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American War of Independence

1-85330 REVOLUTIONARY WAR MAP COLLECTION, THE 366 Maps in total 6 vol, 1 pgs 2006 US, THE HISTORICAL ARCHIVE
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1-930304 STRATEGY & TACTICS # 304: The American Revolution in the South The American Revolution in the South is a single map game that simulates ten historic campaigns in North and South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War (from 1776 to 1781). The game system emphasizes the importance of individual leaders, and especially historical leaders from the time period, and highlights the relative skills, circumstances, and luck that could vary considerably, often within short periods of time.

Throughout the game, leader skills will be tested as their unit's maneuver and fight, and every leader has the capacity to prove himself as either inept, capable, or in some cases, exceptional, during various incidents throughout the game.

Components: One 22x34-inch map and 280 counters. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2017 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-DG1724 GERMANTOWN: Washington Strikes -- Mini Game A British campaign in the late summer of 1777 had defeated George Washington's American army to capture Philadelphia. The British dispersed their strength to hold the city, reduce Colonial forts along the Delaware River, and watch the Americans, who hovered nearby. Washington saw an opportunity to attack the weakened British at Germantown. The complicated American plan fell apart in dense fog, but a few breaks going their way would have endangered the British position in eastern Pennsylvania.

Germantown uses the simplified QuickPlay version of the Musket & Saber system of warfare during the muzzle-loading era. Combat is based on unit quality rather than raw numbers, and rewards use of historical tactics. All units are susceptible to rout when weakened, so players must maintain reserves. Leaders enhance unit capabilities.

Special rules cover the characteristics of eighteenth century warfare, especially the emergence of light infantry, and the differences between regulars and militia. Winning the battle depends on deployment, thoughtful maneuver to concentrate at the key points, the proper coordination of arms, careful use of leaders and special units, and an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each army.

Game Contents: 11x17-inch map, 40 die-cut counters, scenario instructions, and four-page rule booklet. Scale: Level: Battalion/Brigade; Hex: 352 yards 1 vol, 4 pgs 2015 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-194560 Adler, Jeanne Winston editor CHAINBREAKER'S WAR: A Seneca Chief Remembers the American Revolution Edited for readability, Chainbreaker's War is the authentic narrative of Seneca war chief Chainbreaker (known to American colonists as Gov. Blacksnake) recounting his experiences during the American Revolution on the New York and Pennsylvania frontiers from 1777 to 1783. Chainbreaker's story begins shortly after the first shots were fired in the American War for Independence. He was present at summit meetings in Pittsburgh and Albany when American delegations tried to convince the Iroquois to stay neutral, and he was also at Niagara when British officers successfully swayed Iroquois opinion with a display of wealth and force, veiled threats, and gifts of guns and scalping knives, leading to an alliance with Britain that was to have tragic consequences for thousands of colonists and the entire Iroquois nation.

Chainbreaker's war path led him to some of the fiercest battles and most devastating raids of the Revolution, beginning with the desperate hand-to-hand battle at Oriskany where 'blood was shed in a stream running down the descending ground,' and ending with valiant but vain attempts to stop Continental armies from destroying Iroquois settlements. At the close of the war, Chainbreaker met former adversary George Washington for treaty negotiations and became an emissary for peace to still-hostile western Indian nations.

'I killed. How many I could not tell, for I paid no attention nor kept an account of it. It was a great many. I have thought of it often since, that it was very sinful in the sight of God. Oh, I do think so! But again, I have thought that it was done in honor to protect our own country.' -- Chainbreaker 1 vol, 224 pgs 2002 US, BLACK DOME PRESS
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1-41190 Allen, Robert S. HIS MAJESTY'S INDIAN ALLIES An account of the British Policy in the Defense of Canada, 1774-1815. Covers the AWI, the struggle for the Ohio Valley, and the 1812 campaigns. Book includes chapter notes, appendices, biblio, and an index. 1 vol, 294 pgs 2010 TORONTO, DUNDURN PRESS
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1-203550 Antal, Colonel, John 7 LEADERSHIP LESSONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the Struggle for Independence This book is about leadership. It tells the dramatic story of seven defining leadership moments from the American Revolution.

On these pages you learn about real people facing historic challenges and overcoming what reasonable observers believed were insurmountable odds. More reasonable people might have surrendered or given up. Many reasonable people did. These leaders, thankfully, were unreasonable for the cause of Liberty.

The leadership skills told in these stories are timeless and telling. These leadership stories tell the story of the birth of the United States as well as providing case studies that can improve your leadership at home, business, in your community, in the military or in government. If you wish to improve your personal leadership skill, this book provides the role models for you to study.

Leadership is not about position, it is about influence. You can be a leader no matter what your rank or position. It is not about power, it is about selflessness. You cannot be a good leader unless you can also be a good follower. Good leaders don't shine, they reflect. Lessons like these are the core of this book. The stories in this book are about leaders who were challenged at all corners, adapted, improvised and overcame to win. Leaders like Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, Henry Knox, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington, to name a few, are stories you will want to know and tell.

These leaders knew how to impel teams to succeed under the toughest conditions. These stories will come alive on the pages of this book to fuel your leadership fire and make you a better leader in any endeavor. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2013 US, CASEMATE
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1-64650 Atwood, Rodney HESSIONS, THE The Hessians are infamous in American history for their role as part of the British forces sent to crush the colonists' rebellion in 1776. Yet these German auxiliaries, or mercenaries were only one instance of a frequent military practice, approved by international jurists of the time and used by the British in all their eighteenth-century wars. This study (dealing with one of the six contingents known inaccurately as the Hessians) is the first to make extensive use of manuscript sources in Germany, Britain and America to put the Hessians in their historical context and to examine a number of the myths about them. The encounter of the Americans with the Hessian troops from a disciplined paternalistic society organized for war, with special thoroughness, was not merely the meeting of two military systems, but also of two ways of life, and is thus worthy of study in an age of conflict.

Scarce book, muster roll,casualty lists, good biblio, index 1 vol, 292 pgs 2002 LONDON, CAMBRIDGE UNIV
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2-54060 Babits, Lawrence DEVIL OF A WHIPPING A:The Battle of Cowpens A minute-by-minute account, nineteen maps, tables, chpt. notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 231 pgs 2001 CHAPEL HILL, UNIV OF N.C.
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1-90280 Babits, Lawrence and Howard, Joshua LONG, OBSTINATE, AND BLOODY:Battle of Guilford CH On 15 March 1781, the armies of Nathanael Greene and Lord Charles Cornwallis fought a bitter battle. Drawing on 100's of underutilized records, authors present new detailed account. Maps/illust, biblio 1 vol, 304 pgs 2009 US, UNIVERSITY OF NC
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1-193880 Barker, Thomas M. and Huey, Paul R. THE 1776-1777 NORTHERN CAMPAIGNS OF THE AMERICAN WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE AND THEIR SEQUEL: Contemporary Maps of Mainly German Origin 12x9 with 24 color maps and 8 pages of color uniform plates. The 1776-1777 Northern Campaigns is the first, full-scale presentation in atlas form of the two abortive British-German invasions of New York (Gen. Carleton in 1776 and Gen Burgoyne in 1777) -- events crucial to understanding the rebel American victory in the War for Independence.

The bulk of the maps are from the German archives. The material has previously been little used by researchers in the United States due to linguistic and handwriting barriers. The volume includes transcriptions, translations, and detailed textual analysis of the naval and land operations of 1776 and 1777. It is written from an unusual military-historical perspective -- British, German, loyalist, French Canadian, and First American.

The attack of Benedict Arnold and Richard Montgomery on Quebec City, the colonial assailants' repulse and withdrawal to the Province of New York and the Hudson River corridor, prior actions in the adjacent St. Lawrence-Richelieu river region of Canada, the Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain, the forts at Crown Point and Ticonderoga, and the Battles of Bennington and Saratoga all receive detailed attention.

The last section of the atlas deals with the less known, final phase of combat, in which the British, Germans, refugee tories, Quebec militia, and Amerindians kept the insurgents off balance by mounting numerous small-scale expeditions into New York.

Co-published with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. 1 vol, 239 pgs 2010 NY, PURPLE MOUNTAIN PRESS
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1-205230 Bennett, David A FEW LAWLESS VAGABONDS: Ethan Allen, the Republic of Vermont, and the American Revolution A Few Lawless Vagabonds is an account of the three-way relationship between Ethan Allen, the Republic of Vermont (1777-1791) and the British in Canada during the American Revolution, a work of political and military history. Ethan Allen was a prime mover in the establishment of the Republic (though he was a captive of the British, 1775-1778), then led the fight to maintain its independence from the 'predatory states' of New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts; from the American Continental Congress; and from British attacks on the new state.

In order to defend Vermont's independence, Ethan Allen engaged in secret, unlawful negotiations with the British in Canada, aimed at turning Vermont into a 'separate Government under the Crown.' The attempts of the Allen family to maintain Vermont's independence from its neighbors were successful: Vermont became the 14th State in 1791.

A Few Lawless Vagabonds is the first systematic attempt, using archival sources, to show that the Allens were utterly serious in their aim to turn Vermont into a Crown colony, a project which came close to success late in 1781.

The Ethan Allen that emerges is not as a warrior hero of the American Revolution but as a successful Vermont nationalist who is justly celebrated as the principal founder of the State of Vermont, a rare combination of patriot and betrayer of the public trust. The British leaders who were Ethan's opposite numbers emerge in turn as thoroughly capable military officers and diplomatic negotiators: Sir Henry Clinton, Sir Guy Carleton, and Sir Frederick Haldimand. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2014 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-213990 Bilby, Joseph NEW JERSEY: A Military History The military history of New Jersey, from New Netherland's struggles with the Lenape through colonial wars of empire to 21st century conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, is extensive and significant. New Jersey justly earned the title 'Crossroads of the Revolution' in the War for Independence, and made a significant contribution to the Union victory in the Civil War. The state's position along the Atlantic Coast brought war to the home front in 1812, 1918, and 1942. New Jersey was also the site of Bergen County's Camp Merritt, which processed most of the American soldiers who went overseas in World War I, Fort Dix, a major training base, and Fort Monmouth, a center for military technology development in the 20th century.

New Jersey: A Military History tells the long, diverse, and sometimes complicated story of New Jersey's citizens and their significant and continuing role in America's defense. Over more than 350 years as a colony and state, hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents have served in regular armed forces, militia, and National Guard units or in direct support of those organizations. New Jerseyans in the military include General 'Scotch Willie' Maxwell of Sussex County, an unappreciated Revolutionary War master tactician; First Sergeant George Ashby of Allentown, of Company H, 45th United States Colored Infantry, the state's last surviving Civil War veteran; Clara Maas of Newark, a nurse who sacrificed her life in the effort to eradicate Yellow Fever; Captain William J. Reddan, who led his company into hell during the Meuse-Argonne offensive in 1918; and Medal of Honor winner John Basilone, whose sense of duty and honor led him to return to combat and death in World War II. Complete with maps, an annotated list of historical sites in the state. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2017 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-191870 Bilby, Joseph and Bilby Jenkins, Katherine Monmouth Court House The authors set Monmouth Court House within the context of the American Revolution and the civil war between Tories and Whigs that erupted in New Jersey during that time. The entire campaign and battle are described, including an analysis of the commanders, personnel, organization, training, and weapons of both armies. The book also assesses the historiography and folklore of the battle, including the story of the real Molly Pitcher, the use of the battleground as Civil War muster-in camp, its eventual status as Monmouth Battleground State Park, and current efforts at interpretation and battlefield archaeology and how they have changed our understanding of the battle. 25+ b/w illust, maps, biblio, index.
1 vol, 304 pgs 2010 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-191860 Blackmon, Richard D Dark and Bloody Ground-The American Revolution Along the Southern Frontier In Dark and Bloody Ground: The American Revolution Along the Southern Frontier, historian Richard D. Blackmon uses a wealth of primary source material to recount and explain the events that marked the struggles of American Indians and Anglo-Americans in the colonial South during one of the most turbulent periods of North American history. 25+ b/w illust, maps, biblio, index.
1 vol, 464 pgs 2010 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-972009 Bonk, David 009 CONTINENTAL vs. REDCOAT: Revolutionary War The American Revolutionary War pitched the newly formed Continental Army against the professional British Redcoats - a highly trained organization manned by long-serving and experienced infantrymen with a formidable reputation forged on European battlefields during the Seven Years' War. So, how were the poorly trained, poorly supplied Continental infantry able to hold their own and shape the outcome of the Revolutionary War and establish the future of their young nation?

David Bonk answers this question in a highly illustrated book that looks at the challenges facing both armies, weighing up how each side was able to cope with the day-to-day experiences of the war and using extensive first-hand accounts to allow a modern audience to experience what life was like for soldiers on and off the battlefield during the war.

