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The Battle of Brooklyn, 1776

Author: John J Gallagher
Publisher: [Cambridge, Mass.] : Da Capo Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maryland and Delaware troops sacrificed themselves to cover Washington's retreat from Long Island in one of the most desperate battles in American history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gallagher, John J., 1937-
Battle of Brooklyn, 1776.
[Cambridge, Mass.] : Da Capo Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)53003329
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John J Gallagher
ISBN: 9780786751327 0786751320
OCLC Number: 813844002
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 206 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preface; Foreword; Introduction: ""Democratic Warfare""; CHAPTER 1: ""A kind of key to the whole continent""; CHAPTER 2: ""Kindness and real abundance is everywhere""; Map; Map 2; CHAPTER 3: ""By lies they lured them, by liquor they tempted them""; CHAPTER 4: ""A multitude of people ... under very little discipline, order or government""; CHAPTER 5: ""I thought all London was afloat""; Map; CHAPTER 6: ""As we can now bring all out guns to bear""; Map; CHAPTER 7: ""Be cool, but determined; do not fire at a distance ... ""; Map. CHAPTER 8: ""Across these hills ... the nearest way to Gowanus""Map; CHAPTER 9: ""If I see any man turn his back today, I will shoot him through""; Map; Map 2; CHAPTER 10: ""Our men fought with more than Roman valor""; Map; CHAPTER 11: ""How many were lost upon the Island is yet uncertain""; CHAPTER 12: ""This retreat should hold a high place among military transactions""; Map; CHAPTER 13: After ""The Fox""; CHAPTER 14: ""The next Augustan Age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic""; Postscript; Appendix A: American Order of Battle; Appendix B: American Order of Battle; Citations.
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