Admiral De Grasse and American Independence by Charles Lee Lewis

By Charles Lee Lewis

The regular American is aware little or not anything of the nice provider rendered through Admiral de Grasse, a French admiral, to the reason for American independence within the conflict off Cape Henry in 1781. The conflict off Cape Henry had final results extra very important than these of Waterloo. De Grasse’s motion entailed upon the British the ultimate lack of the 13 colonies in the US. This biography by means of Charles Lee Lewis locations this supremely very important naval conflict off the Virginia Capes in its right historic standpoint, and provides de Grasse the whole credits for rendering the help which made attainable the trap of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Washington absolutely well-known this reduction, whilst he wrote to de Grasse following the hand over of Cornwallis and expressed his gratitude “in the identify of the US for the wonderful occasion for which she is indebted to you.” with out de Grasse’s victory all of the army efforts on land made through Rochambeau, Lafayette, and Washington might were in useless. The conflict off Cape Henry was once just one of various battles fought through this speeding Gallic sea captain. Over fifty years of his lengthy lifestyles, 1722-1788, have been spent within the carrier of Louis XV and Louis XVI, within the Mediterranean, in India, at the North American coast, and within the West Indies. He fought in all of the wars of his day, the warfare of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years’ battle, and the conflict of the yankee Revolution which constructed right into a common ecu struggle.

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