Contents: Introduction; The opposing sides; Brandywine: September 11, 1777; Monmouth Courthouse: June 28, 1778; Cowpens: January 17, 1781; Analysis; Aftermath; Works Cited; and Index.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-70950 Borick, Carl L. GALLANT DEFENSE, A:The Siege of Charleston 1780 Detailed account of the tactics & strategy during this pivotal Rev War campaign, the author draws on many primary sources, b/w maps/drawings, biblio. 1 vol, 345 pgs 2003 COLUMBIA, UNIV S.CAROLINA
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1-49160 Boyle, Joseph Lee FROM REDCOAT TO REBEL:The Thomas Sullivan Journal Sullivan served from 1775 to 1778 in the 49th Footand saw action during the L.I./New York campaign,he deserted to the Rebels after leaving Phila in1778, everyname index, notes, index. 1 vol, 244 pgs 1997 BOWIE, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-204370 Brayall, Richard WASHINGTON'S SAVIOUR: General John Glover and the American Revolution Even today, he still stands guard over Boston, watching all who approach the 'cradle of the Revolution' by way of Huntingdon Avenue. His visage remains as strong and determined in bronze as it was in real-life flesh and blood.

John Glover has been at this post since 1828, when a grateful Commonwealth of Massachusetts erected this statue to honor the general from Marblehead and his men who time and time again saved the American Revolution from total and final defeat.

A true son of Massachusetts, John Glover impressed George Washington at first sight, and the General continued to call on him for special service throughout the war. Glover developed the first American navy early in the conflict, and his ship Hannah was the first armed vessel to fly American colors. Glover and his men saved Washington, the entire army and the Revolution itself at the battles of Brooklyn and Pell's Point on Long Island. Then, on a cold and wintry night in December of 1776, the 'web-footed warriors' from Marblehead rowed the army across the ice-choked Delaware River to Trenton where Washington won his most famous and his most needed victory.

This book, based on letters, diaries, memoirs and contemporary papers, makes note that Glover was many things to many people and also had his set of demons to fight. And it shows that John Glover was, as the statue noted, at his best as a soldier of the Revolution. Several photographs and an index to full-names, places and subjects add to the value of this work. 1 vol, 292 pgs 2013 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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2-46870 Buchanan, John ROAD TO GUILFORD COURTHOUSE, THE Details of the Revolution in the Carolinas, b/w maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 432 pgs 1999 NY, JOHN WILEY & SON
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1-199620 Burgoyne, Bruce These Were the Hessians The ultimate outcome of the American Revolutionary War was foreordained when England turned to the European continent to obtain soldiers. Rulers of six small German states (Hesse-Cassel, Hesse-Hanau, Brunswick, Waldeck, Ansbach-Bayreuth, and Anhalt-Zerbst) signed treaties with England whereby troop units were placed in English service. These Hessians represented one-third of all combatants serving the Crown during the American Revolutionary War.

They were good soldiers; however, they may have been one of the primary reasons that England lost her American colonies. They came as enemies, but many became compatriots and fellow-fighters for freedom and the independence of the United States. This detailed account of the Hessian's contribution to this nation's growth includes the Waldeck Articles of War, 1775 (both the German and English versions); and examines the role of women with the Hessian units. Seven color plates and a bibliography enhance the text.

The author has researched the role of the Hessians in the American Revolutionary War for more than fifty years; published thirty books, primarily based on his translations of Hessian documents; and lectured on Hessians. He is a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Revolution Roundtable of Philadelphia and the Gold Good Citizen Medal from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. 1 vol, 244 pgs 2008 US, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-73390 Burgoyne, Bruce MOST ILLUSTRIOUS HEREDITARY PRINCE Letters from twenty-six men, most officers, of theHesse-Hanau Regiment, these letters serve asreports on troop activities, logistics, deserters,pay issues etc. 1 vol, 196 pgs 2004 BOWIE, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-86740 Burgoyne, Bruce B. DIARY OF LIEUTENANT von BARDELEBEN Contains the wartime diaries of von Bardeleben andthe Church book of the von Donop Regiment alongwith the regimental journal of QuartermasterJohann Gerog Zinn, index. 1 vol, 218 pgs 2007 US, HERITAGE BOOKS INC
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1-86750 Burgoyne, Bruce B. JOURNAL OF A HESSIAN GRENADIER BATTALION The journal was kept by the quartermaster KarlBauer & describes the movement and battles of theunit along with more day to day events, index. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2005 US, HERITAGE BOOKS INC
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1-45840 Burgoyne, Bruce E. ENEMY VIEWS:AMERICAN REV AS RECORDED BY HESSIONS The editor has translated the majority of the sources used, letters/diaries and regimental records from thirty-four different sources from all the German states but Brunswick, map, index. 1 vol, 616 pgs 1996 BOWIE, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-72920 Burgoyne, Bruce E. HESSE-HANAU ORDER BOOK, A DIARY AND ROSTER Collection of items concerning the Hesse-HanauContigient, contains an anonymous diary possiblywritten by Paul Wihelm Schefer, Order Book ofGeneral von Gall, plus more, full name index. 1 vol, 305 pgs 2003 BOWIE, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-10430 Caruana, Adrian LIGHT BATTALION GUN OF 1776, THE This gun first appeared about 1764 and over the next 12 years was developed into the most versatile of all artillery. The author has given a detailed introduction to the gun, its equipment and its use. He has reproduced specifications of the guns, drill for all manner of movements and manoeuvrings, and contemporary notes on safe handling. 76 pp. 73 illustrations.

1 vol, 72 pgs 1977 NY, MUSEUM RESTORATION
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1-10440 Caruana, Adrian GRASSHOPPERS & BUTTERFLIES:The Light 3# Guns The Light 3 Pounder was the most versatile gun in use during the American Revolution. This book provides documentation on the two guns which were known in America as the Grasshopper and the Butterfly. Included are plans and drawings of the equipment and its side arms and a special section devoted to drill, firing and 1 vol, 32 pgs 1979 NY, MUSEUM RESTORATION
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1-199580 Cecere, Michael WEDDED TO MY SWORD: The Revolutionary War Service of Light Horse Harry Lee 'I believe few Officers either in America or Europe are held in so high a point of estimation as you are.' --Gen. Nathanael Greene to 'Light Horse' Harry Lee - January 27, 1782.

The sentiment expressed by General Nathanael Greene, an officer whose military contributions to American independence are second only to General George Washington, captures the view of most Americans in 1782 regarding Light Horse Harry Lee. In early 1782, twenty-six year old Lieutenant Colonel Lee commanded a legion of mounted and dismounted dragoons that had just completed a spectacular year of military service in the South. Lee's efforts in 1781, in conjunction with General Greene and the American southern army, resulted in the British loss of most of South Carolina and Georgia.

Over the course of 1781, Lee and his legion, often detached from Greene's army, helped screen Greene's desperate retreat to Virginia and then, a few weeks later, captured or destroyed numerous enemy outposts and detachments in South Carolina and Georgia. Lee and his legion played a crucial role in the bloody battles of Guilford Courthouse and Eutaw Springs and the sieges of Augusta and Ninety-Six.

The extraordinary service of Lee and his men in 1781 capped what had already been five years of distinguished military service for Lee. He had reported to General Washington's army as a twenty year old cavalry captain in 1777 and quickly earned a reputation as a bold commander. Lee's daring exploits at Valley Forge, Powles Hook and Springfield, like his extraordinary service in the south, are all chronicled within this book. Readers will undoubtedly conclude that Lee made the right decision when he declined General Washington's invitation in 1778 to join his staff as an aide-de-camp with the assertion that, 'I am wedded to my sword.'

Includes illustrations, maps, bibliography, and an index to names, places, and subjects. 1 vol, 310 pgs 2012 US, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-199600 Cecere, Michael THEY ARE INDEED A VERY USEFUL CORPS: American Riflemen in the Revolutionary War The story of America's riflemen in the Revolutionary War begins with their formation in 1775. First person accounts of their recruitment, long march, and encampment at Boston, introduce readers to the flamboyant and sometimes unruly nature of riflemen. Gripping eyewitness accounts of Benedict Arnold's march and attack on Quebec and of the battles of Long Island, Harlem Heights, Throg's Neck, Fort Washington, Trenton, Princeton, and Brandywine, highlight the unique abilities of riflemen and their important role in the war.

Nowhere is this role more evident than in the American victory at Saratoga. First hand accounts of the battle provide a detailed image of the fight and the crucial part Daniel Morgan's riflemen played. The importance of riflemen is also evident in their service on the frontier of New York and in the southern battles of King's Mountain and Cowpens, all of which are chronicled by participants. The numerous primary accounts of riflemen in the war help readers better understand and appreciate the service of these men and may cause them to conclude, as General Washington did in 1776, that the riflemen are indeed a very useful corps.

Several maps, bibliography, and an index to names, places and subjects enhance the text. 1 vol, 238 pgs 2007 US, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-208250 Cecere, Michael SECOND TO NO MAN BUT THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF: Hugh Mercer: American Patriot Mercer was not a native of the American colonies. He fled from Scotland in 1746 after the Battle of Culloden and settled on the Pennsylvania frontier to avoid possible arrest for his participation at Culloden. When the French and Indian War erupted nearly a decade later, Mercer's neighbors tapped him to command a company of militia. Mercer quickly rose in the ranks and eventually commanded a battalion of Pennsylvania provincial soldiers as well as the garrison at Fort Pitt (captured Fort Duquesne).

After seven years of military service, Mercer was discharged from the Pennsylvania Regiment in 1761 and settled in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He married, raised a family, and established a very successful medical practice. When the decade long political dispute with Great Britain turned violent in 1775, Virginia's political leaders considered Hugh Mercer for command of one of Virginia's two regiments of regular troops.

After two close ballots, the Virginia Convention opted instead to appoint Virginia natives Patrick Henry and William Woodford to command. Mercer was selected a few months later to command the 3rd Virginia Regiment, but six months after his appointment the Continental Congress elevated him to the rank of Brigadier General in the Continental Army and he left Virginia to assume command of the newly formed Flying Camp in New Jersey.

While he served in the northern theater, Mercer played a critical role in the battles of Trenton and Princeton, two battles that helped save the American army and American independence. Sadly, General Mercer did not live to see the victorious end to America's struggle; he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Princeton in 1777. Congress honored Mercer with a statue that still stands in Fredericksburg and several townships and counties have honored his memory by taking his name.

This book chronicles Mercer's life and service and in doing so validate the observation of Major James Wilkinson, a veteran of the Revolutionary War, who wrote that: In General Mercer we lost a chief, who for education, experience, talents, disposition, integrity, and patriotism, was second to no man but the commander in chief, and was qualified to fill the highest trusts of the country. 1 vol, 200 pgs 2015 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-209210 Cecere, Michael AN OFFICER OF VERY EXTRAORDINARY MERIT: Charles Porterfield and the American War for Independence: 1775-1780 Charles Porterfield was one of many Virginians who helped secure America's independence. He served in Daniel Morgan's rifle company at Boston and Quebec. He commanded a company in Morgan's 11th Virginia Regiment as well as William Maxwell's Light Infantry Corps.

Porterfield fought in the battles of Cooches Bridge, Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth, and endured the hardships of Valley Forge. He returned to Virginia in 1779 and served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the state garrison regiment. In 1780, he led a relief detachment to South Carolina and initiated the Battle of Camden.

The distinguished service of Charles Porterfield and his men is chronicled through numerous first person accounts. The excitement caused by the riflemen at Boston, the grueling march through the wilderness of Maine, the storming of Quebec in a blizzard, the action at Cooches Bridge, Brandywine, Germantown, the hardships at Valley Forge, and lastly, in one of the best first person narratives of the Revolutionary War, the early morning engagement between Colonel Porterfield's and Colonel Tarleton's advance guards at Camden, are all vividly described in the book.

Charles Porterfield, and the men he served with, endured much for the cause of liberty. Their service is remembered here, in their own words. Includes maps, bibliography, and an index. 1 vol, 180 pgs 2015 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-209220 Cecere, Michael THEY BEHAVED LIKE SOLDIERS: Captain John Chilton and the Third Virginia Regiment 1775-1778 Captain John Chilton's letters and diary offer insight into the more routine aspects of life in the American army during the Revolutionary War, along with detailed observations of his military experiences, the marches, battles, hardships and frustrations. His letters are full of inquires and instructions for his children, and express pride and concern for the men of his company.

