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A Press Release and an Excerpt from the text.
We all have a general knowledge of our battle for independence. For instance, we know we defeated the British, although most of us probably couldn't name three battles we won. Certainly we know who George Washington was, but coming up with the names of his subordinate officers would be nearly impossible. The American Revolution was arguably the most important war in Western History, yet most of us know only about that part which was fought in our own region.
Well, all that is about to change. Now anyone can find out everything about the Revolutionary War - painlessly. It's all in the "Revolutionary War Chronology and Almanac", recently published by Hope Farm Press.
Author Harv Hilowitz was in search of a "Pocket Guide to the Revolutionary War", an "Everything You Need To Know . ." type of "Revolutionary War For Dummies" book.
When he couldn't find it, he wrote one! His clear, simple writing style reflects his years as a teacher and student of history. In his new book, "Revolutionary War Chronology and Almanac", Mr. Hilowitz carefully presents all the facts about the American Revolution in an easy and accessible way.
Finally, a complete pocket reference to the Revolutionary War for everyone! The events, conflicts and campaigns are all arranged in a concise, logical order. The "Revolutionary War Chronology and Almanac" includes strategies, commanding officers, and the outcome of each battle. Additionally, six straight-forward regional maps show the routes and troop movements of each campaign, with an inset map of the USA to help locate each region. A complete almanac of facts and figures is included, with costs, populations, army sizes and more. There's even a brief biography of General Von Stueben, explaining this Baron's role in the Continental Army and why he is so well regarded by military historians. As I said, a complete reference, everything from the major dates to the trivia, it's all here.
For instance, did you know that there were several "Tea Parties" throughout the colonies before the famous one in Boston, that the Hessian Mercenaries weren't mercenaries at all, or that the brother of William Clark (of Lewis & Clark fame), with a handful of hardy soldiers, liberated a large section of the Illinois Territory? You will, and you'll know why, when you read the "Revolutionary War Chronology and Almanac", by Harv Hilowitz.
ISBN #0-910746-13-3 -- LOC #95-75530 -- 50 page Paperback-- $8.95
An Excerpt from the text
The Southern Campaign In 1780 - THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
May, 1780 -- With the huge American defeat at Charleston, SC, the South lay open for British attack. Georgia is occupied by the British and the Carolinas can be subdued by General Cornwallis, now at Charlestown. If the Carolinas fall, Virginia could be invaded and the Rebellion might come to a sudden end.
May 29, 1780 -- British Col. Banastre Tarleton's cavalry destroys the remaining American army in South Carolina at Waxhaws. Over 300 are killed or captured in this "massacre."
August 16, 1780 -- Gen. Cornwallis takes the offensive and marches deep into South Carolina from Charleston. American Gen. Gates, the victor at Saratoga, leads a mostly green force of 2,500 to Camden, SC. Cornwallis' veteran British regulars, around 2,000, meet Gates head on and destroy his army as a fighting force. A large number of prisoners and supplies fall to the British. Gates' command totals less than 700 after the debacle. Gen. Gates himself flees the battle scene and rides 60 miles on horseback to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he is relieved of his command, in disgrace.
Late August, 1780 -- After the disaster at Camden, SC, American forces are forced to fight a guerrilla war of attrition, trying to hold onto any part of the South. Cornwallis is now free to advance.
August 20, 1780 -- Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox" and only 16 troopers attack a British column and free American prisoners, while capturing the British soldiers in a dramatic raid near Camden, SC.
October, 1780 -- Cornwallis sends a force of British officers and over 1,000 Royalist Americans to control western South Carolina.
October 7, 1780 -- At Kings Mountain, South Carolina, an irregular force of 1,000 volunteer frontier "mountain men" from Tennessee Territory annihilates the British Royalist force sent to subdue them. Cornwallis' left flank is suddenly threatened by an unexpected uprising of frontiersmen, so he retreats north.
December, 1780 -- Patriot Gen. Nathaniel Greene assumes command of American forces in the South and begins to rebuild Gates' demoralized army. Greene is joined by Lighthorse Harry Lee (Robert E. Lee's father), veteran Continental units from various states and Francis Marion's Swamp Fighters.
And that's just ONE year in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War!
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