee is an extremely well written, well-researched work. Alden writes a complete history of the controversial general from his birth in Cheshire, England in to his death in Philadelphia in Alden asks the question in the title of his book whether Charles Lee was a "Traitor or Patriot" to the American cause.5/5(2).

It is not the first book to be devoted to a study of the career of Charles Lee. Four works concerning Lee, by Edward Langworthy, Sir Henry Bunbury, Jared Sparks, and George H. Moore, were published between and Of these, the biography written by Sparks is the only General Charles Lee of any considerable value.

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John Richard Alden. Louisiana State University Press, - Generals - pages. 0 Reviews. GENERAL CHARLES LEE ( pp.)—John Richard Alden—Louisiana Sfafe Uni-verslfy Press ($). In the lean winter ofwhen good generals were as scarce as good shoes in the Continental Army, John Adams, delegate to the Traitor or patriot?

book Congress, picked up his quill, penned an unusual tribute to one of them. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Alden, John Richard, General Charles Lee. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press [] (OCoLC) General Charles Lee: Traitor or Patriot.

by John Richard Alden Monmouth Court House: The Battle that Made the American Army by Joseph G. Bilby & Katherine Bilby Jenkins Stop the Revolution: America in the Summer of Independence and the. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

Home Teaching Materials Bonus Materials American Heroes: General Robert E. Lee – Patriot or Traitor. 'Lee was legend incarnate—tall, gray, one of the handsomest and most imposing men who ever lived, dressed that day in his best uniform, with a sword belted at the waist.'.

General Charles Lee, traitor or patriot. Hardcover – 1 Jan. by John Richard Alden (Author)Author: John Richard Alden. Major General Charles Lee (February 6, –October 2, ) was a controversial commander who served during the American Revolution (–).

A British Army veteran, he offered his services to the Continental Congress and was given a commission. Gen. Charles Lee -- The Traitor Who Threatened America GEN.

WASHINGTON and his staff thundered up, through the broiling summer heat, to the stricken battlefield of Monmouth. News had reached the commander-in-chief that his trusted leader, Gen. Chas. Lee, had disobeyed orders and that as a result, the American army was retreating.

Any biography of Lee must be compared to that of John R. Alden’s superb work, General Charles Lee, Traitor or Patriot?, still one of the best biographies of a Revolutionary War founder.

Two important advantages of Pappas’s book are that it is in print, while Alden’s is not, and that it incorporates many scholarly discussions of Lee by historians who have dealt 9/ His influence in the army was, at all times, mischievous (General Charles Lee: Traitor of the American Revolution).

To the British, Charles Lee was a traitor who turned on England to fight under George Washington. Due to Charles Lee’s treacherous actions against America, it would lead to his downfall in the following years. The book is fortunately structured chronologically, as Lee’s life is intertwined into the events that defined the period.

We begin with Lee as a captain in the Forty-fourth Foot, joining General Braddock in the French and Indian War. The reader proceeds to understand how he learned and used his field tactics, as well as his expanding sympathy for the Independence.

"An enigma Lee was—and still is," wrote Douglas S. Freeman inthe same year John R. Alden published General Charles Lee: Traitor or Patriot?, a study that completely revised the image of this strange but able and much-maligned man.

Although Alden wrote that Lee's "personality remains partly cloaked in mystery," he reveals much about his subject. Charles Lee (February 6, - October 2, ) was a Major General in the American Revolutionary War. He was second-in-command to General George Washington, though he was known for his efforts to undermine General Washington.

InLee formally resigned from the Continental Army and retired to Philadelphia. His other books include "John Stuart and the Southern Colonial Frontier" (), "General Gage in America" () and "General Charles Lee: Traitor or Patriot?" ().

A volume of essays that was Author: Eric Pace. There are plenty of tall tales concerning the capture of Charles Lee ineven though the unembellished account of the capture contains plenty of drama of its own, as we see in this week's guest post by Loyalist scholar Todd Braisted.

Major General Charles Lee, by nearly all accounts, was a difficult man to. William Christian was the most trusted employee of the Earls of Derby, the feudal lords of the Isle of Man, yet in the turmoil of the English Civil War this loyal servant surrendered the Island to Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentarian forces.

Was this the action of a traitor, or of a patriot, defending the Manx people and their traditions. A general history of the Continental Army's winter encampment of at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. More Details General Charles Lee: Traitor or Patriot. Author(s): Alden, John Richard Year: A biography of the life of General Charles Lee and his actions during the American Revolution.

More Details Triumph of Freedom:. My recently-released book, George Washington’s Nemesis: The Outrageous Treason and Unfair Court Martial of Major General Charles Lee during the Revolutionary War (Savas Beatie, ), fulfills that pledge. My new book is mainly about two events: the treason American general Charles Lee committed when he was a prisoner of the British in Author: Christian Mcburney.His new book, George Washington’s Nemesis: The Outrageous Treason and Unfair Court-Martial of Major General Charles Lee during the Revolutionary War, relies on original documents (some newly discovered) to combine two dramatic stories involving the military law of treason and court-martials, creating a balanced view of the Revolution’s most.Charles Lee Undoubtedly the most serious army antagonist was General Charles Lee, and, but for what seem almost fatalistic chances, he would have been a dangerous rival.

He was second in command very early in the war, and at this time he asserted that "no man loves, respects and reverences another more than I do General Washington.