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Henry Clinton

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Definition: Commander of the British forces in America after the resignation of General William Howe. Clinton saw action in the North and South. He fought at the Battle of Brooklyn and was the victorious general at the British victory at Charleston. He was a part of the planned three-pronged attack on Saratoga that ended in an American victory. He was in charge of the men that lost the Battle of Monmouth. In fact, the Charleston victory turned out to be the high point for Clinton. He was relieved of his command in 1780 after several losses in the South and blamed for the loss of the colonies.

Related Resources:
The American Revolutionary War
This fun, illustrated article tells you all you need to know about this famous war, from an easy-to-understand point of view.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Biography of Henry Clinton
See how he went from hero to failure.

The Revolutionary War: Causes and Major Battles
This site has it all!

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