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The First American Army

The Untold Story Of George Washington And The Men Behind America's First Fight For Freedom

By Bruce Chadwick

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1402207530


Format: Book
Author: Chadwick, Bruce
Title: The first American army : the untold story of George Washington and the men behind America's first fight for freedom / Bruce Chadwick.
Publisher Date: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2007.
Subject: Washington, George, 1732-1799 Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Friends and associates. United States. Continental Army -- Military life. Soldiers -- United States -- Social conditions -- 18th century . United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Social aspects
Isbn: 1402207530 (pbk.) 9781402207532 (pbk.) 9781402207532
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Format: Book
Author: Chadwick, Bruce
Title: The first American army : the untold story of George Washington and the men behind America's first fight for freedom / Bruce Chadwick.
Publisher, Date: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2007.
Description: ix, 399 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Subjects: Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Friends and associates.
Subjects: United States. Continental Army -- Military life.
Subjects: Soldiers -- United States -- Social conditions -- 18th century .
Subjects: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Social aspects
Other Title: 1st American army
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-390) and index.
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.
ISBN: 1402207530 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9781402207532 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9781402207532
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Call Number: 973.34 Cha