The Battle of Monmouth. William Stryker.

The Battle of Monmouth

Longstreet House, 1999. Reissue. Hardcover. As new. Issued without dust jacket. Hardcover. 303 pp. plus 4 pp. maps at rear. Facsimile reissue of the original 1927 edition. Still considered to be the best work of its kind, an in depth examination of one of the critical engagements of the American Revolution, the Battle of Monmouth. The battle was fought on June 28, 1778 near what is today Freehold, New Jersey and near Monmouth Court House. It was the last battle of the Philadelphia Campaign that had begun the year before and that had resulted in major defeats for Washington and the Continenal Army, forcing them to winter at Valley Forge. When the French entered into an alliance with the Americans, General Sir Henry Clinton was ordered to vacate Philadelphia and bring his troops to New York City. George Washington sent a large portion of his troops under the command of General Charles Lee to intercept the British but Lee botched the attempt and was relieved fo command by Washington (who was so infuriated by Lee that according to one source, the Commander in Chief "...cursed until the leaves shook upon the trees..". The battle was essentially a draw and the British were able to withdraw under cover of night and continue their march to the shore were they would embark for New York. Though strategically unimportant militarily, the battle was viewed, at the time as a great victory for the Continentals, heartening the Americans and solidifying Washington as head of the army. As New. Item #E24924
ISBN: 9780944413609

Price: $48.50

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