Abraham Van Buskirk: United Empire Loyalist opposed to the American War for Independence
Loyalists, civil war, New Amsterdam, Shelburne
In 1983 when Canada celebrated the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Loyalists-the refugees from the American Revolution-the Canadian media reported that among the Loyalists was Abraham Van Buskirk, who was of Danish origin. That's all the media said about him; the point being that not all Loyalists were of English background. Here's his story-and the historical background, which shaped his life.
Christensen, Rolf Buschardt
"Abraham Van Buskirk: United Empire Loyalist opposed to the American War for Independence,"
The Bridge: Vol. 29:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol29/iss1/8
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