General Washington's Commando: Benjamin Tallmadge in the Revolutionary War (BOK)

Richard F. Welch

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Washington's Commando explores the dynamic Revolutionary War career of Benjamin Tallmadge whose multi-faceted career included operations as a dragoon commander, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer, and master of combined land-sea operations. Tallmadge fought in the Battles of Long Island, White Plains, and Germantown, and defended the Patriot population in the no-man's-land of Westchester County against British and Tory raiders. After Washington rewarded him with his own legion, he unleashed bold raids on British-occupied Long Island from his bases in Connecticut. All the while, he ran Washington's most active espionage ring in New York and Long Island. Reversing roles, he played a key role in foiling Benedict Arnold's plot to betray the American stronghold of West Point to the British. Tallmadge's Revolutionary service graphically illuminates the struggle in the region which witnessed the most continuous, relentless, often pitiless, fighting of the struggle. In particular, the book describes the internecine quality of the fighting in politically divided Long Island and Westchester, and details how the struggle continued without letup even after Yorktown. Though Tallmadge's fascinating post-war career receives careful attention, the book focuses on his Revolutionary War service.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Richard F. Welch
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780786479634
Antall sider 277 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 272 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, American War of Independence