Struggles in camp and on the march, encounters with fellow officers and local inhabitants, and the hopes and expectations of Chilton and his men are highlighted. The Third Virginia Regiment was the first unit of Virginia regulars to join General Washington's army in New York. They served, with distinction, at Harlem Heights, Trenton, Morristown, Brandywine, Germantown, and Valley Forge. Several maps, a bibliography, and an index augment the text. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2015 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-213980 Cecere, Michael THE INVASION OF VIRGINIA: 1781 The American War for Independence was fought in nearly every colony, but some colonies witnessed far more conflict than others. In the first half of the war, the bulk of military operations were concentrated in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. A shift in British strategy southward after the Battle of Monmouth in 1778 triggered numerous military engagements in 1779 and 1780 in Georgia and the Carolinas.

Surprisingly, Virginia, the largest of the original thirteen colonies, saw relatively little fighting for the first six years of the Revolutionary War. This changed in 1781 when British and American forces converged on Virginia. The war's arrival did not result from one particular decision or event, but rather, a series of incidents and battles beginning in the fall of 1780 at Kings Mountain, South Carolina.

Benedict Arnold's sudden appearance in Virginia in early 1781 with 1,600 seasoned British troops and his successful raid up the James River to Richmond and subsequent occupation of Portsmouth, demonstrated Virginia's vulnerability to attack and the possibility that the colonies could be divided and subdued piecemeal, a strategy Britain had attempted to deploy several times earlier in the war.

British General Henry Clinton's decision to reinforce Arnold in Virginia expanded Britain's hold on the colony while events in North Carolina, including the battle of Guilford Court House, led British General Charles Cornwallis to conclude that defeating the Patriots in Virginia was the key to ending the war. As a result, Cornwallis marched his army north in May 1781 to assume command of what was now a very powerful British force of over 7,000 troops. The war had returned to Virginia with a vengeance, and how it did so and what happened as a result is the focus of The Invasion of Virginia 1781. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2017 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-62880 Clarke, Ernest SIEGE OF FORT CUMBERLAND, THE: 1776 An absorbing study of the divided loyalties that saw the supporters of independence beaten during the 1776 siege and other small actions in Nova Scotia. Period maps, b/w illust, chapter notes, bibliography, and index. 1 vol, 302 pgs 1995 MONTREAL, MCGILL UNIVER
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1-51370 Coleman, Kenneth AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN GEORGIA, 1763-1789 Analysis of the Whig (coastal) or Tory (upcountry) conflict and the explanation of the Georgian fight for independence. Starts 15 years prior to revolt, then proceeds through the Revolutionary years. Appendices, chapter notes, biblio, and index. 1 vol, 352 pgs 1958 ATHENS, UNIV OF GEORGIA
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1-76790 Cook, Frederick JOURNALS OF THE EXPEDITION AGAINST THE SIX NATIONS This work is the collection of 26 journals byofficers who participated in Sullivan's campaignin 1779, each journal is preceded by a bio sketch,(8) fold out maps, officer roster, index. 1 vol, 602 pgs 2004 US, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-199960 Corbett, Theodore NO TURNING POINT: The Saratoga Campaign in Perspective The Battle of Saratoga in 1777 ended with British General John Burgoyne surrendering to the American rebel army commanded by General Horatio Gates. Historians have long seen Burgoyne's defeat as a turning point in the American Revolution because it convinced France to join the war on the side of the colonies, thus ensuring American victory. But that traditional view of Saratoga overlooks the complexity of the situation on the ground.

Setting the battle in its social and political context, Theodore Corbett examines Saratoga and its aftermath as part of ongoing conflicts among the settlers of the Hudson and Champlain valleys of New York, Canada, and Vermont. This long, more local view reveals that the American victory actually resolved very little. He examines the roles not only of enlisted Patriot and Redcoat soldiers but also of landowners, tenant farmers, townspeople, American Indians, Loyalists, and African Americans.

He begins the story in the 1760s, when the first large influx of white settlers arrived in the New York and New England backcountry. Ethnic and religious strife marked relations among the colonists from the outset. Conflicting claims issued by New York and New Hampshire to the area that eventually became Vermont turned the skirmishes into a veritable civil war.

These pre-Revolution conflicts - which determined allegiances during the Revolution - were not affected by the military outcome of the Battle of Saratoga. After Burgoyne's defeat, the British retained control of the upper Hudson-Champlain valley and mobilized Loyalists and Native allies to continue successful raids there even after the Revolution. The civil strife among the colonists continued into the 1780s, as the American victory gave way to violent strife amounting to class warfare. Corbett ends his story with conflicts over debt in Vermont, New Hampshire, and finally Massachusetts, where the sack of Stockbridge - part of Shay's Rebellion in 1787 - was the last of the civil disruptions that had roiled the landscape for the previous twenty years. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2012 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-205720 Corrado, Dr. Gary THE BLACK HUSSARS: A Brief and Concise History of Frederick Diemar's Hussars Captain Diemar's Troop of Hussars was raised in 1779. This unit was composed mainly of escaped German prisoners of war from the various Brunswick regiments that had accompanied Burgoyne at Saratoga. Having made their way back to New York without their officers, these men had become somewhat unruly but were well suited for service in a unique independent hussar troop. Hussars were cavalry troops who dressed lightly, traveled quickly on fast horses and could inflict a devastating blow on the enemy at just the right moment during battle.

Diemar's Hussars found themselves attached to Provincial regiments, including Tarleton's Legion and the Queen's Rangers, and they served in the environs of the British garrison in New York City. They were involved in numerous skirmishes in the area known as the 'no-man's land' in Westchester County, participated in raids into New Jersey, and patrolled the north shore of Long Island against Connecticut whaleboat raiders.

The Rangers also had a hussar company, and given the fact that the Black Hussars, as they were to become known, spent much of their time with, and eventually were joined to the Rangers, their dress was similar. The illustration on the cover depicts their previously unknown appearance, based on documentation which is presented in this work. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-55760 Cronau, Rudolf ARMY OF THE AMERCIAN REVOLUTION AND ITS ORGANIZER Well written narrative of Baron von Steuben'smolding of the American rebels into a motivated,highly disciplined force, illust, full name index. 1 vol, 153 pgs 1999 BOWIE, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-196110 Cubbison, Douglas THE AMERICAN NORTHERN THEATER ARMY IN 1776: The Ruin and Reconstruction of the Continental Force The American War for Independence was under way before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but the Continental Army didn't have the force to back up the words. This history explores the army's early failures in Canada, with desertion and disease common among the ranks, and how new leadership disciplined and reorganized the army and set the stage for a key victory at Saratoga in 1777. 12 photos, notes, bibliography, index. 1 vol, 326 pgs 2011 US, McFARLAND & COMPANY
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1-196160 Cubbison, Douglas THE BRITISH ARTILLERY IN THE 1776 VALCOUR ISLAND AND 1777 SARATOGA CAMPAIGNS Highlights the efforts and contributions of the British Corps of Artillery in the Valcour Island campaign of 1776 and the Saratoga Campaign of 1777, recounting the participation by both the British Royal Artillery and that of the Hesse Hanau Artillery, who served as hired allies of the British. This history focuses on the tactical, logistical, and command functions of the Royal Artillery by making considerable use of primary sources, many of them utilized for the first time in this study. It concludes with a detailed examination of the British artillery pieces used during this campaign and makes an effort to identify the current location of all documented Saratoga artillery pieces. Artillery buffs and students of the War for American Independence will find this book to be of interest. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2008 NY, PURPLE MOUNTAIN PRESS
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1-197130 Cubbison, Douglas BURGOYNE AND THE SARATOGA CAMPAIGN: His Papers Assesses how the British general's leadership contributed to the Revolutionary War's major turning point with

The American victory over the British at Saratoga in 1777 was arguably the pivotal event of the American Revolutionary War. The British defeat led France and Spain to declare war on Britain, transforming a colonial uprising into a world war and, by distracting the British with a European conflict, assuring the colonists' success. The British troops at Saratoga were led by Lieutenant General John Burgoyne, and two years after his defeat he faced a parliamentary investigation into his conduct of the campaign.

Cubbison presents the papers that Burgoyne gathered preparatory to his appearance before Parliament, together with Cubbison's own interpretive narrative of the campaign, based on these documents and other sources. The papers, most of them published here for the first time, comprise Burgoyne's correspondence with the governor general of Canada, the British secretary of state for America, and the commander of the British army during the Saratoga expedition. The letters and reports outline the campaign's political organization and planning, logistical preparations, and implementation.

Includes 11 b/w illust and 4 maps. 1 vol, 408 pgs 2011 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-12810 Cuneo, John R. ROBERT ROGERS OF THE RANGERS Excellent account of Rogers from F&I wars to the American Revolution to his end in London slums. 1 vol, 308 pgs 1987 NY, RICHARDSON & STEIRMAN
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1-21880 Curtis, Edward E. BRITISH ARMY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Examines the failure of the British Army, several appendices, biblio, index. 1 vol, 223 pgs 1999 NY, CORNER HOUSE PUBS
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1-193310 Dansey, William CAPTURED REBEL FLAG: THE LETTERS OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM DANSEY 33RD REGIMENT OF FOOT 1776-1777 William Dansey served with the 33rd Regiment in the British Army in America from 1776 until the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783. In January 1776 he was appointed Captain of his regiment's Light Infantry Company. During the war he was often in independent actions such as raids into rebel territory or scouting ahead of the main body of the army. He served in the First Light Infantry Battalion at the Battle of Brandywine along with light infantry companies from other regiments.

Just before the Battle of Brandywine in September 1777 he was involved in a skirmish with the Delaware Militia and captured their flag and the Militia Commander's baggage. The fascinating series of letters home in this publication describe army life during the war as well as the skirmishes and battles he fought in. (2) color and (1) b/w plates.
1 vol, 56 pgs 2010 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-212870 Daughan, Geroge REVOLUTION ON THE HUDSON: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than New York City, the Hudson River, and the surrounding counties. Political and military leaders on both sides viewed the Hudson River Valley as the American jugular, which, if cut, would quickly bleed the rebellion to death.

Revolution on the Hudson makes the bold new argument that Britain's attempt to cut off New England never would have worked, and that doggedly pursuing dominance of the Hudson ultimately cost the crown her colonies. It unpacks intricate military maneuvers on land and sea, introduces the personalities presiding over each side's strategy, and reinterprets the vagaries of colonial politics to offer a thrilling response to one of our most vexing historical questions: How could a fledgling nation have defeated the most powerful war machine of the era? 1 vol, 432 pgs 2016 US, W. W. Norton
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1-81660 Desjardin, Thomas THROUGH A HOWLING WILDERNESS:Arnold to Quebec 1775 A gripping account of Benedict Arnold's march onFort Quebec with 1100 soldiers, many who were lostbefore they got to Quebec and almost took Canadafrom the British, biblio, index. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2005 NY, ST MARTINS PRESS
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1-972010 Diamond, Jon 010 CHINDIT vs JAPANESE INFANTRYMAN: 1943-44 In order to keep China in the war against the Japanese, the Western Allies believed they had to return to Northern Burma. Colonel Orde Wingate, a military maverick and proponent of guerrilla warfare, knew that a different type of British infantryman was required for this role - the Chindit, indoctrinated with special training - to re-enter the jungles and mountains of Northern Burma in order to combat the victorious Japanese forces there.

The Chindits' opponents would include the 18th Division, one of Imperial Japan's most seasoned formations, which by 1941 had already accumulated as much operational experience as most Anglo-American divisions would acquire in the entire 1939-45 war.

