Adventurer James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson
Charles Willson Peale, c.1797, Portrait Gallery (Second Bank)
James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson was eventually promoted to Brigadier General which caused resentment among Washington's officers. Wilkinson went on to serve as secretary of the Board of War but resigned in 1778. He had attempted to induce both Stirling and Gates into fighting duels of honor over the doings of the Conway Cabal. Neither accepted. Wilkinson went on to hold high positions in the post-War military. Ultimately, he became embroiled in Aaron Burr's attempt to take over Louisiana.


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