General Sir Henry Clinton
A career soldier, Clinton served as Great Britain’s commander in chief in America.
The only son of a British Admiral, Clinton joined the army and rose steadily through the ranks. He arrived in Boston in 1775. Three years later he became the Commander-in-Chief of the British Army. An able tactician, he had many critics in the British administration. His failure to provide timely aid during the doomed Yorktown campaign led to his resignation in 1781.