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There is a German-American link to US independence…The crucial victory at Yorktown

It was the battle at Yorktown in 1781 that was Washington’s last roll of the dice to determine America’s future. Victory at Yorktown would be the battle that could finally assure America’s independence or doom the revolution to failure. But without French support, Washington openly stated that the war would have been lost. Not so… Continue reading There is a German-American link to US independence…The crucial victory at Yorktown

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French officer Baron deKalb was actually a German born in Bavaria…he helped Americans win the Revolutionary War

The only German officer in the Revolutionary War that normally comes to mind is Baron von Steuben, the Prussian officer who trained the Continental Army and later became Washington’s Chief of Staff. But we should also be aware of Johann von Kalb, a German soldier from Bavaria who learned to speak English and French and… Continue reading French officer Baron deKalb was actually a German born in Bavaria…he helped Americans win the Revolutionary War