American War of Independence Commanders

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The commanders who led the opposing armies of the American War of Independence (1775–1783) came from remarkably different backgrounds. They included not only men from Britain and America, but from Germany, France and Spain as well. Some were from the great families of the "Old World," while others were frontiersmen or farmers in the "New World." Despite their differing origins, all were leaders in the events that led to the establishment of the United States of America. This book details the appearance, careers and personalities of the commanders on both sides. It covers such famous figures as George Washington and Lord Cornwallis along with less well-known men such as Admiral Suffren and Bernando de Galvez.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · George Washington · Benedict Arnold · Horatio Gates · Benjamin Lincoln · Von Steuben · Lafayette · Nathaniel Greene · John Sullivan · Charles Lee · Henry Knox · George Rodgers Clark · Sir William Howe ·Sir Guy Carleton · Sir John Burgoyne · Sir Henry Clinton · Lord Cornwallis · Banastre Tarleton · Admiral Rodney · General Elliott, Lord Heathfield · Comte de Rochambeau · Duc de Lauzun · Marquis de Bouillé · Admiral Suffren · Bernardo de Galvez

Product details

Published Aug 20 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841765686
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 12 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Elite
Short code ELI 93
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…


Richard Hook

Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reiga…


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