Loughman Tara Lougman Professor Bill W.R.D 104 Sec. 202 January 18, 2008 The Murder of an Innocent Woman To this day, the Revolutionary war is one of the most tragic events in American History. What many people are not aware of is what lead to the turning point in the war. What was the main event that had lead to American victory over the British? The turning point of the war was the murder of an innocent woman. Jane McCrea’s murder was a selfish act committed by the Burgoyne’s Indians out of anger, and this historic event goes to show that murdering innocent people out of revenge will do nothing but create more controversy. Jane McCrea was born in Somerset County, New Jersey into a family that was split between the American and the British Army during the Revolutionary war. In 1777, Jane McCrea was twenty-six and living at the farm of her older brother in Fort Edward, New York to be close to her fiancé Lt. David Jones who was a loyalist (DeMuro 1). Unfortunately, on July 27 th of that year McCrea’s life was cut short. While she was visiting the home of a close friend, Mrs.
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