Yorktown 1781

Yorktown 1781

The World Turned Upside Down

Campaign 47
  • Author: Brendan Morrissey
  • Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Short code: CAM 47
  • Publication Date: 15 Sep 1997
  • ISBN: 9781855326880
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

By 1781 Britain's struggle to contain the rebels in her American colonies had reached an inglorious stalemate. Six years on from the British defeat by the New England militia at Boston, George Washington's rebuilt Continental Army with support from the French now systematically began to seek out and destroy British forces even if protected by seemingly impregnable defences. Yorktown would be a salutary lesson to the British Crown about the odds she now faced in holding on to her colonies.

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 for Osprey, including Campaign 67 Saratoga 1777, and Campaign 37 Boston 1775. He is married and lives in Surrey, UK. Adam Hook studied graphic design at art college and began his illustrating career in 1983. He has worked with a variety of educational publishers covering various subjects within the fields of history and natural history. For Osprey he has illustrated Campaign 52 Gettysburg 1863 and Campaign 55 Chancellorsville 1863. Adam lives and works in Sussex, UK.

Contents

The Road to Yorktown
The Seat of War
The Opposing Commanders
The Opposing Armies
The Campaign in Virginia 1781
Naval Operations March-October 1781
The Siege of Yorktown
Aftermath
The Battlefields Today
Chronology
A Guide to Further Reading
Wargaming the Yorktown Campaign

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