Conway, Thomas

Conway, Thomas,

1735–1800?, general in the Continental army in the American Revolution, b. Ireland. Educated in France, he was an officer in the French army before coming (1777) to America. He fought valiantly as a leader of colonial forces at Germantown, but George Washington attempted to block his promotion from brigadier to major general as unfair to officers with longer service. Congress nevertheless appointed him major general (Dec., 1777) and made him inspector general of the army. His part in the intrigue known as the Conway CabalConway Cabal,
1777, intrigue in the American Revolution to remove George Washington as commander in chief of the Continental Army. Washington had been defeated at Brandywine and Germantown, and Horatio Gates was flushed with success by his victory in the Saratoga campaign.
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 was small, but he lost his command, resigned (1778), and returned to France.
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Teacher Chris Sutcliffe (pictured above, back centre) was pictured with team, back row, from left: Marcus Lammyman, Andrew Conway, Thomas Hunt, Nicholas Raleigh, Pete Kaye, Martin Costello, Stuart Bray and, front: Ian Barclay, Matthew Roberts, Paul Kaye, Andrew Kitterick, Duncan Biggin, Daniel Tao and Dermot McLoughlin.
Justine Conway, Thomas Cook's regional sales manager for Teesside and North Yorkshire, says: "Our customers' clothes, habits and favourite holiday hotspots have developed considerably over the years but Spain, Greece, France and Italy have remained popular since the 1960s.
The Cobras included Tyler Baker, Chris Barone, Mark Clemente, Liam Comeau, James Conway, Thomas Dill, Ryan Farrell, Jack Gardula, Colin Hanify, Sean Hogan, William Horrigan, Ethan Kimball, Gabe LaBombard, Sydney LaPointe, Patrick Mead, Nick Pennucci, Nathan Pickett and Payton Roche.