Tag Archives: John Champe

“The whole story soon became known to the corps” The Unknown Legend of John Champe

Part III of III The past few months of John Champe’s life were probably the most memorable. In the fall he was asked to go on a mission to capture the recent traitor Benedict Arnold. The mission was ordered by George … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, British Leadership, Continental Leadership, Memory, Militia (Loyalist) Leadership, Monuments, Personalities, Southern Theater, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

“The whole story soon became known to the corps” The Unknown Legend of John Champe

Part II of III The rectitude of the decision John Champe made on that October night to “desert” his men and “join” the British must have weighed heavily on his mind as he approached the Hudson River. The mission, offered … Continue reading

Posted in Armies, Battlefields & Historic Places, British Leadership, Common Soldier, Continental Leadership, Memory, Monuments, Personalities, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

“The whole story soon became known to the corps” The Unknown Legend of John Champe

Part I of III Along Route 50, west of Aldie, Virginia is a small obelisk in the middle of a cow pasture. Thousands of car drive by the marker, not knowing what it is or who it is for. Most … Continue reading

Posted in Armies, Battlefields & Historic Places, Battles, British Leadership, Common Soldier, Monuments, Personalities, Revolutionary War, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment