During the days of the American Revolution, the names of the heroes, on both sides, are well known. From the text-books in the schools to movies to TV-documentaries the names of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Robert Morris, John Adams, etc., are constantly put before the minds of the Americans.
In all of my years in school and later in personal study, I never came across the name of the person who is considered as one of the most important men in the battle for America’s Freedom: “a hero of the American Revolution” until recently. This person has not been one who has gained the limelight of the media—in fact, the media has shied away from acknowledging this otherwise famous person. Why?