Monmouth Courthouse 1778

Monmouth Courthouse 1778

The last great battle in the north

Campaign 135
  • Author: Brendan Morrissey
  • Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Short code: CAM 135
  • Publication Date: 25 May 2004
  • ISBN: 9781841767727
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The battle of Monmouth Courthouse was not only the last major action in the Northern theater, it was also the longest and hardest-fought engagement of the entire Revolutionary War. When the British abandoned Philadelphia to return to New York City, American troops harassed their retreat. On the morning of 28 June 1778, General Lee, George Washington's lieutenant, attacked the British rearguard but his attack went badly wrong. The British rearguard, now reinforced, threw Lee's troops into a headlong retreat. Lee was relieved of his command and Washington's Continentals then stood toe-to-toe with the British, bloodily repulsing a series of powerful attacks by crack troops.

Biographical Note

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.

Contents

The Road to Monmouth courthouse
he Seat of war
Chronology
The Opposing Commanders
The Opposing Forces
The evacuation of Philadelphia
The British depart
The battle of Monmouth - First part
The battle of Monmouth - second part
Aftermat
The Battlefield Today
Bibliography
Index

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