Gary Edwards (not verified) | Sat, 07/18/2009 - 8:28pm

I like both comments (Gormley and Roland). You both sound like my kind of American. But, Bob, you don't know your American history if you think that the Colonists were not militarily trained. Many of them had fought in the French and Indian War, and The Seven Years War in Europe. During this time period Europe had been embroiled in centuries of warfare. Many of the Colonists and their fathers and grandfathers had fought in these wars. It was the heritage of all Europeans. It's the reason the Colonists were such fierce fighters - they were flush with battle-hardened and battle-wisened leaders. Many of these men were especially knowledgeable in guerrilla warfare learned from the Indians during the aforementioned French and Indian War. Guerrilla tactics proved devastating to the organised British regulars.

But, hey, all three of us are on the same side. I mean no offense, certainly. I'd fight by your side any day!

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