Philadelphia 1777: Taking the capital (Campaign)
Justin Clement, Stephen Walsh
Ending with the autumn of the capital urban to the British military, the crusade for Philadelphia set in movement a sequence of occasions, that ended in the defeat of the British and eventual independence for the rising American nation.
From the touchdown of Howe's military on the head of the Elk River in Maryland, to his eventual seize of Philadelphia, the crusade incorporated a few interesting battles. the 1st engagement at Brandywine, the inconclusive conflict of the Clouds, the arguable Paoli bloodbath, the ignored chance at Germantown, and the maturing of a military at Valley Forge, are all tested intimately via Justin Clement, with assisting maps, unique paintings, and photographs.
Recently stumbled on information regarding the conflict of Brandywine and research of the key personalities concerned, completes this complete account of a huge episode within the American conflict of Independence (1775-1783).
Authorization o f the Pennsylvania C o m m i t t e e o f defense and u n d e r the course o f the Naval Board, performed an important function towards the latter half o f the c a m p a i g n . C o m m o d o r e J o h n H a z e l w o o d was once c o m m a n d e r o f the fleet assigned to guard the Delaware, which i n c l u d e d a frigate, a brig galley, a s c h o o n e r , thirteen rowing galleys and several other diversified a r m e d vessels and fire-ships. T h e Continental army was once principally despatched to annoy.
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