In a host of encounters the two sides clashed repeatedly in the harsh conditions of the Burmese jungle; the intended role and subsequent operational performance of the Chindits remains fraught with controversy today. Featuring full-color artwork, specially drawn maps, and archive photographs, this study offers key insights into the tactics, leadership, combat performance, and subsequent reputations of six representative Chindit and Japanese infantry. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-37230 Dohla, Johann Conrad trans by Bruce E. Burgoyne HESSIAN DIARY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION This unique diary, written by one of the thirty thousand Hessian troops whose services were sold to George III to suppress the American Revolution, is the most complete and informative primary account of the Revolution from the common soldier's point of view. Johann Conrad D 1 vol, 300 pgs 1993 NORMAN, UNIV OF OKLAHOMA
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1-196120 Dornfest, Walter MILITARY LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Officers and Regiments, 1775-1783 This book focuses not only on those officers residing within the borders of the 13 rebellious American colonies, but also on those of the Canadian command and the officers serving in the Caribbean Basin. Part One lists officers alphabetically, including each officer's dates of birth and death, his home and station in life at the outbreak of war, and his family relationships, along with his years of service, military rank and other relevant notes on his military career. Part Two includes brief descriptions of Loyalist military organizations, arranged into four geographical groupings indicating command authority. Glossary, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. 1 vol, 524 pgs 2011 US, McFARLAND & COMPANY
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1-70050 Draper, Lyman C. KING'S MOUNTAIN & ITS HEROES Account of the Battle & the events leading up toit, many maps/illust, appendicies include diaries,personal accounts, letters, official reports, bothfull name & subject index, a great battle history. 1 vol, 612 pgs 2002 BOWIE, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-27510 Dunnigan, Brian Leigh FORTS WITHIN A FORT:Niagara's Redoubts 8.5x11, a history of the stone towers that have dominated the land-front at Niagara, 100+ illust. 1 vol, 104 pgs 1990 NY, OLD FORT NIAGARA ASSC
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1-67990 Dunnigan, Brian Leigh illust by Dirk Gringhuis KING'S MEN AT MACKINAC History of the sixteen British units garrisonedat Fort Mackinac between 1780-1796, color illust. 1 vol, 38 pgs 2001 US, MACKINAC STATE PARK
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1-81500 Dwyer, William M. DAY IS OURS, THE November 1776 - January 1777, an inside view of Battles of Trenton and Princeton. Index, chapter notes, extensive biblio. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2001 NEW BRUNSWICK, RUTGERS
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1-202060 Edgar, Gregory T CAMPAIGN 1776: The Road to Trenton In July 1776, after more than a year of war, the Continental Congress declared independence from England. The year's events are tracked in this narrative, which is interspersed with eyewitness descriptions and journal accounts that bring the action into focus.

After the Continental Army forced the British out of Boston in March, everything seemed to go downhill. A series of morale-draining defeats threatened the very existence of George Washington's army. With the end of the year approaching and enlistments about to expire, and perhaps with them the Revolution itself, Washington concluded, 'desperate times require desperate solutions.' He led his remnant of an army across the Delaware on Christmas night, and marched through a blizzard to surprise the enemy at Trenton, New Jersey.

A lengthy bibliography and a full name index make this a helpful resource for students of the Revolutionary War. Several maps illustrate the battles of Charleston, Long Island, Fort Washington, Trenton and Princeton. 1 vol, 442 pgs 2005 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-34670 Edgar, Gregory T. LIBERTY OR DEATH:The Northern Campaigns in the AWI Built around excerpts from surviving accounts of the American, German and British participants, covers the campaigns for Hudson, Lakes George & Champlain, b/w maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 397 pgs 1994 BOWIE, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-69480 Edgar, Walter PARTISANS AND REDCAOTS The story of the 'first civil war' in So Carolina, Tories vs Rebels, b/w illust/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2002 NY, HARPER COLLONS
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1-88064 Ellis, George E. BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL, THE Originally published 1875, (1) map. A detailed study of the battle, O/B's. 1 vol, 46 pgs 2008 US, NAFZIGER COLLECTION
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1-70540 Fanning, Nathaniel FANNING'S NARRATIVE:Memoirs of Nathaniel Fanning Fanning an officer(midshipman) in the AmericanNavy 1778-83 recounts his experiences, alsoincludes his later life in France & as a privateernew index. 1 vol, 232 pgs 2003 BOWIE, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-73460 Fisher, David Hackett WASHINGTON'S CROSSING Detailed examination of this critical campaign, 100+ b/w illust, 15 b/w maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 608 pgs 2004 LONDON, OXFORD UNIV PRESS
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2-73460 Fisher, David Hackett WASHINGTON'S CROSSING Detailed examination of this critical campaign, 100+ b/w illust, 15 b/w maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 576 pgs 2006 LONDON, OXFORD UNIV PRESS
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1-65140 Fortescue, Sir John, new intro by John Shy WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE, THE:British Army 1775-1783 Extracted from 'A History of the British Army Vol. 3' -- comprehensive account of the British Army during the American Revolution, 8 maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2001 LONDON, GREENHILL BOOKS
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2-74690 Gaff, Alan D. BAYONETS IN THE WILDERNESS The author examines Anthony Wayne's Legion in the Old Northwest, maps/illust, biblio, index.

In Bayonets in the Wilderness, Alan D. Gaff explores a long-neglected period in American history to tell the complete story of how the U.S. Army conquered the first American frontier-the Northwest Territory. Wayne's successful campaign led to the creation of a standing army for the country and set the standard for future conflicts and treaties with American Indians. Countering the popular impression of Wayne as 'mad,' Gaff depicts him as a thoughtful, resolute, and diplomatic officer whose masterfully organized campaign brought an end in 1794 to forty years of border fighting.

Gaff's account brings to light alliances between Indian forces and the British military, demonstrating that British troops still conducted operations on American soil long after the supposed end of the American Revolution.

1 vol, 416 pgs 2008 US, UNIV OF OKLAHOMA
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1-56420 Gallup, Andrew SKETCH OF THE VIRGINIA SOLDIER IN THE REVOLUTION A short history of the Virginian soldier from thebattle of Trenton to the campaigns in the South,battle maps of Great Bridge, Trenton, Brandywine,Germantown, Cowpens & more, many line drawings. 1 vol, 126 pgs 1999 BOWIE, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-214010 Geake, Robert FROM SLAVES TO SOLDIERS: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution In December 1777, the Continental army was encamped at Valley Forge and faced weeks of cold and hunger, as well as the prospect of many troops leaving as their terms expired in the coming months. If the winter were especially cruel, large numbers of soldiers would face death or contemplate desertion. Plans were made to enlist more men, but as the states struggled to fill quotas for enlistment, Rhode Island general James Mitchell Varnum proposed the historic plan that a regiment of slaves might be recruited from his own state, the smallest in the union, but holding the largest population of slaves in New England.

The commander in chief's approval of the plan would set in motion the forming of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment. The 'black regiment,' as it came to be known, was composed of indentured servants, Narragansett Indians, and former slaves. This was not without controversy. While some in the Rhode Island Assembly and in other states railed that enlisting slaves would give the enemy the impression that not enough white men could be raised to fight the British, owners of large estates gladly offered their slaves and servants, both black and white, in lieu of a son or family member enlisting. The regiment fought with distinction at the battle of Rhode Island, and once joined with the 2nd Rhode Island before the siege of Yorktown in 1781, it became the first integrated battalion in the nation's history. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2017 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-210600 Gilbert, Oscar & Catherine TRUE FOR THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY: The Second Spartan Regiment in the American Revolution Following their defeat at Saratoga in upstate New York in 1777, the British decided to implement a Southern Strategy to roll up the rebellious colonies from Georgia through the Carolinas to Virginia. Instead, they triggered a savage partisan war of raids, ambushes, assassinations, and large pitched battles that rivaled any fought in the northern colonies.

Untrained Patriot militiamen - occasionally stiffened by contingents of the Continental Line - were pitted against Britain's Cherokee and Creek allies, Loyalist militia, and British regulars led by General Cornwallis and his two ablest subordinates, Patrick Ferguson and the ruthless Banastre 'Bloody Ban' Tarleton.

In October 1780 the Loyalist militia was virtually destroyed at King's Mountain, the battle that Lord Clinton, the British commander in Chief, said was 'the first link in a chain of events that followed each other in regular succession until they at last ended in the total loss of America.' Other defeats at Blackstock's Farm and Cowpens, and a Pyhrric victory at Guilford Courthouse, gutted the British Southern Army and drove Cornwallis north to encirclement and surrender at Yorktown.

This study uses battlefield terrain analysis and the words of the officers and common soldiers, from pension records and little-known interviews, to bring to life the crucial role of one militia regiment - the Second Spartans of South Carolina -- that fought in virtually every action of the vicious back-country war that decided the fate of America. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 US, CASEMATE
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1-70960 Gordon, John W. SOUTH CAROLINA & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Battlefield Histories Battlefield by battlefield study of the numerous battles/campaigns from 1775 to 1783 in South Carolina. More battles were fought in SC than any other state. Includes b/w maps, biblio, and index. 1 vol, 260 pgs 2008 US, UNIV S.CAROLINA
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1-198420 Greene, Jerome THE GUNS OF INDEPENDENCE: The Siege of Yorktown, 1781 A complete and balanced examination of the siege and the participants involved. Greene's study is based upon extensive archival research and first-hand archaeological investigation of the battlefield. This fresh and invigorating study will satisfy everyone interested in American Revolutionary history, artillery, siege tactics, and brilliant leadership. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2009 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-61040 Hackett Fischer, David PAUL REVERE'S RIDE The true story of Paul Revere, he was an organizer& leader of the New England Militia, new evidencesuggests that they stood against the British sixtimes, chpt notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 445 pgs 1994 NEW YORK, OXFORD PRESS
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1-68820 Haller, Stephen WILLIAM WASHINGTON: Cavalryman of the Revolution Well written bio on the 'arm' of General Greene,Washington served throughout the war, but is bestremembered for the Southern campaigns, (8) battlemaps, b/w illust, chpt notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 237 pgs 2001 BOWIE, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-205400 Harris, Michael BRANDYWINE: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777 Brandywine Creek meanders through the Pennsylvania countryside today, but on September 11, 1777, it served as the scenic backdrop for the largest battle of the American Revolution, one that encompassed more troops over more land than any combat fought on American soil until the Civil War.

Long overshadowed by the stunning American victory at Saratoga, the complex British campaign that defeated George Washington's colonial army and led to the capture of the capital city of Philadelphia was one of the most important military events of the war.

Michael C. Harris's impressive Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777, is the first full-length study of this pivotal engagement in many years. 1 vol, 528 pgs 2014 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-60500 Hartmann, John W. AMERICAN PARTISAN, THE: Henry Lee 1776-1780 Based extensively on primary sources, the author details not only Lee's military career but also the role he played in gathering intelligence and foraging. Also, his role in commanding the Partisan Corps is covered. B/w maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 246 pgs 1999 PA, WHITE MANE PUBLISHING
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2-60500 Hartmann, John W. AMERICAN PARTISAN, THE:Henry Lee 1776-1780 Based extensively on primary sources, the authordetails not olny Lee's military career but alsothe role he played in gathering intelligence andforaging, b/w maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 246 pgs 1999 PA, WHITE MANE PUBLISHING
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1-74210 Henderson, Archibald CONQUEST OF THE OLD SOUTHWEST 1740-1790 8.5x11, the story of the early pioneers into Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Kentucky, b/w maps/illust, great read, full for the gamer of small action/skirmish. 1 vol, 85 pgs 2004 CROWN POINT, SYW ASSOCIAT
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2-60240 Johnston, Henry P. YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN AND THE SURRENDER OF CORNWALLIS Classic account, o/b's, casualty lists, illust. 1 vol, 206 pgs 1958 NY, HARPER AND BROTHERS
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1-84300 Katcher, Phillip UNIFORMS OF THE CONTINENTAL SOLDIER 8.5x11, chapters on each of the thirteen states,hundreds of references, biblio, index. 1 vol, 230 pgs 1981 YORK PA, GEORGE SHUMWAY
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1-74590 Ketchum, Richard M. VICTORY AT YORKTOWN The author analyzes the Campaign that won the Revolution, 4 pages of maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2004 NY, HENRY HOLT COMPANY
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1-214340 Kling, Sterphen THE BATTLE OF ST. LOUIS, THE ATTACK ON CAHOKIA AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN THE WEST Compared to events that occurred in the East, the American Revolutionary War in the West has received sparse attention despite its major impact on the geographical extent of the United States after the war. Large format book in all color with a few hundred images (new art, maps, prints, museum photos, etc) and over 22 pages of footnotes.

By 1779, the Americans, under George Rogers Clark, had wrested away most of the eastern side of the Mississippi River from the British. The same year, the Spanish, who controlled the western side of the Mississippi River, entered the war against the British. Orders were issued from the highest levels in Great Britain to sweep the Americans and Spanish from both sides of the Mississippi River. While coordinating several separate attacks, the centerpiece of the grand plan was the descent from the north by a huge British-led Indian contingent upon St. Louis and Cahokia, which suffered simultaneous attacks on May 26, 1780.

This book covers not only those attacks and the entire British grand plan in detail, but also the Willing expedition; the Spanish conquests of Baton Rouge, Mobile, and Pensacola; the attack on Arkansas Post; the final peace treaties; the Louisiana Purchase; the uniforms of the combatants; and a biography of Fernando De Leyba - the defender of St. Louis. 1 vol, 328 pgs 2017 US, THE HISTORICAL GAME COMPANY
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1-202380 Krebbs, Daniel A GENEROUS AND MERCIFUL ENEMY: Life for German Prisoners of War During the American Revolution Explores German POW experiences during the American War of Independence.

