New Hampshire was one of the first colonies to declare its independence from British rule. The patriotism and courage demonstrated in that act were by no means unprecedented--just before they began the Revolution, state residents attacked British-occupied Fort William and Mary in December 1774. While no battles were fought within the borders of the Granite State, these loyal sons of liberty contributed more men than any other state. Author Bruce D. Heald, PhD, celebrates the achievements and experiences of New Hampshire throughout the American Revolution. Learn how General John Stark gained battle experience in the French and Indian War that allowed him to successfully lead the First New Hampshire Regiment. Heald offers an in-depth description of the state's regiments, forts (including the Fort at Number 4 in Charlestown) and distinguished Patriots in addition to the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
About the Author
Dr. Bruce Heald is an adjunct professor of American military history at Plymouth State University and a fellow in the International Biographical Association. He is the recipient of the Gold Medal of Honor for literary achievement from the American Biographical Institute. Dr. Heald has written several books on the history of New Hampshire.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The French and Indian War 7
Chapter 2 A Period of Revolution in New Hampshire 19
Chapter 3 The American Revolutionary War 53
Chapter 4 New Hampshire Regiments and Militias 73
Chapter 5 Distinguished Patriots of the Revolutionary War 83
Chapter 6 The Major Forts in the War 107
Appendix: The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America 117
About the Author 128