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Who was known as the soldiers friend?

Last Updated: 27th March, 2020

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John Laurens
Service/branch Continental Army
Years of service 1777–1782
Rank Lieutenant colonel
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War Battle of Brandywine ( WIA ) Battle of Germantown ( WIA ) Battle of Monmouth ( WIA ) Battle of Coosawhatchie ( WIA ) Siege of Savannah Siege of Yorktown Battle of the Combahee River †

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Likewise, people ask, what were the British soldiers called?

Nicknames for British Soldiers in the Revolutionary War: British soldiers were also called “redcoats” but this nickname wasn't an insult.

Also, who was the oldest soldier in the Continental Army? In the summer of 1776, Joseph Plumb Martin enlisted in the Connecticut state militia at the tender age of 15; he later joined the Continental Army of General George Washington and served nearly seven years on behalf of the Revolutionary cause.

Thereof, were Quakers loyalists or Patriots?

Patriots would insult Loyalists and mistrusted them because they did not believe in the Patriots' cause. Another group of people who did not wish to fight during the American Revolution were Quakers, or Friends. A Quaker was someone who just wanted peace, or wouldn't fight because it was against their religion.

What were the American soldiers called in the Revolutionary War?

The colonists living in the British North American colonies who rebelled against the authority of the crown were known as patriots, revolutionaries, continentals, colonials, rebels, Yankees, or Whigs. However, those who remained faithful to the Crown were known as loyalists, Royalists, King's Men, or Tories.

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