George Washington's New Jersey: A Guide to the Crossroads of the American Revolution, Including a Narrative of New Jersey's Key Role in the Fight for Liberty

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B B& A Publishers, 2003 - History - 136 pages
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From 1776 to 1781 - the key years if the War of the American Revolution - George Washington fought primarily in New Jersey. He battled not only the British army and their Loyalist and Hessian allies, he battled with Congress, with the weather, for food and military supplies, with disease, and with some of his own generals. In New Jersey you can find more open-to-the-public scenes of his actions than in any other state. George Washington's New Jersey leads you through the war and through these houses and battlefields - places like Trenton and Princeton, where Washington's daring nine-day campaign changed the course of world history. Explore homes like the Ford Mansion in Morristown where Martha joined him during the coldest winter of the entire century, far worse than the winter in Valley Forge. Trace the action at the "forgotten battle" of Springfield, when 6,000 British struck twice, two weeks apart and under two different generals. And America's amateur soldiers stopped them both times! New Jersey was the most fought-over, bloodiest, burnt-out of the thirteen original colonies. It saw more action than any other colony. It was also the most central colony, so that no matter where in America the fighting was, the troops had to cross through New Jersey to get to it. Let George Washington's New Jersey be your guide to this historic ground.
  

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The statement that NJ "saw more action than any other colony" cannot be substantiated. SC had approximately 29% of all North American actions fought in the war. For the years 1780 and later, SC had 1 out of 4 of all American Revolution actions.

Contents

Preface
xi
The Long Retreat Begins
17
The Long Retreat Continues
26
The Crossing
36
The Ferry House
39
The Second Battle of Trenton
44
Princeton Battle Monument
50
The First Winter in Morristown
55
Craig House
71
The Hot Summer Simmers On
74
The Wallace House
79
Raids and CounterRaids
82
The SchuylerHamilton House
85
Another Year Wears On
91
The Henry Doremus House
101
The Problems Continue as the Long
104

Where is Howe Going?
62
The Battle of Monmouth
65
Crossroads and Cockpit of the Revolution
110
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Mitchell is in a Ph.D. program in the University of California, Los Angeles, as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellow, in international economics.

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