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Monmouth Courthouse 1778: The Last Great Battle in the North

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The battle of Monmouth Courthouse was not only the last major action in the Northern theater, it was also the longest and hardest-fought engagement of the entire Revolutionary War (1775-1783). When the British abandoned Philadelphia to return to New York City, American troops harassed their retreat. On the morning of 28 June 1778, General Lee, George Washington’s lieutenant, attacked the British rearguard but his attack went badly wrong. The British rearguard, now reinforced, threw Lee’s troops into a headlong ...

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Overview

The battle of Monmouth Courthouse was not only the last major action in the Northern theater, it was also the longest and hardest-fought engagement of the entire Revolutionary War (1775-1783). When the British abandoned Philadelphia to return to New York City, American troops harassed their retreat. On the morning of 28 June 1778, General Lee, George Washington’s lieutenant, attacked the British rearguard but his attack went badly wrong. The British rearguard, now reinforced, threw Lee’s troops into a headlong retreat. Lee was relieved of his command and Washington’s Continentals then stood toe-to-toe with the British, bloodily repulsing a series of powerful attacks by crack troops.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841767727
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Campaign Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 376,412
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Brendan Morrissey trained as a lawyer before working as a PR consultant and writer in the defence industry, principally with British Aerospace. He has a long-standing interest in military affairs and Anglo–American relations. Brendan has written several titles on this subject in Osprey’s Campaign series, including volumes 67: ‘Saratoga 1777’, 37: ‘Boston 1775’, and 47: ‘Yorktown 1781’. He is married and lives in Surrey, UK.

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Table of Contents

The Road to Monmouth 7
Introduction
The seat of war
Chronology 13
Opposing Commanders 15
The British
The Americans
Opposing Forces 19
The British and their allies
The Americans
The Monmouth Campaign 26
Enter the French
Two roads to Monmouth
Washington's response Monmouth Courthouse--The morning action
The afternoon action
Aftermath 75
Clinton reaches safety
Howe against D'Estaing Lee's court-martial
Conclusion
Orders of Battle 82
The Royal Army
The Continental Army
The Battlefields Today 91
Further Reading 94
Index 95
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Good book about the revolutionary war

    Awesome book

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