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They are indeed a very useful corps : American riflemen in the Revolutionary War

Author: Michael Cecere
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Heritage Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Daniel Morgan; Daniel Morgan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cecere
ISBN: 0788441418 9780788441417
OCLC Number: 74060495
Description: vi, 230 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: America's first soldiers: independent rifle companies of 1775 --
Quebec --
1776 --
Washington's Army rebounds --
Saratoga --
Philadelphia Campaign 1777-78 --
New York frontier --
Rifles in the South.
Responsibility: Michael Cecere.

Abstract:

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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