13 August 2014

Scamps And Aventurers

Source - Not Necessarily A Depiction Of Scamps And Adventurers!

From the book, Stagecoach And Tavern Days :

A very interesting thread...awakens deep compassion for Washington and his fellow-generals when we think how many...scamps and adventurers must have swarmed into the Federal army, to the disorder of the regiments and to their discredit and to the harassment alike of patriot officers and patriot soldiers.

There were frequent aggressions at the hands of rogues in the Middle states, and they became known by the name of Skinners. Cooper’s novel, The Spy, gives an account of these sneaking bands of sham patriots.

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