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With Musket and Tomahawk: The Saratoga Campaign and the Wilderness War of 1777 by Michael O. Logusz
"With Musket and Tomahawk" -- a well-researched 418-page book -- explores the Battle of Saratoga, which decided the fate of British General John Burgoyne's army in the American Revolutionary War. The British plan, foreseen by George Washington two years before Lexington and Concord, was to separate New England from the rest of the colonies, and seize the patriot food bases.
(auburnpub.com)

Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse [book review]
The largest single Revolutionary war conflict in North Carolina - the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, on March 15, 1781 - explored in a new book.
(starnewsonline.com)

The Battle of Bennington was key battle in American Revolution
The Battle of Bennington was the first of a series that led to the surrender of Burgoyne`s army - and to the recognition of the independence of the U.S.
(rutlandherald.com)

Prelude to Civil War: Americans slaughtered their countrymen in the Battle of Waxhaws
"In the South, it became common to have Americans against Americans... families divided just as in the later Civil War," says John Ferling, the author of "Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence."
(usnews.com)

Historians pinpoint location of the Battle of Clapp's Mill
Amateur historians claim to have pinpoint the location of the Battle of Clapp`s Mill, which led to the Battle of Guilford Courthouse - a decisive moment when rebels began to dissolve the British Army.
(thetimesnews)

Fusiliers: Eight Years with the Redcoats in America by Mark Urban
Fusiliers follows the battle hardened 23rd Regiment during the 8 years of the American War of Independence.
(telegraph)

American flag flies in battle for the first time Sept. 3, 1777
Sept 3, 1777, an American flag flew in battle for the first time during a Revolutionary War, when General William Maxwell ordered the new flag raised in a clash with an advance guard of British and Hessian troops at Cooch`s Bridge.
(politico)

Gloucester minutemen dealt British navy first Revolutionary War defeat
On Aug. 8, 1775, Gloucester minutemen repelled an assault by the sailors of King George III, keeping the strategic port out of British hands and handing the imperial crown the first defeat suffered by the Royal Navy in the war.
(gloucestertimes)

Lives lost for freedom
Over 25,000 soldiers perished in the Revolutionary War: In proportion to the US population today, that`s 3 million dead. For their service privates were paid less than $7 a month - if they happened to receive the payment.
(boston)

Historic site shines light on little known Revolutionary hero
Col. John Glover was American hero. He embodies one of those "ifs" of history. If not for his leadership and the bravery of his men who took a bloody stand at a place called Pell's Point, we might still be taking afternoon tea and singing "God Save The Queen." There's no question that on Oct. 18, 1776, his outnumbered regiment of Massachusetts volunteers surprised 4,000 British and Hessian troops and prevented a rout of George Washington's tattered main army, which was in full retreat. The rear-guard action allowed Washington to flee north and to fight another day on the heights of White Plains.
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Battle of Pell's Point was a pivotal point in the Revolutionary War
There was not a surrender, prisoners taken or even a handover of weapons; but the Battle of Pell's Point was a pivotal point in the Revolutionary War. On Oct. 18, 1776, a brigade of 750 American soldiers held off a 4,000-man British regiment, thus helping the main army led by General George Washington withdraw. The battle, which is briefly mentioned in history books, could have made a difference in the British Army overpowering American troops. It was the beginning of the Revolutionary War and George Washington's troops were chased into northern Manhattan and in danger of being trapped there.
(thejournalnews)

The first open battle of the revolutionary war
In 1776 the Continental Army felt confident. In the past year it had repelled the British three times, at Lexington and Concord, Boston, and Charleston. It was undefeated on its own turf. That all changed on August 26, 1776, in Brooklyn, the British positioned themselves for the first open battle of the war. Before his appointment as commander in chief Washington had never led more than 700 men. His grasp of strategy remained largely theoretical. For a clash between ill-equipped band of colonials and one of the strongest military empires on the planet, the Battle of Long Island played out as you would expect.
(americanheritage)

Most Revolutionary War battles were staged at New Jersey
During New Jersey's final years as a colony, more Revolutionary War battles and skirmishes were staged there than in any other future state. Yet when Americans hear the story of the Revolution, the role of the Garden State is somewhat "underappreciated." The U.S. House of Representatives recognized the state's often overlooked historical significance, by passing a bill that designates parts of 14 New Jersey counties as the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area. The Heritage Area encompasses more than 250 nationally registered Revolutionary War sites.
(nj)