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Craig Bruce Smith is a historian and the author of American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era. His website is www.craigbrucesmith.com and he can be followed on Twitter @craigbrucesmith. All views are those of the author and do not represent those of the Federal Government, the US Army or Department of Defense.