Some 37,000 soldiers from six German principalities, collectively remembered as Hessians, entered service as British auxiliaries in the American War of Independence. At times, they constituted a third of the British army in North America, and thousands of them were imprisoned by the Americans. Despite the importance of Germans in the British war effort, historians have largely overlooked these men. Draws on research in German military records and common soldiers' letters and diaries.

Setting his account in the context of British and European politics and warfare, Krebs explains the motivations of the German states that provided contract soldiers for the British army. We think of the Hessians as mercenaries, but, as he shows, many were conscripts. Some were new recruits; others, veterans. Some wanted to stay in the New World after the war. Krebs further describes how the Germans were made prisoners, either through capture or surrender, and brings to life their experiences in captivity from New England to Havana, Cuba.

Krebs discusses prison conditions in detail, addressing both the American approach to war prisoners and the prisoners' responses to their experience. He assesses American efforts as a 'generous and merciful enemy' to use the prisoners as economic, military, and propagandistic assets. In the process, he never loses sight of the impact of imprisonment on the POWs themselves.

Adding new dimensions to an important but often neglected topic in military history, Krebs probes the origins of the modern treatment of POWs. An epilogue describes an almost-forgotten 1785 treaty between the United States and Prussia, the first in western legal history to regulate the treatment of prisoners of war. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2013 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-55780 Kwasny, Mark V. WASHINGTON'S PARTISAN WAR:1775-1783 Systematic analysis of the role of the State Militias in both the regular battles and as a police force that controlled the rear areas, chpt.notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 425 pgs 1996 KENT, KENT STATE UNIV
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1-67680 LaCrosse, Richard B. REVOLUTIONARY RANGERS:DANIEL MORGAN'S RIFLEMEN Details the their role on the northern frontier1778-1783, complete account of their weapons,battle record, appendices on dress, equipage andarms, muster role, b/w illust, fullname index. 1 vol, 221 pgs 2002 BOWIE, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-40680 Lambert, Robert Stansbury SOUTH CAROLINA LOYALISTS IN THE AMERICAN REV. Complete study, who they were, were they fought, b/w maps, illust, chapter notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 352 pgs 1987 COLUMBIA, UNIV'SITY OF SC
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1-209230 Langer, Christine BAYLOR'S REGIMENT: The Third Continental Light Dragoons Colonel George Baylor was given command of the Third Regiment of Continental Light Dragoons, which would always be known as Baylor's Regiment. The men covered in this book were almost entirely recruited from Virginia, with some men from North Carolina, but who, after the war, settled and raised families not only in Virginia, but in surrounding states, including Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Colonel Baylor, who inspired life-long loyalty in his men, was wounded during 'Baylor's Massacre' in September 1778 and was never able to return to active command. The officers of the Third Regiment have been well documented, based on regimental returns, but the one surviving muster roll of the troops gives us only a snapshot of the men. In order to identify them, it has been necessary to search letters written to and from the regimental officers, quartermaster records, and post-war sources, such as state and federal pension records, rejected pension applications, and bounty land warrants.

Due to this scarcity of documentation, it is not possible to compile a complete listing of the men of the Third Continental Light Dragoons; however, the men and their accounts summarized herein give us insight into their service and the hardships suffered during the war, the battles they fought in, their families, the friendships they made, and quite often, the poverty resulting from their inability to work due to their war wounds. A bibliography and a full-name index add to the value of this work. 1 vol, 220 pgs 2012 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-199590 Lawrence, Frederick A Journal of Occurrences along the Rebel Coast Collection of accounts of naval events during the Revolutionary War in the waters south and west of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; namely Nantucket Sound, Vineyard Sound, and Buzzards Bay. The author has stitched together a riveting story from letters, newspaper articles, and other contemporary sources that will make readers feel that they are experiencing this exciting period of history first-hand. Dispassionate treatment is given to both the Patriot and Loyalist perspectives. The text is enhanced by illustrations, a full name index, and references. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2008 US, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-197420 Lefkowitz, Arthur BENEDICT ARNOLD'S ARMY: The 1775 American Invasion of Canada During the Revolutionary War Excellent book.

A brilliant American combat officer and this country's most famous traitor, Benedict Arnold is one of the most fascinating and complicated people to emerge from American history. His contemporaries called Arnold 'the American Hannibal' after he successfully led more than 1,000 men through the savage Maine wilderness in 1775. The objective of Arnold and his heroic corps was the fortress city of Quebec, the capital of British-held Canada.

The epic campaign is the subject of Benedict Arnold's Army, a fascinating campaign to bring Canada into the war as the 14th colony. The initiative for the assault came from George Washington who learned that a fast moving detachment could surprise Quebec by following a chain of rivers and lakes through the Maine wilderness. Washington picked Col. Benedict Arnold, an obscure and controversial Connecticut officer, to command the corps who signed up for the secret mission. Arnold believed that his expedition would reach Quebec City in twenty days.

The route turned out to be 270 miles of treacherous rapids, raging waterfalls, and trackless forests that took months to traverse. At times Arnold's men were up to their waists in freezing water dragging and pushing their clumsy boats through surging rapids and hauling them up and over waterfalls. In one of the greatest exploits in American military history, Arnold led his famished corps through the early winter snow, up and over the Appalachian Mountains, and on to Quebec. Benedict Arnold's Army covers a largely unknown but important period of Arnold's life.

Award-winning author Arthur Lefkowitz provides important insights into Arnold's character during the earliest phase of his military career, showing his aggressive nature, need for recognition, experience as a competitive businessman, and his obsession with honor that started him down the path to treason. Lefkowitz extensively researched Arnold's expedition and made numerous trips along the same route that Arnold's army took. Benedict Arnold's Army also contains a closing chapter with detailed information and maps for readers who wish to follow the expedition's route from the coast of Maine to Quebec City. 20 b/w photos and illust. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2008 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-88610 Lefkowitz, Arthur BENEDICT ARNOLD'S ARMY: American Invasion of Canada His contemporaries called Arnold the American Hannibal after he successfully led more than 1000 men through the Maine Wilderness to attack Quebec. A rousing tale, 20 b/w photos/illust/maps, and biblio.

A fascinating read. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2008 US, SAVAS BEATTIE
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1-98600 Leiby, Adrian C. REVOLUTIONARY WAR IN THE HACKENSACK VALLEY, THE The Jersy Dutch and the Neutral Valley, depictsthe 'civil war' in Begen County NJ. B/w illust &plates, maps, excellent biblio, index 1 vol, 329 pgs 1980 NEW BUNSWICK, RUTGERS UNV
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1-205730 Lewis, Chrales H CUT OFF: Colonel Jedediah Huntington's 17th Continental (Connecticut) Regiment at the Battle of Long Island, August 27,1776 The American Revolutionary War was just a little over one year old, when, shortly after midnight on the 27th of August 1776, the British Army began an attack in force on a small number of picket guards stationed in advance of the right wing of the American Army just south of Brooklyn, New York. Thus began what is generally known as the Battle of Long Island, arguably the largest battle of an extended and sanguinary conflict that was to last six more years.

Retreating precipitously, the terrified pickets sent word of the attack to George Washington's main army encamped behind fortified positions about three miles to the north. From there, American General William Alexander (Lord Stirling) was immediately dispatched with the regiments available to him south along the Gowanus Road to meet the British threat.

One of those American regiments was Colonel Jedediah Huntington's 17th Continental Regiment, made up of men primarily from eastern Connecticut. Arriving at the scene of action, Lord Stirling sent Colonel Huntington's Regiment, with parts of two other regiments, into the wooded hills inland from the Bay to protect his exposed left flank.

In doing so, the general unwittingly sent Huntington's Regiment into oblivion. What happened to the Connecticut men of Huntington's 17th Continental Regiment after they marched off into what was the most isolated and remote part of the battlefield would remain a mystery for the next two and a half centuries.

For the first time, herein, the author has been able to piece together the fate of Huntington's Regiment from diaries, Revolutionary War pension records, Connecticut State records, family histories, and town records and histories. While this book tells the story of the regiment as a whole, genealogists will find it of value as it also provides brief biographies of many of the individual soldiers who served in the regiment during 1776. Names and places have been thoroughly indexed.

The book is 302 pages in all, with maps, illustrations and photographs of important locations included. There are extensive footnotes, a thorough bibliography, and an appendix which contains important historical documents related to Huntington's Regiment. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2009 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-88061 Lewis, Virgil A. BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT 1774, THE In 1774 a force of Virginian militia fought with Indians of the Ohio River Basin, defeating Chief Cornstalk near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in part of Lord Dunmore's war. Maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 99 pgs 2008 US, NAFZIGER COLLECTION
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1-204380 Lobdell, Jared INDIAN WARFARE: In Western PA and North WV at the Time of the American Revolution Indian Warfare in Western Pennsylvania and North West Virginia at the Time of the American Revolution, Including the Narrative of Indian and Tory Depredations by John Crawford, the Military Reminiscences of Captain Henry Jolly, and the Narrative of Lydia Boggs Shepherd Cruger. Indian Warfare is one of the volumes in Mr. Lobdell's series covering the Heroic Age (1770 to 1794) on the early frontier.

The three narratives often read like adventure stories. The Indians and the British engaged in guerrilla warfare against the settlers: raiding cabins, slaughtering livestock, killing children and the elderly and taking captive those in their teens or early twenties, who were usually taken to Quebec. Some were adopted into the tribes, like Arthur Crawford, who hunted for almost seven years for his adopted father White Eyes before returning home; or Miss Hawkins, who married an Indian and/or Frenchman. John Crawford (1772-1831) based his narrative mainly on the stories he had heard from his relatives, especially his father, William Crawford, who took a very active part in the Revolution in his area.

Henry Jolly (1757-1842) was one of the few Revolutionary War soldiers on the frontier who left a written account. Lydia Cruger was sixteen and inside Fort Henry during its third and final siege in 1782. Her account of the taunting and insulting remarks passed back and forth between the defenders and attackers reminds one irresistibly of the soldiers before and on the wall of Troy. 1 vol, 162 pgs 2006 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-192000 Logusz, Michael O WITH MUSKET AND TOMAHAWK - The Saratoga Campaign and the Wilderness War of 1777 With Musket and Tomahawk is a vivid account of the American and British struggles in the sprawling wilderness region of the northeast during the Revolutionary

War. Combining strategic, tactical, and personal detail, this book describes how the patriots of the recently organized Northern Army defeated England's massive onslaught of 1777, thereby all but ensuring America's independence.


1 vol, 308 pgs 2010 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-192002 Logusz, Michael O WITH MUSKET AND TOMAHAWK: The Mohawk Valley Campaign and the Wilderness War of 1777 This is the second volume of Michael Logusz's epic work on the Wilderness War of 1777, in which the British Army with its German, Loyalist, and Indian auxiliaries attempted to descend from Canada to sever the nascent American colonies, only to be met by Patriot formations contesting the invasion of their newly declared nation.

In his first volume, on the Saratoga campaign, the author described how Burgoyne's main thrust was first stalled and then obliterated during its advance down the Hudson River. Burgoyne had hoped to be met by a corresponding British thrust from New York City, but this never materialized, Lord Howe opting to attack Philadelphia instead. But the British had indeed launched a third thrust from the west, embarking from Lake Ontario at Oswego and thence forging its way down the Mohawk Valley.

This third British thrust, under General Barry St. Leger, was perhaps the most terrifying of all, as it overran a sparsely populated wilderness where every man and boy had long needed to bear arms to protect against the ravages of the Iroquois Federation. Yet now the British-imitating the French before them-had made common cause with those same Indians, who now roamed across the frontier as the warpainted spearhead of the Empire's new attack.

At Fort Stanwix in upstate New York, a Patriot (former British) fort held fast, though surrounded by St. Leger's forces and his Mohawk and Loyalist auxiliaries. A relief column some 800 strong under Nicholas Herkimer attempted to relieve the fort, but it was ambushed en route with most of its men-including the entire male population of several nearby communities-killed or wounded. At this Battle of Oriskany, the basis for the movie 'Drums Along the Mohawk,' Herkimer himself was mortally wounded. Fortunately a sally from Fort Stanwix raided the Indian camp during the battle, compelling many of the warriors to desist from annihilating the entire column.

In the end, Fort Stanwix was relieved only when Benedict Arnold-soon to excel at Saratoga, just as he had done at Valcour Island and elsewhere throughout the Revolution-marched his troops through and forced the British to give up their western onslaught.

