A Quest for Glory: Major General Robert Howe and the American Revolution

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University of North Carolina Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 205 pages
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Born into a wealthy and prominent Cape Fear River plantation family, Howe became a militia officer, justice of the peace, and legislator. In 1775 he was appointed colonel of the Second North Carolina Regiment and became commanding general of the Southern Department and the highest ranking officer in the states south of Virginia. He also served as a division commander with General Washington's main army in the New York Highlands, commanded the crucial West Point post, and put down mutinies in the American army.

Originally published in 1991.

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Howe (1732-86) was North Carolina's only major general in the Revolution and the highest-ranking officer from the states south of Virginia. He participated in the French and Indian War, led royal ... Read full review


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