Liberty's Fallen Generals: Leadership and Sacrifice in the American War of Independence
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 warÆs 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. LibertyÆs Fallen Generals is the first book to analyze these key military leadersÆ service and the quality of their leadership in light of recent scholarship on the Revolutionary War. Each generalÆs 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, LibertyÆs Fallen Generals is essential reading for those interested in learning more about AmericaÆs earliest heroes.
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Chapter 1 Joseph Warren AprilJune 1775
Chapter 2 Richard Montgomery JuneDecember 1775
Chapter 3 Nathaniel Woodhull JanuarySeptember 1776
Chapter 4 Hugh Mercer September 1776January 1777
Chapter 5 David Wooster JanuaryMay 1777
Chapter 6 Nicholas Herkimer MayAugust 1777
Chapter 7 Francis Nash AugustOctober 1777
Chapter 8 Casimir Pulaski October 1777October 1779
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