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Comitia Americana medal, Horatio Gates at Saratoga, 1777, engraved by Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux, Paris, France, 1787. Gates was one of Washington's most controversial generals. His victory at Saratoga in October 1777 prompted some to suggest he should replace Washington as commander in chief.

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‘Washington & His Generals:’ History and War in Human Terms

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‘Washington & His Generals:’ History and War in Human Terms

‘Washington & His Generals:’ History and War in Human Terms

Getting to know those who bled for the birth of a nation.

‘Washington & His Generals:’ History and War in Human Terms

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