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Between the lines : banditti of the American Revolution

Author: Harry M Ward
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Series: Studies in military history and international affairs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This account depicts the roving bands of robbers, known as banditti, who plagued the countryside in areas not fully under the control of either army. The Revolutionary War was not a "polite" conflict between orderly troops and gentlemanly officers. Civilians on the home front suffered considerably. This account depicts the ugly side of the War for Independence, where roving bands of robbers, known as banditti,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ward, Harry M.
Between the lines.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002
(OCoLC)606872305
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry M Ward
ISBN: 0275976335 9780275976330
OCLC Number: 48544193
Description: xii, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Soldier-Straggler Plunderers --
Cowboys and Skinners --
Long Island Marauders --
New Jersey Refugees --
Highlands Gangs --
James Moody --
Pine Robbers --
Doane Outlaws --
Chesapeake Picaroons --
Josiah Phillips --
Maroons --
Scopholites --
Daniel McGirth --
"A Perfect Desert."
Series Title: Studies in military history and international affairs.
Responsibility: Harry M. Ward.
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