The Resource The first American army : the untold story of George Washington and the men behind America's first fight for freedom, Bruce Chadwick, (electronic resource)

The first American army : the untold story of George Washington and the men behind America's first fight for freedom, Bruce Chadwick, (electronic resource)

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The first American army : the untold story of George Washington and the men behind America's first fight for freedom
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The first American army
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the untold story of George Washington and the men behind America's first fight for freedom
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Bruce Chadwick
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1st American army
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eng
Summary
This is the first book that offers a you-are-there look at the American Revolution through the eyes of the enlisted men. Through searing portraits of individual soldiers, Bruce Chadwick, author of George Washington's War, brings alive what it was like to serve then in the American army. With interlocking stories of ordinary Americans, he evokes what it meant to face brutal winters, starvation, terrible homesickness and to go into battle against the much-vaunted British regulars and their deadly Hessian mercenaries. The reader lives through the experiences of those terrible and heroic times when a fifteen-year-old fifer survived the Battle of Bunker Hill, when Private Josiah Atkins escaped unscathed from the bloody battles in New York and when a doctor and a minister shared the misery of the wounded and dying. These intertwining stories are drawn from their letters and never-before-quoted journals found in the libraries belonging to the camps where Washington quartered his troops during those desperate years
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N$T
Dewey number
973.3/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E259
LC item number
.C43 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
The first American army : the untold story of George Washington and the men behind America's first fight for freedom, Bruce Chadwick, (electronic resource)
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The first American army : the untold story of George Washington and the men behind America's first fight for freedom, Bruce Chadwick, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-390) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1: Bunker Hill: the arrival of Private John Greenwood, age fifteen, fifer -- 2: The siege of Boston, 1775-1776: Private Greenwood joins an armed camp -- 3: Camp life -- 4: Mother and son reunion -- 5: The soldiers -- 6: Why they fought -- March to Quebec -- 7: Private Jeremiah Greenman and Benedict Arnold -- 8: Jeremiah Greenman: prisoner of war -- 9: A harrowing retreat -- 10: The healers: the reverend, the doctor, and the smallpox scourge -- 11: Death becomes a daily visitor -- 12: The compassionate minister and the enraged doctor -- 13: Christmas, 1776: Private John Greenwood crosses the Delaware -- 14: The victory that saved the revolution -- 15: New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 1777-1778: Lieutenant James McMichael: a poet goes to war -- 16: Women of the revolution -- 17: Saratoga, 1777: the arduous journey of Sergeant Ebenezer Wild, nineteen -- Valley Forge -- 18: The harsh road to a winter camp -- 19: Private Elijah Fisher and the agony of Valley Forge -- 20: "The soldiers of our army are almost naked ... ": Lieutenant James McMichael: the poet -- 21: Private Elijah Fisher joins Washington's elite life guard, 1778 -- 22: Monmouth, 1778:L Captain Sylvanus Seely's militia goes to war -- 23: The secret life of Captain Seely -- 24: Spring 1778: the African American soldiers -- 25: The heroism of the black Rhode Island regiment -- 26: John Greenwood, privateer -- 27: 1779-1780: the war's worst winter and mutiny -- 28: Springfield: the militia saves the revolution -- 29: 1781: victory at Yorktown
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ocn435912054
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1 online resource (ix, 399 p., [16] p. of plates)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781402250477
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(electronic bk.)
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ill., 1 map.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote

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