Monmouth Courthouse 1778 by Brendan Morrissey
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Monmouth Courthouse 1778
By Brendan Morrissey

Monmouth Courthouse 1778

The Last Great Battle in the North

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Monmouth Courthouse 1778 by Brendan Morrissey

Book Description

In June 1778, Clinton decided to evacuate his army from Philadelphia to New York. Washington sent almost half his army to strike at the rear of the British when Clinton moved out of Monmouth Courthouse. However, confusion among Lee's troops led to their attacks being repulsed. Washington himself later withstood a series of powerful British attacks but the heat and lack of water led to the battle petering out. The battle was the last major action in the Northern theatre, and also the longest and hardest-fought engagement of the entire Revolutionary War. This book analyses this crucial battle which has until now been shrouded in confusion and obscurity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841767727
ISBN-10: 1841767727
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 8mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Brendan Morrissey

Brendan Morrissey trained as a lawyer before working as a PR consultant and writer in the defence industry, principally with British Aerospace. He has a long-standing interest in military affairs and Anglo-American relations. Brendan has written several titles on this subject in Osprey's Campaign series, including volumes 67: 'Saratoga 1777', 37: 'Boston 1775', and 47: 'Yorktown 1781'. He is married and lives in Surrey, UK. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specialises in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, the American Civil War and the American Revolution. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

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