Ours was very glorious . of corse , if not for the French , would not have been a success . Washington was not the best general …….however the only reason he was chosen , was because he was the only man that both the Northern and Southern colonies would stand behind …………North and South hated each other , even back then . Arnold was actually a better choice for the battlefield . But when it was all over , there was a purge , all the torries were no longer welcome and were persuaded to leave the country or were deported , or burned out .