The War of the Revolution

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Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., Jan 16, 2011 - History - 1012 pages
From the first crack of musket fire at Lexington and Concord to the downing of the British colors at Yorktown, Christopher Ward does not tell the whole history of the American Revolution, but rather, illuminates the history of the war caused by that revolution—the military operations on land in the War for Independence. When The War for the Revolution was first published almost sixty years ago, it was instantly recognized as a modern classic of American historical scholarship, as well as a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction Revolutionary War history. Today it is probably the most cited single work on the American Revolutionary War. The combination of a simple format and eloquent writing make The War of the Revolution an ideal reference for the professional historian and American history buff alike.
 

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This is a standard reference on the American Revolution everyone should have. Ward traced the war from beginning to end and across all of the theaters in lucid prose. Not and end place but a beginning for serious examination of any part of the American Revolution. Read full review

Contents

T H E C A U S E S OF T H E W A
24
E XI N G T ON
32
O N CO R D
52
O N D E R O GA
63
B U N K E R HILL
73
The Battle of Bunker Hill June 17 1775
83
WAS H IN GT O N T A K E S CO M M A N D
99
OR C H E S T E R A N D F A L MOU TH
125
Plan of the Attack on Forts Clinton and Montgomery by the British
517
B E MIS HEIGHTS
521
SA R A TO GA
532
VAL LEY FOR GE
543
B A R RE N H ILL
556
Lafayette at Barren Hill May 20 1778
563
T H E R A C E A C R O S S T H E J E R S E YS
570
MO N MOU TH
576

T H E QUESTION OF CANADA
135
O N T R E A L
150
A R N OLDS MARCH TO QUE BEC
163
Arnolds Route
171
Q U E B E C
181
The Attack on Quebec November 1775 to May 1776
189
WASH IN G T ON IN N E W YORK
202
The Battle of Long Island August 27 1776
207
T H E P R E L I M I N A R IES
211
T H E R E T R E A T
231
KI PS BAY
238
H A R L E M H E I G HTS
246
The Westchester Campaign
249
T H R O G S N E C K AND PE LHA M
253
W H IT E PLAINS
260
FOR T W A SHINGTON
267
THE RE TRE AT THROUGH T H E J E R S E YS
275
The Northern Part of New Jersey
279
THE CRISIS
285
TRENT ON
291
The Battle of Trenton December 26 1776
299
PRINCE TO N
306
Battles of Trenton and Princeton
313
MORRIS TOWN
319
MAN E U W E R S IN N E W J E R S E Y
325
HEAD OF E L K
334
B R AND Y WINE
341
PHILADELPHIA
355
The Battle of Brandywine September 11 1777 345
360
G E R MAN TOWN
362
The Battle of Germantown October 4 1777
367
THE FORTS ON THE DE LAWARE
372
Operations on the Delaware October 8November 1777
375
W A L C O U R IS LAND
384
Action on Lake Champlain
391
BURGOYNES EXPEDITION
398
B E N N ING TON
417
The Battle of Bennington
427
NOTES CHAP T E R S 137
433
STAN WIX AND OR ISKANY
477
St Legers Route to Fort Stanwix
479
Oriskany August 6 1777
487
A N B U R Y
492
FREE MANS FARM
504
First Battle at Freemans Farm September 19 1777
509
FOR T CLINT ON AND FOR T M O N T G O MERY
513
Battle of Monmouth June 28 1778
583
NEW PORT
587
S TO NY POINT
596
Stony Point July 16 1779
601
P A U L US HOOK
604
THE HARD WIN TER AT MORRIS TOWN
611
WY O M IN G
629
S UL LIVANS EXPEDITION
638
T H E IND I A N S S T R I K E B A C K
646
T H E S E AT OF WAR IN T H E SOUTH
655
Seat of War in the Southern States 17751781
657
The Battle of Sullivans Island June 28 1776
675
GE OR GIA
679
S A V A N N A H
688
Siege of Savannah October 9 1779
691
CIVIL WAR IN T H E SO U TH
704
GA T E S T A K E S CO M M A N D
717
The Battle of Camden August 16 1780
727
A F T E R C A M D EN
731
KINGS MOUNTAIN
737
The Battle of Kings Mountain
743
B E FORE CO W P E N S
748
CO W P E N S
755
The Battle of Cowpens January 17 1781 7 59
759
CO R N W A L L H S P U R S U E S M O R G A N
763
T H E R E T R E AT TO T H E D A N
770
G R E E N E R E T U R N S T O N OR T H C A R O L INA
777
GUI L F O R D C O U R T H O U S E
784
The Battle of Guilford March 15 1781
789
H O B K I R K S HILL
802
Battle of Hobkirks Hill April 25 1781
805
N IN E TYSIX
816
Siege of NinetySix May 22June 19 1781
819
E UT AW S P R IN GS
823
A R T E R E U T A W S P R IN GS
835
T H E D UN MOR E RAIDS
845
George Rogers Clark and the West
850
T H E R A V AG IN G OF VI R G IN IA
866
WASHING T ON RE SU M ES OPERATIONS
879
T H E SIE GE OF YORK TOWN
886
Siege of Yorktown
891
NOTES CHA P T E R S 3884
897
O S S A R Y O F M I L IT A R Y T E R M S
927
P R IN C I PA L A U T H OR IT I E S
943
N D E X
955
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Christopher Ward served as president of the Historical Society of Delawareand worked with the Federal Writer's Project. Some of his works include The War of the Revolution , TheDutch and Swedes on the Delaware and The Saga of Cap'n John Smith . Hedied at the age of 75 in 1943.

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