In this book, as in his highly acclaimed first volume, the author captures the terrain, tactics and terror of this brutal, multifaceted wilderness war as few writers have done before. It was neighbor against neighbor, native Americans on both sides, and European professionals against Colonial Patriots, in a desperate campaign that helped determine America's fate. 1 vol, 308 pgs 2012 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-74370 Loprieno, Don ENTERPRISE IN CONTEMPLATION The first full description of the midnight assaultof the American Corps of Light Infantry and howthey captured Stpny Point in fifteen minutes, b/wsketch maps, photos of today's terrain. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2004 BOWIE, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-12210 Lowell, Edward J The Hessians and the other German Auxiliaries of Great Britain in the Revolutionary War 'Much has been made of the fact that 7,000 French soldiers and 19,000 French seamen assisted the United States in the siege of Yorktown, but we have forgotten that a force of 15,000-20,000 Germans served for seven years against us; that more than 29,000 were brought to America for this purpose; that more than 12,000 never returned to Germany.'

This fascinating work (cited in the Harvard Guide to American History) is a must for every student of the Revolution or German-American history, for its depiction of the American Revolution from the German point of view. In addition to solid historical background information, it describes the hardships and experiences of the Hessian soldiers in America from a very personal level, quoting from original German accounts of almost every major and minor engagement of the Revolutionary War, from the year 1776 to the end. Beginning with the Battle of Long Island, this book also provides accounts of Hessian involvement in the occupation of New York and the taking of Fort Washington; Trenton; the winter of 1777; the Brunswickers in Canada; Baroness Riedesel's Journey, 1776 and 1777; Ticonderoga and Bennington; Saratoga; the Brunswickers in captivity; Brandywine, Germantown and Redbank; the Southern Campaign and many others. 1 vol, 354 pgs 1997 NY, CORNER HOUSE PUBLIS'G
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1-75370 Lowenthal, Larry MARINUS WILLET:Defender of the Northern Fontier Willett's bravery and unflinching dedication tothe cause of liberty made him a hero of FortStanwix in 1777 and saved the Northern Fontier in1781, notes, index. 1 vol, 104 pgs 2000 NY, PURPLE MOUNTAIN PRESS
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2-89710 Luzander, John SARATOGA: A Military History of the Decisive Campaign The months-long 1777 Saratoga campaign was one of the most decisive of the entire AWI. Great maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2010 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-48990 Macksey, Piers WAR FOR AMERICA, THE:1775-1783 Classic account of the War from the British point of view as they attempted to execute an overseas war of great complexity, illust, maps, appendices biblio, index. 1 vol, 595 pgs 1993 LINCOLN, BISON BOOKS
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3-48990 Macksey, Piers WAR FOR AMERICA, THE:1775-1783 Classic account of the War from the British pointof view as they attempted to execute an overseaswar of great complexity, illust, maps, appendiciesbiblio, index. 1 vol, 595 pgs 1993 LINCOLN, BISON BOOKS
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1-80860 Mann, Barbara Alice GEORGE WASHINGTON'S WAR ON NATIVE AMERICA This well written account details the variouscampaigns, Van Schaick sweep through the Onondaga1779, the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign 1779, the OhioCampaigns 1779-81 and more, b/w maps/illust, index 1 vol, 316 pgs 2005 US, PRAGER PUBLICATIONS
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1-191840 Manstan, Roy R and Frese, Frederic J TURTLE-David Bushnell's Revolutionary Vessel the authors provide new insight into Bushnell's engine of devastation, tracing the history of undersea warfare before Bushnell and the origin of the many innovations Bushnell understood would be necessary for conducting a covert submarine attack. The knowledge gained from testing the Turtle replica enabled the authors to speculate as to what America's first submariner Ezra Lee experienced that September night and what may have caused the attack to fail. 100+ b/w
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1-214440 Marston, Daniel THE IMPROBABLE VICTORY: The Campaigns, Battles and Soldiers of the American Revolution, 1775-83 At the start of the American Revolution, American rebel forces were largely a poorly trained, inexperienced, and disorganized militia pitted against one of the most formidable imperial armies in the world. Yet following a succession of defeats against the British, the rebels slowly rebounded in strength under the legendary leadership of George Washington. The fortunes of war ebbed and flowed, from the humid southern states of America to the frozen landscapes of wintry Canada, but eventually led to the catastrophic British defeat at Yorktown in 1781 and the establishment of an independent United States of America.

This covers the war from the opening skirmishes, through the major pitched battles, and up to the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Illustrated with photographs and artwork. 1 vol, 260 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-190340 Mayers, Robert WAR MAN, THE:True Story of a Citizen Soldier Intimate portrait of John Allison, a New York farmer in the 3rd NY Infantry. He fought from Quebec to Yorktown. (25) b/w illust/maps, biblio,index. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2009 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-198290 McBurnley, Christian THE RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN: The First French and American Operation in the Revolutionary War On July 29, 1778, a powerful French naval squadron sailed confidently to the entrance of Narragansett Bay. Its appearance commenced the first joint French and American campaign of the Revolutionary War. The new allies' goal was to capture the British garrison at Newport, Rhode Island. With British resolve reeling from the striking patriot victory at Saratoga the previous autumn, this French and American effort might just end the war.

As the French moved into the bay, surprised British captains scuttled or burned many of their vessels rather than risk capture, resulting in the most significant loss of warships suffered by the British navy during the war. French Admiral Comte d'Estaing then turned to sea to engage the main British fleet but his ships were scattered and damaged by a huge storm. After his flagship and two other ships were attacked, d'Estaing's squadron was taken out of the campaign.

The American army under General John Sullivan, meanwhile, was stranded on a small island near Newport without the expected French naval support. When they tried to retreat off the island, British and Hessian regulars were sent to destroy Sullivan's army; instead of a rout, a running battle ensued that lasted for more than six hours. Continentals, brimming with confidence after their training during the winter of Valley Forge, once more proved that they were an effective fighting force. While the Rhode Island Campaign ended in failure for the Americans and French, there were positive signs for the future of the alliance and the Revolution.

This book unravels one of the most complex and multi-faceted events of the war, one which combined land and sea strategies and featured controversial decisions on both sides. Many prominent patriots participated, including Nathanael Greene, Marquis de Lafayette, John Hancock, and Paul Revere. Most important, while the campaign's failure led to harsh criticism of the French in some quarters, leaders such as Greene, Lafayette, and George Washington steadfastly worked to ensure that the alliance would remain intact, knowing that the next joint operation could well succeed. It relies on in-depth research from American, French, British, and German original sources. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2012 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-191830 McGrath, Tim John Barry An American Hero in the Age of Sail The man regarded as the Father of the American Navy returns to the quarterdeck in John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail, the first comprehensive biography of this legendary officer in generations. Volunteering to fight for the Continental cause, Barry saw his star rise during the War for Independence. Drawn from primary source documents from around the world, 50+ b/w
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2-63450 McGuire, Thomas BATTLE OF PAOLI Full-length treatment of the battle using never before used primary documents to detail the British attack on Wayne's Americans. Includes color and b/w illustrations and maps, bibliography, and index. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2015 HARRISBURG, STACKPOLE BKS
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1-84812 McGuire, Thomas J. PHILADELPHIA CAMPAIGN V2:Germantown-Valley Forge Tenacious research and great scholarship, b/w and color illust/maps, notes, extensive biblio, index. 1 vol, 432 pgs 2007 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-86730 Minnis, M Lee FIRST VIRGINA REGIMENT OF FOOT 1775-1783, THE A most comprehensive look a single ConntinentalLine Regiment, unit history covers where and whenthey fought, muster roll, individual bios, notes,appendices, biblio, index. 1 vol, 467 pgs 1998 US, WILLOW BEND BOOKS
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1-203160 Moore, Rogan H. THE BLOODSTAINED FIELD: A History of the Sugarloaf Massacre, September 11, 1780 In 1779, Sullivan's Expedition against the Iroquois attempted, but failed, to pacify the frontier. As Iroquois war parties and contingents of loyalist troops ravaged the frontier, patriot militias were hastily assembled. Capt. Daniel Klader was put in command of a detachment of Van Etten's Company for a dangerous mission that would take them into hostile country in search of Tory spies and sympathizers. Roland Montour, son of the legendary Queen Esther, caught Klader's men off-guard by the Little Nescopeck-a bloody battle ensued. Several maps and numerous illustrations augment the text. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2007 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-196220 Mowday, Bruce SEPTEMBER 11, 1777: Washington's Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia During the early morning hours of September 11, 1777, British General William Howe split his army in a daring maneuver. American General George Washington's troops united behind the Brandywine River preparing for the army of King George III. In a dense fog, Howe and General Charles Cornwallis led a portion of the British army on a 17-mile march, crossing the Brandywine at two fords, and surprising the American army near the Birmingham Meeting House. The second portion of the British army under Hessian General Wilhelm Knyphausen pushed the American new light infantry under General William Maxwell back to the Brandywine and then held Washington's forces in check until Howe completed his flanking march. An American patriot, Squire Thomas Cheyney, heroically alerted Washington to the danger of Howe's flanking movement.

The Battle of Brandywine was the largest land battle of the American Revolution and the major conflict of the Philadelphia campaign that ended with Washington's army spending a hard winter at Valley Forge. Brandywine was also the first battle for a young French volunteer, the Marquis de Lafayette. Lafayette suffered a leg wound during the conflict. British Captain Patrick Ferguson's new invention, a breech-loading rifle, was also used for the first time at Brandywine. Ferguson had a chance to alter history that day as he had Washington in the sights of his weapon but declined to fire upon the brave Washington.

Howe's victory allowed him to capture Philadelphia, but he failed to destroy Washington's army and failed to rally the residents, including a large Quaker community, to the British cause. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2002 US, WHITE MANE PUBLISHING
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1-30360 Muller, John TREATISE OF ARTILLERY, A:1780 Classic work, the most important artillery manual of this period, b/w plates. 1 vol, 240 pgs 1977 CANADA, MUSEUM RESTORAT'N
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1-48260 Murdock, Harold BUNKER HILL:Notes and Queries Classic work, the author has done much research and presents the view that the British prepared a flanking attack that then went awry, presented as a series of essays, b/w map. 1 vol, 152 pgs 1995 BOSTON, WEE BEE PUBLISH'G
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1-199970 Nester, William GEORGE ROGERS CLARK: I Glory in War George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) led four victorious campaigns against the Indians and British in the Ohio Valley during the American Revolution, but his most astonishing coup was recapturing Fort Sackville in 1779, when he was only twenty-six. For 18 days, in the dead of winter, Clark and his troops marched through bone-chilling nights to reach the fort. With a deft mix of guile and violence, Clark led his men to triumph, without losing a single soldier. Although historians have ranked him among the greatest rebel commanders, Clark's name is all but forgotten today. William R. Nester resurrects the story of Clark's triumphs and his downfall in this, the first full biography of the man in more than fifty years.

Nester attributes Clark's successes to his drive and daring, good luck, charisma, and intellect. Born of a distinguished Virginia family, Clark wielded an acute understanding of human nature, both as a commander and as a diplomat. His interest in the natural world was an inspiration to lifelong friend Thomas Jefferson, who asked him in 1784 to lead a cross-country expedition to the Pacific and back. Clark turned Jefferson down. Two decades later, his youngest brother, William, would become the Clark celebrated as a member of the Corps of Discovery.

By the beginning of the 19th century, though, George Rogers Clark may not have been fit to command any expedition. After the revolution, he raged against the government and pledged fealty to other nations, leading to his arrest under the Sedition Act.

The inner demons that fueled Clark's anger also drove him to excessive drinking. He died at the age of sixty-five, bitter, crippled, and alcoholic. He proved to be a self-destructive hero: a volatile, multidimensional man whose glorying in war ultimately engaged him in conflicts far removed from the battlefield and against himself. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2012 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-70750 O'Shaughnessy, Andrew Jackson EMPIRE DIVIDED, AN Traces the split in politics between the Mainland colonies and the six wealthy island colonies in the Caribbean and the war between France & England, b/w illust/maps, notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 358 pgs 2000 PHILADEPHIA, UNIV OF PA
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1-194620 Odom, Wesley S Longest Siege of the American Revolution, The: Pensacola A comprehensive general account of the nine-week battle, includes daily chronology with maps, 25 color plates of Spanish, French, British, and Irregular forces, bibliography, index, and statistical data. The plates alone, which contain 45 uniforms and two headdress images of all participants, including indians, are worth the price of the book.

