Being a California guy and having the opportunity to visit many Rev site this summer, I became hooked on the Rev war. Since June I have accumulated 15 books which I have read. Mostly focusing on the years leading up to the Declaration. It has become more and more evident in my mind that the Rev War was our first Civil War. We seemed to be just as divided as THE Civil War although probably more so favoring the Patriots. But it was a war that as was the case of Ben Franklin a family divided. And how many families lost everything as they fled to England and never recovered. And how many sided with the Patriots for fear of losing everything. As most people did not want a war against Britain.