Linkedin Long-Form Post #3
Excerpt from his book, Irish in the American Revolution
By James Francis Smith
Author of the “Irish-American Story”
In this day with Social Security, pensions, etc, many may find it impossible to grasp the British officers’ retirement pay—there wasn’t any.
The tradition at the time was called for an officer to purchase a promotion. Here’s the bind they found themselves in. If they didn’t come from money, they had to either borrow… Continue