Why Famous: Saloman was one of the primary financiers of the American Revolutionary War against Britain. At several points in the war Saloman's loans helped the nascent American forces continue their campaigns against the British, and, along with Robert Morris, was the prime financier of the Continental Army.
A notable example included his emergency fundraising for George Washington's army at the battle of Yorktown; Saloman $20,000, and with funding provided by Morris, Washington was able to fight the battle. This would be the last confrontation of the Revolution.
In all, Saloman raised $650,000 ($18,035,722.16 in 2018 dollars) for the American side of the war.
- 1781-09-28 9,000 American and 7,000 French troops begin siege of Yorktown
- 1781-10-09 Americans under George Washington and the French under Comte de Rochambeau begin bombardment of Yorktown, the last battle of American Revolutionary War
- 1781-10-19 British forces under General Charles Cornwallis sign terms of surrender to George Washington and Comte de Rochambeau at Yorktown at 2 pm, ending the US Revolutionary War