Liberty's Fallen Generals: Leadership and Sacrifice in the American War of Independence

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Potomac Books, Inc., 2012 - Electronic books - 168 pages
From June 1775 to February 1781, during the American War of Independence, ten patriot generals died as a result of combat wounds. Their service and deaths spanned most of the wars duration and geographical expanse. The generals were a diverse group, with six born in America and four in Europe, three coming from professional military backgrounds, and the rest citizen-soldiers, mostly with limited military experience. As the colonists won their independence, the fallen generals became martyrs for the revolutionary ideals that would inspire later generations throughout the world. Libertys Fallen Generals is the first book to analyze these key military leaders service and the quality of their leadership in light of recent scholarship on the Revolutionary War. Each generals profile provides background on military and political events leading to his emergence, assesses the general as a military leader in the war, and examines the campaign that culminated in his battle-related death. A compelling study in leadership and sacrifice, Libertys Fallen Generals is essential reading for those interested in learning more about Americas earliest heroes.
 

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Contents

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Joseph Warren AprilJune 1775
Richard Montgomery JuneDecember 1775
Chapter3 Nathaniel Woodhull JanuarySeptember 1776
Chapter4 Hugh Mercer September 1776January 1777
David Wooster JanuaryMay 1777
Nicholas Herkimer MayAugust 1777
Francis Nash AugustOctober 1777
Casimir Pulaski October 1777October 1779
William Lee Davidson
The Final Campaigns February 1781
Selected Bibliography
Index
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Steven E. Siry is a professor at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. He has also taught at Central Michigan University and the University of Cincinnati. Siry is the author of "Greene: Revolutionary General" (Potomac Books, 2006) and "DeWitt Clinton and the American Political Economy: Sectionalism, Politics, and Republican Ideology, 1787 1828" (1990). He lives in Strongsville, Ohio.

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