This is a fascinating, richly detailed and historically accurate account of one of the most significant military actions in The Revolutionary War era. The hostilities involve a daring assault led by Spanish Field Marshall Bernardo de Galvez against English forces in Pensacola. The Spanish victory not only eliminated England from the best-defended and deepest harbor on the Gulf Coast; it deprived England of a base of operations which had long been a threat to the American colonists in their War for Independence. 1 vol, 204 pgs 2009
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1-50560 Pancake, John S. THIS DESTRUCTIVE WAR:British Carolinas Campaign Gripping account of the southern campaign from 1780-82, a scene of grim & deadly guerrilla warfare 10 maps, illust, chpt notes, index. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2003 TUSCALOOSA, UNIV OF ALABA
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1-202420 Piecuch, Jim and Beakes, John JOHN EAGER HOWARD in the American Revolution From the early campaigns of the Revolutionary War in 1776 to the final battles in 1781, Lieutenant Colonel John Eager Howard of the Maryland Line built a reputation as an outstanding military leader. One author calls Howard one of the finest regimental commanders in American history. Contemporaries, including George Washington and Nathaniel Greene, knew well the impressive fighting qualities of this young officer. Greene once sent Howard to Baltimore carrying a letter that began with the words: 'This will be handed to you by Colonel Howard, as good an officer as the world affords.'

Howard participated in the New York campaign of 1776 and the Philadelphia campaign of 1777, led his Maryland troops as they fought heroically at the Battle of Camden, SC in 1780, and was awarded a Silver Medal by Congress for his superb performance at the 1781 Battle of Cowpens. He also served with distinction during the Race to the Dan and the Battles at Guilford Courthouse, Hobkirk's Hill, and Eutaw Springs.

After the war, Howard held several important offices including Governor of Maryland and US Senator. This is the first military biography of this distinguished soldier.

Includes five maps and 20 illustrations, three appendixes, notes, bibliography, and index. 1 vol, 275 pgs 2013 US, NAUTICAL & AVIATION PUBLISHING COMP
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1-202430 Piecuch, Jim and Beakes, John LIGHT HORSE HARRY LEE 'Light Horse Harry' Lee of Virginia was one of George Washington's handpicked young officers and advisers in the field. Later, he became a lifelong friend. With his superb leadership instincts, George Washington used the best capabilities of men as different as Lee and John Eager Howard. His troop commanders were highly effective throughout the Revolutionary War in extracting victory from the jaws of defeat.

Lee's career as a Revolutionary War Cavalryman is a story of daring raids, brilliant exploits, and constant danger. Congress awarded Lee a Gold Medal in 1779, the only such award given to an officer below the rank of General during the war.

His Legion of Cavalry formed the vanguard of the impenetrable screen, which enabled the Southern Army to elude the British in the Race to the Dan in 1781; he was constantly in the saddle during the Southern Campaigns of 1780-81. Lee's bold strokes were reflected in the unrivaled, aggressive maneuvers that his son, Robert E. Lee, would execute during the Civil War. His flamboyant style in combat was quite different from the first subject of this series-the stoic, taciturn infantry commander, John Eager Howard.

Includes five maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. 1 vol, 275 pgs 2013 US, NAUTICAL & AVIATION PUBLISHING COMP
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1-206130 Polhenus, Richard V. & John F. The Life and Wars of John Stark The Battle of Saratoga and the surrender of Burgoyne on 17 October 1777 was the turning
point of the American Revolution, but the Battle of Benningtonon 16 August set the stage.

At Bennington John Stark commanded a force of militia and Green Mountain Boys,
everyday men from Vermont and New Hampshire facing professional European soldiers.
In a daring and complicated attack, Stark routed an entrenched enemy and almost entirely
destroyed it. It was the beginning of the end of the British invasion from Canada-until
then a juggernaut that could not be stopped.

Burgoyne's nemesis was no gentleman. Stark was the quintessential
citizen soldier-proud, resourceful, independent. He was unschooled and rough around
the edges, a New Hampshire frontiersman. Captured by Indians in 1752, he earned their
respect by fighting his way out of their gauntlet. Congress and commanding officers didn't
always like him, but they relied on him.

French and Indian War Ranger
Stark enlisted for the French and Indian War along with a friend, Robert Rogers. When
Rogers was ordered to form a corps of rangers, one of the first he chose was John Stark,
who rose to captain of rangers and fought in many of the legendary battles along Lake
Georgeand Lake Champlain,including the Battle of Ticonderogaand the First Battle
on Snowshoes.

Revolutionary War General
Stark's ranger experience taught him tactics he would use effectively in the Revolution
as he rose through the ranks to brigadier general, fighting at Bunker Hill, Trenton,
Princeton, Springfield, Bennington, and Saratoga (Stark's Knob). He crossed the
Delaware with Washington, covered the retreat of the army from Canada, defended Fort
Ticonderoga, and sat on the Board of General Officers that convicted Major John Andre,
Benedict Arnold's British contact.

At war's end, John Stark quietly returned to his farm and lumber mill. He departed
the spotlight and remains largely unheralded to this day except in New Hampshire, where
he is best known for some words he penned in a letter to the Bennington Committee on
31 July 1809 in response to an invitation to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of
Bennington. He regretted that he could not attend, but he offered them this toast:
Live free or die-death is not the worst of evils. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2014 US, BLACK DOME PRESS
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1-86630 Raab, James W. SPAIN, BRITAIN AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1763-83 Details the British occupation of colonial Floridawith emphasis on the effects of possession on thecourse of the war, b.w photos, notes, biblio. 0 vol, 0 pgs 2007 US, McFARLAND & COMPAMY
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2-16430 Rankin, Hugh F. NORTH CAROLINA CONTINENTALS Story of the soldiers of NC & the battles fought during the AWI, maps, sources, index; one of the better accounts of the AWI. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2005 US, UNIVERSITY OF N.C.
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1-199120 Reno, Linda Davis THE MARYLAND 400 in the Battle of Long Island, 1776 This work chronicles the story of 400 young men who willingly and knowingly sacrificed themselves to save the Continental Army at the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776. Holding back 20,000 British and Hessian soldiers, they allowed their comrades to retreat and may have saved the Revolution from immediate defeat.

This exhaustively researched account introduces the reader to the background of the battle and the stories of the individuals who fought that day, and includes biographies with extensive quoted material in addition to a general historic overview. Also includes 15 b/w photos and maps, notes, and index. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2012 US, McFARLAND & COMPANY
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1-51830 Reuter, Claus editor JOURNAL OF GEORG ADAM STANG, 1777-1783 8.5x11, based on the diary of soldier in the ANSBACH BAYREUTH corps, day to day entries 1 vol, 18 pgs 1997 CANADA, S.R. RESEARCH
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1-51840 Reuter, Claus editor JOURNAL OF JOHANN BENSE:1776-1783 8.5x11, based on the diary of soldier in the Grenadier battalion 'Breymann', details of unit strength, day to day activities, b/w illust. 1 vol, 24 pgs 1997 CANADA, S.R. RESEARCH
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1-199610 Sanchez-Saavedra, E.M. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 During the American Revolution, men from the Old Dominion served in both Continental and state military establishments consisting of a sometimes bewildering array of regiments, battalions, corps, legions, detachments, and companies. A valuable aid to the study of Virginia's military contributions to American Independence. 1 vol, 226 pgs 2007 US, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-44042 Saperson, C.A. and Lenton J.R. NAVY LISTS, V2:1776-1783 America Breaks Free Includes lists for Britain, France, Spain, Dutch & U.S. also major Privateers, Baltic nations, battle o/b's and Station Listings, 1 vol, 68 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-193090 Savas, Theodore and Dameron, David New American Revolution Handbook - Facts and Artwork for Readers of All Age This remarkable new handbook makes studying the Revolutionary War simple and pleasurable. The authors use clear and concise writing broken down into short and easy to understand chapters complete with original maps, tables, charts, and dozens of drawings to trace the history of the
Revolution from the beginning of the conflict through the final surrender in 1783.

The New American Revolution Handbook includes a wide range of topics and subjects, many of which are ignored or glossed over in traditional texts. In addition to the traditional study of battles and campaigns, Savas and Dameron provide topical focus on such subjects as women, Native Americans, African Americans, the Dutch, the Germans, the Spanish, the French, technology, numbers and losses, and much more. The handbook also covers military organizations, the armies and navies, commanders on both sides, and references and recommendations for additional detailed research. Experienced readers will readily identify the value of ship lists, organizational charts, and flags of the war. Never before has so much invigorating material been packed into such an easy-to-read book.

30 b/w photos, 17 maps, biblio, index.
1 vol, 512 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-206210 Savas, Theodore and Dameron, David AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Guide to the Battles A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution is the first comprehensive account of every engagement of the Revolution, a war that began with a brief skirmish at Lexington Green on April 19, 1775, and concluded on the battlefield at the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781. Includes 72 original maps, photos, charts, and tables.

A wide variety of combats blanketed the North American continent from Canada to the Southern colonies, from the winding coastal lowlands to the Appalachian Mountains, and from the North Atlantic to the Caribbean.

Each battle entry begins with introductory details including the date of the battle, its location, commanders, opposing forces, terrain, weather, and time of day. The detailed body of each entry offers both a Colonial and British perspective of the unfolding military situation, a detailed and unbiased account of what actually transpired, a discussion of numbers and losses, an assessment of the consequences of the battle, and suggestions for further reading. Many of the entries are supported and enriched by original maps and photos. 1 vol, 432 pgs 2010 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-199110 Schelhammer, Michael GEORGE WASHINGTON and the Final British Campaign for the Hudson River, 1779 In the summer of 1779, British General Sir Henry Clinton launched one last attempt to gain control of the Hudson River, the most strategically important waterway during the American Revolution. The campaign involved all of George Washington's main Continental Army and most of the forces around New York City under Clinton's command, but ended without a major battle.

Still, the summer saw plenty of action. American cavalry sparred with their British counterparts in eastern New York; thousands of militiamen resisted brutal British raids along the Connecticut coast; and Washington stunned the British with daring night bayonet attacks on the fortified posts of Stony Point and Paulus Hook. This study details the strategy, tactics, officers, soldiers, and spies that shaped this critical campaign, which helped set the stage for America's final victory in the Revolution. Includes b/w photos/maps, biblio, notes, and index. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2012 US, McFARLAND & COMPANY
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1-60850 Schenck, David NORTH CAROLINA 1780-1781 - Being a History of the Invasion of the Carolinas by the British Army under Lord Cornwallis in 1780-81 Exciting narratives and battle maps are presented for each of the following significant engagements: Camden, King's Mountain, Cowpens, Guilford Court-House, Hobkirk's Hill and Eutaw Springs. During the course of the war, the North Carolina Legislature voted to raise several regiments of continental troops, six battalions of Minute Men and three Light Horse companies. The names of all of the officers for these units are listed here.

1 vol, 516 pgs 2006 BOWIE, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-204300 Schroder, Walter THE HESSIAN OCCUPATION of Newport and Rhode Island, 1776-1779 Who were the Hessians? Where did they come from? Were all Hessians truly Hessians? Were they mercenaries or auxiliary troops of the British? This well-researched historical narrative answers these questions and more as it vividly portrays the events of the Rhode Island campaign, which lasted from December 8, 1776 to October 25, 1779.

Information gleaned from source diaries and unit journals, originally recorded in German, provide a wealth of insight into the daily life of the German soldiers who were committed to the Rhode Island campaign. In light of modern travel and technology, it is difficult to imagine the perilous two-month journey across the Atlantic to America that was just the beginning of the hardships, dangers, and fears to be experienced by these eighteenth-century German soldiers.

The 1776 occupation of Newport, troop movements, raids and incursions, the Treaty of Paris, the 1778 siege of Newport, the Battle of Rhode Island, and much more are examined in detail. A bibliography and an index add to the value of this work. 1 vol, 222 pgs 2012 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-67940 Scotti, Anthony BRUTAL VIRTUE:Myth & Realty of Banastre Tarleton The author takes a fresh(post THE PATRIOT) look atTarleton's early career & his Command's structureand formation, b/w illust, fullname/subject index 1 vol, 304 pgs 2002 BOWIE, HERITAGE PRESS
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1-212070 Shomette, Donald Grady PRIVATEERS OF THE REVOLUTION: War on the New Jersey Coast, 1775-1783 A revelatory narrative of the 535 Pennsylvania and New Jersey privateers -- privately owned ships of war some called pirates. Manned by nearly 18,000 men, these privateers influenced the fight for American independence. From the halls of Congress to the rough waterfronts of Delaware River and Bay to the remote privateering ports of the New Jersey coast and into the Atlantic, a stirring portrait emerges of seaborne raiders, battles, and derring-do, as well as incredible escapes from the great British prison ships where more than 11,000 men perished. A work 40 years in the making extracted from archives in both Europe and America. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2015 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-214980 Smith, David WHISPERS ACROSS THE ATLANTICK: General William Howe and the American Revolution General William Howe was the commander-in-chief of the British forces during the early campaigns of the American Revolution. He was an enigma, who appeared on multiple occasions to be on the verge of winning the war for Britain, only to repeatedly fail to deliver the final blow.

