The Philadelphia Campaign: Germantown and the Roads to by Thomas J. McGuire PDF

By Thomas J. McGuire

Based on squaddies' and civilians' bright accounts--many exposed for the 1st time from inner most collections--the tale of the compelling struggle for independence reaches its such a lot determined moments. This moment in a two-volume set follows the saga from Cornwallis's triumphal march of his British and Hessian troops into Philadelphia in overdue September to Washington's move of the weary Continental forces to camp at Valley Forge in December.
Defeated at Brandywine, the Continental forces have been tired and sick built. but on October four, Washington launched into his first significant offensive of the war--a shock assault at sunrise on Howe's major camp at Germantown. merely narrowly defeated, the Continentals won worthy adventure and new self belief within the probability of victory. The seige of the Delaware River forts--one of the bloodiest and lengthy battles of the war--ended with British good fortune in mid-November, yet nonetheless Howe did not finish the battle. He attempted unsuccessfully to attract Washington from the fortified hills of Whitemarsh. because the Continental forces moved to Valley Forge for the iciness, they'd need to face their maximum challenge--survival.

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