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The first American army : the untold story of George Washington and the men behind America's first fight for freedom

Author: Bruce Chadwick
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws from the letters and journals of those who served under George Washington in the Continental Army to provide a narrative of the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of the ordinary men who fought the battles.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Chadwick
ISBN: 1402205066 9781402205064
OCLC Number: 60931428
Description: 399 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: Bunker Hill: the arrival of Private John Greenwood, age fifteen, fifer --
The siege of Boston, 1775-1776: Private Greenwood joins an armed camp --
Camp life --
Mother and son reunion --
The soldiers --
Why they fought --
Private Jeremiah Greenman and Benedict Arnold --
Jeremiah Greenman: prisoner of war --
A harrowing retreat --
The healers: the reverend, the doctor, and the smallpox scourge --
Death becomes a daily visitor --
The compassionate minister and the enraged doctor --
Christmas, 1776: Private John Greenwood crosses the Delaware --
The victory that saved the revolution --
New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 1777-1778: Lieutenant James McMichael: a poet goes to war --
Women of the revolution --
Saratoga, 1777: the arduous journey of Sergeant Ebenezer Wild, nineteen --
The harsh road to a winter camp --
Private Elijah Fisher and the agony of Valley Forge --
"The soldiers of our army are almost naked ... ": Lieutenant James McMichael: the poet --
Private Elijah Fisher joins Washington's elite life guard, 1778 --
Monmouth, 1778: Captain Sylvanus Seely's militia goes to war --
The secret life of Captain Seely --
Spring 1778: the African American soldiers --
The heroism of the black Rhode Island regiment --
John Greenwood, privateer --
1779-1780: the war's worst winter and mutiny --
Springfield: the militia saves the revolution --
1781: victory at Yorktown.
Responsibility: Bruce Chadwick.
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Draws from the letters and journals of those who served under George Washington in the Continental Army to provide a narrative of the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of the ordinary men who fought the battles.

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