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General Horatio Gates : a biography

Author: Paul David Nelson
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Details the life of General Horatio Gates, concentrating mainly on his Revolutionary War years as the triumphant general at Saratoga to the defeated general John Burgoyne at Camden in 1780. His is mostly remembered for his collaboration, fact or not, in the "Conway Cabal" to put him in a command position over the Continental Army instead of General George Washington.
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Named Person: Horatio Gates; Horatio Gates
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul David Nelson
ISBN: 0807101591 9780807101599
OCLC Number: 1990899
Description: xiii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Service in colonial America --
Frustration, then a new life --
Controversy over command --
Control of the northern department --
Victory at Saratoga --
Gates, Washington, and the Conway Cabal --
Command in the highlands --
Defeat in the South --
Picking up the pieces --
Newburgh, the last cantonment.
Responsibility: Paul David Nelson.

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Details the life of General Horatio Gates, concentrating mainly on his Revolutionary War years as the triumphant general at Saratoga to the defeated general John Burgoyne at Camden in 1780. His is mostly remembered for his collaboration, fact or not, in the "Conway Cabal" to put him in a command position over the Continental Army instead of General George Washington.

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