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The Philadelphia Campaign: Brandywine and the Fall of Philadelphia
     

The Philadelphia Campaign: Brandywine and the Fall of Philadelphia

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by Thomas J. McGuire
 

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The first in a monumental two-volume set on the pivotal 1777 campaign of the American Revolution, this book is an in-depth examination of the military engagements that resulted in the British capture of Philadelphia. Based on surviving accounts of soldiers and civilians, the author weaves together the compelling story of the fight for the Continental capital.

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The first in a monumental two-volume set on the pivotal 1777 campaign of the American Revolution, this book is an in-depth examination of the military engagements that resulted in the British capture of Philadelphia. Based on surviving accounts of soldiers and civilians, the author weaves together the compelling story of the fight for the Continental capital.

In the winter of 1777, after the victories at Trenton and Princeton, George Washington painstakingly rebuilt the Continental Army. The following spring, all eyes turned to the British commander-in-chief, Sir William Howe, to see when and where he would resume the drive on the rebel capital. Numerous skirmishes and seemingly pointless maneuvers finally led to Pennsylvania. The two main armies finally clashed in the bloody Battle of Brandywine on September 11, where Howe's flanking tactics inflicted a serious defeat on Washington. Rallying his forces, Washington resumed his defense of Philadelphia, only to be thwarted at the Schuylkill and suffer a small but bloody defeat at Paoli. Congress fled the capital as the British Army approached, and the campaign to win the hearts and minds of the American people raged in full fury as the two armies marched through the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811701785
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
10/27/2006
Pages:
432
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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The Philadelphia Campaign: Brandywine and the Fall of Philadelphia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Major_TomRR More than 1 year ago
Excellent rendition of Clinton and Washington's attempts to secure Philadelphia.