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...that George Washington, the founding father of the United States, is alleged to have remarked: ‘If defeated everywhere else I will make my last stand for liberty among the Scotch-Irish [or Ulster-Scots] of my native Virginia’.

At any given time Ulster-Scots made up a high proportion of Washington’s forces: perhaps a third and frequently a much higher percentage when less committed troops drifted off home.

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