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UNHAPPY CATASTROPHES: The American Revolution in Central New Jersey, 1776-1782

UNHAPPY CATASTROPHES: The American Revolution in Central New Jersey, 1776-1782
by Dunkerly, Robert

1-235180

Follows the course of the war and details lesser-known battles, military campsites, raids, espionage, and more. Includes historic sites, markers, and websites to visit for further research and study. This part of New Jersey saw more action during the Revolution than anywhere else in the young nation and has been called the Cockpit of the Revolution. To truly understand the war, look at central New Jersey.

Central New Jersey witnessed many small battles and important events during the American Revolution. This area saw it all: from spies and espionage, to military encampments like Morristown and Middlebrook, to mutinies, raids, and full-blown engagements like Bound Brook, Short Hills, and Springfield. The British had their own catastrophes too. So did civilians caught in the middle.

In the fall of 1776, British forces drove the Americans out and secured the state. Following the battles of Trenton and Princeton, New Jersey became a battleground. The spring of 1777 saw the formation of a new Continental Army, one that served the rest of the war. That spring, British and American forces clashed in a series of small but sharp battles. By summer, British General Howe tried to lure Washington into a major engagement, but the Americans avoided the trap. As the conflict dragged on, civilians became engulfed in the fray, and a bitter civil war erupted, continuing until the end of the conflict.

1 vol, 192 pgs 2022 US, SAVAS BEATIE
NEW-pb, available late November 2022 ......$17.00 rct

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