Howe evoked passionate reactions in the people he worked with; his men loved him, his second-in-command detested him, his enemies feared him, and his political masters despaired of him. There was even a plot to murder him, in which British officers as well as Americans were implicated.

This book will be the first major work on this inscrutable British general in more than 40 years. Previously largely ignored by historians due to a lack of primary source documents, the author's recent archival discoveries and ground-breaking research means that there are fascinating new insights to be told about Howe's performance during the American Revolution.

Howe's story includes intrigue, romance, and betrayal, played out on the battlefields of North America and concluding in a courtroom at the House of Commons, where Howe defended his decisions with his reputation and possibly his life. The inquiry, complete with witness testimonies and savage debate between the bitterly divided factions of the British Parliament, forms the framework for the book, giving it the flavor of a courtroom drama rather than a standard military narrative history. As Howe struggles to clear his name, the titanic forces at work during the birth of the United States of America rage around him. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-190370 Smith, Samuel Stelle BATTLE OF TRENTON, THE & BATTLE OF PRINCETON, THE 10x12, back in print. Smith's various volumes on the American Revolution in NJ are first rate. 40+b/w updated maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2009 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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2-90220 Spring, Matthew WITH ZEAL AND BAYONETS ONLY: British Army 1775-1783 The British Army on campaign in North America 1775-1783. Spring provides new information on the training and tactics as the war progressed. B/W maps/illust, notes, extensive biblio, index. 1 vol, 381 pgs 2010 US, UNIV'SITY OF OKLAHOMA
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1-86320 Stephenson, Michael PATRIOT BATTLES Drawing on hundreds of specialist sources, the author provides a comprehensive volume that describes the nature of 18th century warfare and the battles fought during the AWI. Many cherished myths are challenged, as Stephenson covers everything from what motivated those who chose to fight to how they were enlisted, trained, clothed, and fed, it offers a close-up view of the war's greatest battles, with maps provided for each. 1 vol, 420 pgs 2013 US, HARPER COLLINS
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1-72310 Stille, Charles Janeway MAJOR GENERAL ANTHONY WAYNE This work contains 90 of Wayne's letters, Stillecovers Wayne's role at Ticonderoga, Brandywine,Germantown plus others, he also delves into theGeorgia & the 1793 campaigns, index. 1 vol, 441 pgs 2000 NY, CORNER HOUSE PUBS
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1-60490 Stryker, William S. BATTLE OF MONMOUTH Classic account of the British retreat from Philain June 1778 and their pursuit by the Americansfrom Valley Forge which culimated in the Battle ofMonmouth, four maps, index. 1 vol, 308 pgs 1999 NJ, FRIENDS OF MONMOUTH
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1-98700 Symonds, Craig L. maps by William J. Clipson BATTLEFIELD ATLAS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, A Concise narrative along with (42) two color maps,provide an excellent account of the Revolution. 1 vol, 110 pgs 1986 NAUTICAL & AVIATION PRESS
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1-52110 Syrett, David ROYAL NAVY IN EUORPEAN WATERS DURING THE AWI, THE An account of the battles, blockades, great fleet cruises and above all the impact of the this all had on the AWI, b/w illust, biblio, index.

Noting the complex reasons for British failure in European waters, Syrett lays primary blame at the feet of Britain's political leadership. He describes how Lord North, the first lord of the Treasury and head of government, abdicated control of Britain's military to individual members of the cabinet. Syrett suggests that constant vacillations in policy and strategy, which resulted from power shifts among the cabinet ministers, prevented North's government from formulating a comprehensive wartime strategy or providing the Royal Navy with the strategic guidance to launch a successful campaign.

1 vol, 180 pgs 1998 COLUMBIA, UNIVER OF S.C
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1-201180 Tonsetic, Robert L. SPECIAL OPERATIONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Describes and analyzes numerous examples of small-unit special operations conducted during the Revolutionary War that kept the enemy off balance. Most of the operations were conducted by American irregulars and volunteers, carefully selected, with specialized skills, and led by leaders with native intelligence. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2012
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1-85260 Troiani, Don and James Kochan DON TROIANI'S SOLDIERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 9x12, (58) color paintings, (215) color photos highlight this look at the uniforms, equipment and the soldiers from Bunker Hill to Yorktown. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2007 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-214090 van Buskirk, Judith STANDING IN THEIR OWN LIGHT: African American Patriots in the American Revolution The Revolutionary War encompassed at least two struggles: one for freedom from British rule, and another, quieter but no less significant, fight for the liberty of African Americans, thousands of whom fought in the Continental Army. Because these veterans left few letters or diaries, their story has remained largely untold, and the significance of their service largely unappreciated.

Revolutionary-era African Americans began their lives in a world that hardly questioned slavery; they finished their days in a world that increasingly contested the existence of the institution. Judith L. Van Buskirk traces this shift to the wartime experiences of African Americans. Mining first-hand sources that include black veterans' pension files, Van Buskirk examines how the struggle for independence moved from the battlefield to the courthouse-and how personal conflicts contributed to the larger struggle against slavery and legal inequality. Black veterans claimed an American identity based on their willing sacrifice on behalf of American independence. Abolitionists, citing the contributions of black soldiers, adopted the tactics and rhetoric of revolution, personal autonomy, and freedom.

Van Buskirk deftly places her findings in the changing context of the time. She notes the varied conditions of slavery before the war, the different degrees of racial integration across the Continental Army, and the war's divergent effects on both northern and southern states. Her efforts retrieve black patriots' experiences from historical obscurity and reveal their importance in the fight for equal rights-even though it would take another war to end slavery in the United States. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2017 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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2-90060 Walker, Frank JOHN PAUL JONES: Maverick Hero An associate of Benjamin Franklin and hero of the AWI, John Paul Jones was the first captain to sail an American warship under an American flag. A first-rate bio with b/w illust/maps, biblio, and index. 1 vol, 278 pgs 2008 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-61120 Walling, Richard MEN OF COLOR AT THE BATTLE OF MONMOUTH The role of African & Native Americans at theMonmouth, includes a brief history of the nearly200 participants, names, units, papers. 1 vol, 36 pgs 2000 HIGHTSTOWN, LONGSTREET
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1-11780 Ward, Christopher WAR OF THE REVOLUTION, THE Christopher Ward chronicles the history not of the American Revolution itself, but rather that of the war caused by that revolution-the military operations on land in the War for Independence. Originally published 60 years ago, the book was recognized as a modern classic of American historical scholarship as well as a narrative masterpiece; it remains probably the most cited single work on the American Revolutionary War.

The original two-volume set is by far the best overview of the AWI. Filled with numerous maps covering all battles. Index, notes, biblio, several appendix.

Nice balance between detail and readability. 2 vol, 989 pgs 2011 US, SKYHORSE PUBLISHING
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2-11780 Ward, Christopher WAR OF THE REVOLUTION, THE This 2 volume set is by far the best overview of the AWI. Filled with numerous maps covering all battles. Index, notes, biblio, several appendix. 2 vol, 989 pgs 1952 NEW YORK, MACMILLAN COMP
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1-30280 Ward, Christopher DELAWARE CONTINENTALS, THE:1776-1783 Unit history of a regiment of the Continental Army distinguished for length of service, endurance of hardship and gallantry in action. In seven years it fought at every major battle of the Revolution. 1 vol, 620 pgs 2005 US, SCHOLAR'S BOOKSHELF
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1-36940 Ward, Harry M. CHARLES SCOTT AND THE SPIRIT OF '76' Scott's life is an account of the early military life of the U.S. He served in the French & Indian wars, fought at many of the AWI battles and finally campaigned on the Old North West, biblio, index. 1 vol, 262 pgs 1988 CHARLOTTESVILLE, UNIV VA.
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1-52480 Ward, Harry M. GENERAL WILLIAM MAXWELL AND THE N.J. CONTINENTALS Maxwell commanded N.J.'s only brigade in the AWI,Washington counted on his exemplary qualities, heserved during the F&I wars, led N.J troops toCanada & briefly commanded the L.Inf Corps, biblio 1 vol, 241 pgs 1997 WESTPORT, GREENWOOD PRESS
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1-67970 Watt, Gavin REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY Account of Brigadier Barry St. Leger's expeditionof 1777 in support of Burgoyne which saw the fallof Fort Ticonderoga to the Americans and thedisillusionment of the Iroquoia, illust/maps. 1 vol, 392 pgs 2002 TORONTO, DUNDURN GROUP
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1-52040 Watt, Gavin K. BURNING OF THE VALLEY, THE Raids from Canada against the New York frontier in 1780, 24 maps, 40 illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 392 pgs 1997 TORONTO, DUNDURN PRESS
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1-195920 Weigley, Russell THE PARTIZAN WAR: The South Carolina Campaign of 1780-1782 An exciting examination of a comparatively little known episode in the American Revolution serves as an example of unconventional, guerilla war. Brief, with no footnotes but including a selective bibliography, highly original, Weigley's booklet is an excellent introduction to the military history of the American Revolution.
1 vol, 0 pgs 2011, UNIVERSITY SOUTH CAROLINA
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1-206450 Welch, Richard F. GENERAL WASHINGTON'S COMMANDO: Benjamin Tallmadge in the Revolutionary War The multi-faceted Revolutionary War career of Benjamin Tallmadge included operations as a dragoon commander, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer, and master of combined land-sea operations. Tallmadge fought in the battles of Long Island, White Plains, and Germantown, and defended the Patriot population in the no-man's-land of Westchester County against British and Tory raiders.

After Washington rewarded him with his own legion, he unleashed bold raids on British-occupied Long Island from his bases in Connecticut. All the while, he ran Washington's most active espionage ring in New York and Long Island. Reversing roles, he played a key role in foiling Benedict Arnold's plot to betray the American stronghold of West Point to the British.

Tallmadge's Revolutionary service graphically illuminates the struggle in the region that witnessed the most continuous, relentless, often pitiless, fighting of the struggle. In particular, this book describes the internecine quality of the fighting in politically-divided Long Island and Westchester, and details how the struggle continued without let-up even after Yorktown.

Though Tallmadge's fascinating post-war career receives careful attention, the book focuses on his Revolutionary War service. 1 vol, 204 pgs 2012 US, McFARLAND & COMPANY
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1-79370 Williams, Glenn F. YEAR OF THE HANGMAN:Washington's Iroquois Campaign The British under Colonel Butler and the Mohawk leader Joseph Brant unleashed a terror campaign in PA & NY, Washington responded with 'total war' and destroyed the Iroquois, 30 b/w illust, biblio. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2005 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-212820 Willis, Sam THE STRUGGLE FOR SEA POWER: A Naval History of the American Revolution The influence of sea power upon history, of the American path to independence, and of the rise and fall of the British Empire. Includes eight pages of color illustrations. This naval perspective tackles one of the greatest of all historical conundrums: How did 13 isolated colonies, which in 1775 began a war with Britain without a navy or an army, win their independence from the greatest naval and military power on earth?

Traces every key military event in the path to American independence from a naval perspective, including valuable new insights into American, British, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Russian history. Also brings this important viewpoint to bear on economic, political, and social developments that were fundamental to the success of the Revolution.

The American Revolution involved a naval war of immense scope and variety, including no fewer than twenty-two navies fighting on five oceans?to say nothing of rivers and lakes. In no other war were so many large-scale fleet battles fought, one of which was the most strategically significant naval battle in all of British, French, and American history. Simultaneous naval campaigns were fought in the English Channel, the North and Mid-Atlantic, the Mediterranean, off South Africa, in the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, the Pacific, the North Sea and, of course, off the eastern seaboard of America. Not until the Second World War would any nation actively fight in so many different theaters. 1 vol, 608 pgs 2016 US, W.W. NORTON
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3-79940 Wilson, David SOUTHERN STRATEGY: Britain's Conquest of SC and GA The Southern Strategy shifts the traditional vantage point of the American Revolution from the Northern colonies to the South in this study of the critical period from 1775 to the spring of 1780. David K. Wilson suggests that the paradox of the British defeat in 1781- after Crown armies had crushed all organized resistance in South Carolina and Georgia - makes sense only if one understands the fundamental flaws in what modern historians label Britain's 'Southern Strategy.' In his assessment he closely examines battles and skirmishes to construct a comprehensive military history of the Revolution in the South through May 1780.

A cartographer and student of battlefield geography, Wilson includes detailed, original battle maps and orders of battle for each engagement. Appraising the strategy and tactics of the most significant conflicts, he tests the thesis that the British could raise the manpower they needed to win in the South by tapping a vast reservoir of Southern Loyalists and finds their policy flawed in both conception and execution.

Detailed original battle maps and o/b's for each engagement, 30+ b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 341 pgs 2008 US, UNIV OF SO. CAROLINA
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