Peckuwe 1780

The Revolutionary War on the Ohio River Frontier

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Peckuwe 1780

The Revolutionary War on the Ohio River Frontier

Description

As the Revolutionary War raged on fields near the Atlantic, Native Americans and British rangers fought American settlers on the Ohio River frontier in warfare of unsurpassed ferocity. When their attacks threatened to drive the Americans from their settlements in Kentucky, Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and other frontiersmen guided an army of 970 Kentuckians into what is now Ohio to attack the principal Native American bases from which the raids emanated. This superbly illustrated book traces Colonel George Rogers Clark's lightning expedition to destroy Chalawgatha and Peckuwe, and describes how on 8 August 1780 his Kentuckians clashed with an army of 450 Native Americans, under Black Hoof, Buckongahelas and Girty, at the battle of Peckuwe. It would be the largest Revolutionary War battle on the Ohio River frontier.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Strategic Situation
3. Chronology
4. Commanders
5. Armies
6. Plans
7. Order of Battle
8. Campaign and Battle
9. The End of the Revolutionary War
10. Aftermath
11. The Battlefield Today
12. Bibliography

Product details

Published Oct 18 2018
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472828866
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 327
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

John F. Winkler

John F. Winkler lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his…

Illustrator

Peter Dennis

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