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The French in America during the war of independence of the United States, 1777-1783. a translation of Les Français en Amérique pendant la guerre de l'indépendance des États-Unis

Author: Thomas Balch; Thomas Willing Balch; Edwin Swift Balch; Elise Willing Balch
Publisher: Philadelphia : Porter & Coates, 1891-95.
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"This work is divided into two parts: the first treats of the causes and origin of the War or Independence, sums up the events of that war to 1781, and gives a complete account of the expedition of the French forces, commanded by the Court de Rochambeau, up to 1783. The second part is particularly devoted--1st. To historical notices of the French regiments which crossed to America and served there. 2d. To  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Balch, Thomas, 1821-1877.
French in America during the war of independence of the United States, 1777-1783.
Philadelphia, Porter & Coates, 1891-95
(OCoLC)562692537
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Balch; Thomas Willing Balch; Edwin Swift Balch; Elise Willing Balch
OCLC Number: 2183804
Notes: Vol. 1 translated by Thomas Willing Balch; v. 2, by Edwin Swift Balch and Elise Willing Balch.
Description: 2 volumes : frontispiece (portrait) folded maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preliminaries --
Authorities and documents --
The founding of the colonies of North America --
True causes of the war --
The part France played in this war --
Beginning of the war --
La Fayette and Washington --
The French who went over before the treaty that was afterwards concluded between France and America --
Continuation and summary of the operations --
Influence of La Fayette: composition of the French forces --
Resumption of the narrative of the operations --
Continuation of the narrative --
Reinforcements sent: military operations --
Operations against Clinton and Cornwallis --
Campaign of Virginia --
Arrival of de Grasse in Chesapeake Bay --
Prudent reserve of La Fayette --
The allies before Williamsburg --
Investment of Yorktown --
Continuation of the operations before Yorktown --
Siege and capture of the redoubts of Yorktown --
Capture or Yorktown: surrender of Cornwallis --
Sequel to the surrender of Yorktown --
Suspension of hostilities --
Defeat of Admiral de Grasse: proposals of peace --
The French army before New York --
Reinforcements sent in 1782 --
Narrative of the Prince de Broglie --
End of the war: treaty of peace --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Par Thomas Balch.

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"This work is divided into two parts: the first treats of the causes and origin of the War or Independence, sums up the events of that war to 1781, and gives a complete account of the expedition of the French forces, commanded by the Court de Rochambeau, up to 1783. The second part is particularly devoted--1st. To historical notices of the French regiments which crossed to America and served there. 2d. To biographical notices of the French volunteers who took service under Congres, and of the principal officers who were present at the sieges of Savannah and Yorktown, or who fought on land or sea for the independence of the United States. 3d. To many episodes and interesting details, among which will be found a sketch of American society at that period, as it appeared to the French officers, who speak in their manuscripts and letters of the private life of a great number of notable American families." -- page v.

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