Philadelphia 1777: Taking the Capital

Philadelphia 1777: Taking the Capital

by Justin Clement, Stephen Walsh, Adam Hook
     
 

Ending with the fall of the capital city to the British Army, the campaign for Philadelphia set in motion a series of events, that led to the defeat of the British and eventual independence for the emerging American nation.

From the landing of Howe's army at the head of the Elk River in Maryland, to his eventual capture of Philadelphia, the campaign included some

Overview

Ending with the fall of the capital city to the British Army, the campaign for Philadelphia set in motion a series of events, that led to the defeat of the British and eventual independence for the emerging American nation.

From the landing of Howe's army at the head of the Elk River in Maryland, to his eventual capture of Philadelphia, the campaign included some fascinating battles. The first engagement at Brandywine, the inconclusive battle of the Clouds, the controversial Paoli Massacre, the missed opportunity at Germantown, and the maturing of an army at Valley Forge, are all examined in detail by Justin Clement, with supporting maps, original artwork, and photographs.

Recently discovered information about the battle of Brandywine and analysis of the major personalities involved, completes this comprehensive account of an important episode in the American War of Independence (1775-1783).

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“It is a great book, especially for the student of the Revolutionary War and shows that often times victory is fleeting and the best laid plans oft go astray. A book I know you will enjoy reading.” —Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (September 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846030338
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/21/2007
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


Justin Clement graduated from the New York State University of Buffalo with a degree in Physics, but history has always been his passion. He has been a living history re-enactor of the American Revolution many years, and he has transcribed several manuscript journals and orderly books and writes research articles for various living history organizations. He is also a member of the Company of Military Historians. He lives in Western Pennsylvania. The author lives in Williamsburg, VA.

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