Seth Warner served in the French and Indian Wars when he was a teenager. He later served as a captain in the Green Mountain Boys and in 1775 was made a Colonel in the Continental Army. Warner was in command of the capture of Fort Crown Point and participated in the Battles of Longueuil, Hubbardton, and Bennington. During the retreat after the Battle of Hubbardton, Warner commanded a rearguard action which resulted in the British giving up their pursuit of the main Continental Army. At the Battle of Saratoga, Warner and Stark’s militias helped cut off British General Burgoyne thus forcing his surrender. Warner retired from service in 1780 and returned to Woodbury, CT where died at age 41 financially insolvent.
The Revolutionary War was fought from 1775 to 1783. It began as a revolt of the colonies against what they believed was unfair taxation. While it started as a conflict between Great Britain and the thirteen American colonies, it soon became a global conflict. France actively sided with the colonies, and the French naval fleet was instrumental in defeating the British at Yorktown. Holland supplied the colonies weapons, while Spain supplied funding and diverted British forces by fighting on a second front and winning back Spanish forts in Florida that they lost during the Seven Years War. No independent country sided with Great Britain, but Britain employed German mercenaries, known as Hessians.
This Seth Warner history mug is part of our Revolutionary War series which includes many of the notable figures who played major roles during this conflict.
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