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American Colonial Era 1660-1763 The growth of North American colonies, often with a change in native & national control.

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Don't they have a memorial at Saratoga to Arnold's leg? If we can honor Arnold in pieces, surely we can find a way to honor Rodgers?

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I wonder! If you think that you shouldn't honour Rogers, should you honour Orde Wingate or John Dill?
I say honor Rogers.

I don't know if Wingate was a mad man or a mad genius but he was a fine soldier and I don't mind that he is buried at Arlington.

I never knew who Sir John Dill was until you posted. Then I looked him up and discovered his memorial service was at Washington National Cathedral and he was interred at Arlington. Nice.
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Don't they have a memorial at Saratoga to Arnold's leg? If we can honor Arnold in pieces, surely we can find a way to honor Rodgers?

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"Erected 1887 By
JOHN WATTS de PEYSTER
Brev: Maj: Gen: S.N.Y.
2nd V. Pres't Saratoga Mon't Ass't'n:
In memory of
the "most brilliant soldier" of the
Continental Army
who was desperately wounded
on this spot the sally port of
BORGOYNES GREAT WESTERN REDOUBT
7th October, 1777
winning for his countrymen
the decisive battle of the
American Revolution
and for himself the rank of
Major General."
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