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|Named Person:||Daniel Morgan; Daniel Morgan|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||vi, 230 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||America's first soldiers: independent rifle companies of 1775 --
Washington's Army rebounds --
Philadelphia Campaign 1777-78 --
New York frontier --
Rifles in the South.
The story of America's riflemen in the Revolutionary War begins with their formation in 1775. First person accounts of their recruitment, long march, and encampment at Boston, introduce readers to the flamboyant and sometimes unruly nature of riflemen. Gripping eyewitness accounts of Benedict Arnold's march and attack on Quebec and of the battles of Long Island, Harlem Heights, Throg's Neck, Fort Washington, Trenton, Princeton, and Brandywine, highlight the unique abilities of riflemen and their important role in the war. The importance of riflemen is also evident in their service on the frontier of New York and in the southern battles of King's Mountain and Cowpens, all of which are chronicled by participants. Several maps, a bibliography and an index to names, places and subjects enhance the text.
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- United States. -- Continental Army -- History.
- United States -- Militia -- History -- 18th century.
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns.
- Rifles -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
- Shooters of firearms -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
- Light infantry -- History -- 18th century.
- Morgan, Daniel, -- 1736-1802.
- United States. -- Continental Army.
- Light infantry.
- Shooters of firearms.
- United States.