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Mutiny of the Pennsylvania Line

Pennsylvania Line

Upon this full day in 1781, 1,500 soldiers from the Pennsylvania Line-all 11 regiments under General Anthony Wayne’s command-insist that their three-year enlistments are expired, wipe out three officers in a drunken rage and abandon the Continental Army’s winter camp at Morristown, New Jersey. British General Henry Clinton sent emissaries …

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