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John Honeyman

John Honeyman

Broadcast: 2nd January 1939
Added: Jul 03 2014

This is the story of a hero without a monument. A man who gave priceless service to the American cause during the early days of the War for Independence. His name was John Honeyman, a butcher of Greekstown, New Jersey. He is only briefly mentioned in a few American histories, and he had little interest in the struggle for freedom which George Washington's army had been waging for months. That is, until the war exploded in New Jersey in late Autumn 1776. Honeyman's role began in the little town of Hackensack, when George Washington summoned him to a secret meeting...