Philadelphia Campaign, The: Vol.2, Germantown and the Roads to Valley Forge

Philadelphia Campaign, The: Vol.2, Germantown and the Roads to Valley Forge

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by Thomas J. McGuire
     
 

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Based on soldiers' and civilians' vivid accounts--many uncovered for the first time from private collections--the story of the compelling fight for independence reaches its most desperate moments. This second in a two-volume set follows the saga from Cornwallis's triumphal march of his British and Hessian troops into Philadelphia in late September to Washington's

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Based on soldiers' and civilians' vivid accounts--many uncovered for the first time from private collections--the story of the compelling fight for independence reaches its most desperate moments. This second in a two-volume set follows the saga from Cornwallis's triumphal march of his British and Hessian troops into Philadelphia in late September to Washington's movement of the weary Continental forces to camp at Valley Forge in December.Defeated at Brandywine, the Continental forces were worn out and ill equipped. Yet on October 4, Washington embarked on his first major offensive of the war--a surprise attack at dawn on Howe's main camp at Germantown. Only narrowly defeated, the Continentals gained valuable experience and new confidence in the possibility of victory. The seige of the Delaware River forts--one of the bloodiest and prolonged battles of the war--ended with British success in mid-November, but still Howe failed to end the war. He tried unsuccessfully to draw Washington from the fortified hills of Whitemarsh. As the Continental forces moved to Valley Forge for the winter, they would have to face their greatest challenge--survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811702065
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
05/21/2007
Series:
Philadelphia Campaign Series
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
651,823
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas McGuire teaches American history at Malvern Preparatory School near Paoli, Pennsylvania, and is the author of Battle of Paoli and Stop The Revolution.

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Philadelphia Campaign, The: Vol.2, Germantown and the Roads to Valley Forge 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Major_TomRR More than 1 year ago
Outstanding complement to volume one by this offer. Excellent rendering of the major campaign and skirmishes of 1776.