The King's Ranger: Thomas Brown and the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier

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Fordham Univ Press, Jan 30, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 360 pages
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The King's Ranger explores not only military history but also such aspects of the American past as colonial migration, upheaval in the backcountry... and the formation of new settlements in the Caribbean.
 

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Contents

From Yorkshire to Georgia
1
Shaping a Southern Strategy 1775
17
Testing the Plan 1776
40
Frontier War 17771778
58
The Plan Unfolds 1779
83
The Plan as the Southern Strategy 1780
102
The Plan Fails 1781
124
The Last Campaign 1782
147
Whitby and St Vincent
193
The Legend and the Man
219
Epilogue
229
Biographical Sketches of Some Leading Figures
233
Muster Rolls Kings Rangers
249
Notes
295
Bibliography
333
Index
349

Florida Interlude 17831785
159
A Gentleman Planter
174

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Edward J. Cashin is the author of numerous books, including Augusta and the American Revolution. He is currently a professor at Augusta College in Augusta, Georgia.

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