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May 31, 2015

John Stark, live free or die


"There are your enemies, the Red Coats and the Tories. They are ours, or this night Molly Stark sleeps a widow!"
After the war, he retired to his farm never to engage in politics again. He was a true Cincinnatus, who had come to the aid of his fellow countrymen twice in war, never indulging in the fame that ordinarily accompanies such heroism. Indeed, like General Morgan, he was an uneducated, unrefined and uncouth man who never wrote a memoir. The love of his men -- his band of brothers -- never diminished. Indeed, when many of them re-settled in northern Ohio, they named their county in his honor -- Stark County -- whose county seat is Canton. -- Don Surber

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 31, 2015 9:27 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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