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Author:

 

John P. Cann


Report:

 

28


Page:

 

2001


Year:

 

2001


Subject Matter:

 

Diplomatic and General History



Excerpt:

 

At the Guilford Courthouse Battleground near Greensboro, North Carolina, there is a tall octagonal granite shaft marking the place where in the words of the monument, "Peter Francisco, a giant of incredible strength killed eleven British soldiers with his own broad sword, and although badly wounded by bayonet made his escape". Who was this hero with an unusual name for colonial North America?




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