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A well-executed failure : the Sullivan campaign against the Iroquois, July-September 1779

Author: Joseph R Fischer
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering a fresh perspective on the first of the "Indian Wars," Joseph R. Fischer reassesses the historical value of a campaign generally regarded as one of the Continental army's strategic fiascoes. The expedition led by Major General John Sullivan sought to punish the Iroquois Confederacy for a series of devastating raids in western New York and Pennsylvania. Sullivan and his four brigades of Continental regulars
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fischer, Joseph R., 1953-
Well-executed failure.
Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, c1997
(OCoLC)605710607
Named Person: John Sullivan; John Sullivan, Soldat.; John Sullivan
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph R Fischer
ISBN: 1570031371 9781570031373
OCLC Number: 34832704
Description: x, 265 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The frontier in flames : 1778 --
Strategy and operations --
Tactics --
Logistics --
Leadership --
Civil-military relations --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Joseph R. Fischer.

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This text reassesses the failure of Major General John Sullivan's expedition to punish the Iroquois Confederacy for a series of raids in New York and Pennsylvania. The campaign highlighted the  Read more...

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Diplomatic or Military Failure? That is the Question

by bibsinger (WorldCat user published 2012-10-24) Good Permalink

Dr. Fischer is perhaps brilliant at tongue-in-cheek humor.  At first blush while considering the title of this book, one might conclude General Sullivan as being the failure.  Initially, this was an irritation because of the involvement of my ancestor in the Sullivan campaign.  Giving...
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