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John Champe, the Soldier and the Man, Judy, Ida M.

Author Name    Judy, Ida M.

Book Title   John Champe, the Soldier and the Man

Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.)   Hardcover

Book Condition   Fine in Good dust jacket

Edition   First Edition; First Impression

Publisher's Name   Strasburg, Va Shenadoah Publishing House 1940

Seller ID or SKU   67

Slight Foxing othewise fine condition. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Scarce. Sergeant Major John Champe (ca. 1752 30 September 1798) was a Revolutionary War senior enlisted soldier in the Continental Army who became a double agent in a failed attempt to capture the American traitor General Benedict Arnold (1741-1801). Champe enlisted in the Virginia Cavalry from Loudoun County in 1776 and was made sergeant major in "Lee's Legion", a unit commanded by (then Major) Henry Lee III, later and better known as Colonel "Light-horse Harry" Lee (and father of Gen. Robert E. Lee). Champe's family was said to be well known to Major Lee. A plan was formulated to kidnap the defecting General Benedict Arnold and bring him back to American lines to face court martial. in 1780 Champe "defected" to the British side where he was introduced to Arnold and soon gathered intelligence that established that there were no other American generals involved with Arnold. Champe formulated a plot to capture Arnold on his regular evening stroll, but before he could act the entire British unit, Champe included, embarked in New York on the Virginia Campaign of 1780-81. Thus, the whole endeavor had to be called off. ; Photograph ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 68 pages;

Price = 79.97 USD


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