Rebels and Redcoats: The American Revolution Through the Eyes of Those who Fought and Lived it

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Hugh F. Rankin
Da Capo Press, 1957 - History - 572 pages
4 Reviews
Here is the American Revolution, the epic struggle that brought forth a new nation, told in a great measure by those who fought and lived it: major figures like Washington, Revere, Franklin and many others heretofore unknown. This is a document of the first great war of principle as it felt and sounded to those who were there, making history.
  

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An excellent collection of historical information regarding the major players, campaigns and politics of the American Revolution. Lively reading with outstanding detail which gives the reader an ... Read full review

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Contents

MY NAME IS REVERE Lexington April 191775
18
THEIR BALLS WHISLED WELL Concord April 19 1775
32
WHEN THE SWORD OF REBELLION IS DRAWN Cambridge Camp and Ticonderoga
42
I BEAT TO YANKEE DOODLE Bunker Hill June 17 1775
53
THE SOUND OF WAR ECHOES FROM NORTH TO SOUTH America Finds a General MayJune 1775
66
NEW LORDS NEW LAWS Washington Takes Command Summer 1775
77
THEIR RAGGAMUFFINS ALL ROUND US The British in Boston SummerFall 1775
91
MUTUAL CONGRATULATIONS AND TENDER EMBRACES Victory at Boston Winter 1775Spring 1776
100
SWEAR FOR ME IN ENGLISH Training at Valley Forge Spring 1778
304
SIR WILLIAM HE AS SNUG AS FLEA The British in Philadelphia Winter 1777Spring 1778
319
MY DARLING LIBERTEY Valley Forge to Monmouth MayJune 1778
325
A FLOCK OF DUCKS IN CROSSBELTS Newport Summer 1778
338
FINE SPORT FOR THE SONS OF LIBERTY
345
A PRETTY LITTLE FRISK Winter and Stony Point Winter 1778Summer 1779
356
THE POSITION BACK OF MR KEMBLES Morristown Winter 17791780
366
TREASON TREASON TREASON BLACK AS HLL Benedict Arnold Autumn 1780
376

MY HEART SICKENS AT THE RECOLLECTION
112
I HAVE NO THOUGHTS OF LEAVING THIS PROUD TOWN Quebec November 1775June 1776
123
NEVER DID MEN FIGHT MORE BRAVELY Sullivans Island June 29 1776
131
GEORGE REJECTED AND LIBERTY PROTECTED New York AprilAugust 1776
143
WE HAVE GIVEN THE REBELS A DD CRUSH Long Island August 2229 1776
162
A CHOICE OF DIFFICULTIES New York and Harlem Heights AugustSeptember 1776
175
MAD VEXED SICK AND SORRY White Plains and the Hudson River Forts AugustNovember 1776
188
OUR PEACHBRANDY FELLOWS CAN NEVER BE BEAT The New Jersey Campaign November 1776January 1777
203
O BRITAIN HOW THY LAURELS TARNISH The Second New Jersey Campaign JanuaryJune 1777
222
A MOST INFERNAL FIRE OF CANNON AND MUSQUETRY Brandywine September 11 1777
230
TROPHIES LAY AT OUR FEET Germantown October 4 1777
244
UNTIL WE SHOOT A GENERAL Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne Opens His Campaign Summer 1777
251
A GATHERING STORM UPON MY LEFT Bennington August 16 1777
259
LIKE MEN FIGHTING FOR THEIR ALL Saratoga SeptemberOctober 1777
273
FIRE CAKE AND WATER SIR Valley Forge and the Conway Cabal Winter 17771778
289
A RUDE SHOCK TO THE INDEPENDENCE OF AMERICA The South 17781780
390
STRAYED DESERTED OR STOLEN Camden August 161780
402
FROM TREE TO TREETO THE SUMMIT Kings Mountain October 7 1780
413
TARLETON RUN DOON THE ROAD HELTERSKELTER Cowpens January 17 1781
423
ITS TIME TO RUN BOB The Race to the Dan JanuaryFebruary 1781
435
THE SWEETS OF LIBERTY AND GRACE Guilford Court House March 15 1781
444
MISCHIEF IS ABREWING Greene in South Caroline April 1781December 1782
454
A SUCCESSFUL BATTLE MAY GIVE US AMERICA The Virginia Campaign MayAugust 1781
468
THE PLAY SIR IS OVER Yorktown SeptemberOctober 1781
476
HAVING NOW FINISHED THE WORK ASSIGNED ME
497
NOTES
512
BIBLIOGRAPHY
530
INDEX
542
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George F. Scheer has edited and written several books, popular and scholarly. He is an elected member of the Society of American Historians.Hugh F. Rankin is the author of The American Revolution, Greene and Cornwallis: The Campaign in the Carolinas, and more than a dozen other books. Hugh F. Rankin is the author of The American Revolution, Greene and Cornwallis: The Campaign in the Carolinas, and more than a dozen other books.

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