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1781
by Tonsetic, Robert L.

ISBN: 9781612001548
PUBLISHER: Casemate Books
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 284
PUBLICATION DATE: 28.03.2013
DIMENSIONS: 15.2 x 22.9 x 1.8 centimetres

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Praise for Robert L. Tonsetic's previous publications: "...takes an unflinching look at both the adventure and trauma of war while aiming to fill the gaps in the record for Vietnam."-Metro College Magazine "A must read for any soldiers likely to conduct partnering activities in the future."-Soldier Magazine The Treaty of Paris in 1783 formally ended the American Revolutionary War, but it was the pivotal campaigns and battles of 1781 that decided the final outcome. 1781 was one of those rare years in American history when the future of the nation hung by a thread, and only the fortitude, determination, and sacrifice of its leaders and citizenry ensured its survival. 1781 was a year of battles, as the Patriot Morgan defeated the notorious Tarleton and his Loyal legion at Cowpens. Then Greene suffered defeat at Guilford Courthouse, only to rally his forces and continue to fight on, assisted by such luminaries as Francis Marion, the"Swamp Fox," and "Light Horse Harry" Lee. While luring Cornwallis north, Greene was able to gather new strength and launch a counterattack, until it was Cornwallis who felt compelled to seek succor in Virginia. He marched his main army to Yorktown on the Peninsula, upon which the French fleet, the British fleet, Greene, Washington, and the French army under Rochambeau all converged. On October 19, 1781, Cornwallis surrendered his weary and bloodied army. In this book, Robert Tonsetic provides a detailed analysis

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