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Valcour : the 1776 campaign that saved the cause of liberty

Title
Valcour : the 1776 campaign that saved the cause of liberty / Jack Kelly.
ISBN
9781250247117
125024711X
9781250247124
Edition
First edition.
Publication
New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2021.
Copyright Notice Date
©2021
Physical Description
x, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary
"The wild and suspenseful story of one of the most crucial and least known campaigns of the Revolutionary War when America's scrappy navy took on the full might of Britain's sea power. "Few know of the valor and courage of Benedict Arnold... With such a dramatic main character, the story of the Battle of Valcour is finally seen as one of the most exciting and important of the American Revolution." ?Tom Clavin author of Dodge City and co-author of Valley Forge During the summer of 1776, a British incursion from Canada loomed. In response, citizen soldiers of the newly independent nation mounted a heroic defense. Patriots constructed a small fleet of gunboats on Lake Champlain in northern New York and confronted the Royal Navy in a desperate three-day battle near Valcour Island. Their effort surprised the arrogant British and forced the enemy to call off their invasion. Jack Kelly's Valcour is a story of people. The northern campaign of 1776 was led by the underrated general Philip Schuyler (Hamilton's father-in-law), the ambitious former British officer Horatio Gates, and the notorious Benedict Arnold. An experienced sea captain, Arnold devised a brilliant strategy that confounded his slow-witted opponents. America's independence hung in the balance during 1776. Patriots endured one defeat after another. But two events turned the tide: Washington's bold attack on Trenton and the equally audacious fight at Valcour Island. Together, they stunned the enemy and helped preserve the cause of liberty"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 10, 2021
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The Last Man
Superiority on the Lakes
The Great Warpath
Canada
Not an Army
Straining Every Nerve
Sometimes I Dream
Fired on an Officer
Life and Spirit
Honor May Require
Princes of the Wilderness
Setting Sail
Dare Cross the Lake
A Considerable Naval Force
Prepared for the Enemy
No Landlubbers
A Noble Sight
Make Ready
Engage
The Battle Was Very Hot
With Great Fury
Extreme Obscurity
In Shattered Condition
The End of the Fight
Want of Time
Zeal for the Service
Active, Judicious and Brave
The Cause of Liberty.
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