Contents: From apprentice to master -- From fugitive to lieutenant -- Early years of a new navy -- Across the Atlantic -- The wait and the great battle -- A forgotten hero. John Paul Jones has a Fredericksburg connection through his family.
This examination of the events surrounding the pivotal Revolutionary War battle that led to the defeat of the British forces at Yorktown, Virginia, focuses on the central role of General George Washington.
Born in South Carolina, 15-year-old Francis Marion signed up become a sailor on a doomed ship. He fought in the French and Indian War and became known for his guerilla-style fighting in the American Revolution. He often squared off with the hated British commander Banastre Tarleton.