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Benjamin Lincoln And The American Revolution
     

Benjamin Lincoln And The American Revolution

by David B. Mattern
 

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In this definitive biography of one of America's most important but least known Revolutionary War generals, David B. Mattern tells the life story of Benjamin Lincoln, a prosperous farmer who left the comfort of his Massachusetts home to become a national hero in America's struggle for independence. Mattern's account of the citizen-soldier who served as George

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In this definitive biography of one of America's most important but least known Revolutionary War generals, David B. Mattern tells the life story of Benjamin Lincoln, a prosperous farmer who left the comfort of his Massachusetts home to become a national hero in America's struggle for independence. Mattern's account of the citizen-soldier who served as George Washington's second-in-command at Yorktown and as secretary of war from 1781 to 1783 revisits the challenges, sacrifices, triumphs, and defeats that shaped Lincoln's evolution from affluent middle-aged family man to pillar of a dynamic republic.

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A biography of a little known Revolutionary War general, chronicling the wartime career of the citizen-soldier who served as George Washington's second-in-command at Yorktown and as secretary at war from 1781 to 1783. Refutes charges that Lincoln was corrupt and ineffective, and offers an assessment of his command of the Southern Department in 1779 and 1780. Also discusses his role in Shay's Rebellion and his political career. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781570032608
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
1,232,590
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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