1781 [electronic resource] : The Decisive Year of the Revolutionary War. Robert Tonsetic.
- ISBN: 9781612000787 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2011.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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.By 1781, America had been at war with the world's strongest empire for six years with no end in sight. British troops occupied key coastal cities, from New York to Savannah, and the Royal Navy prowled the waters off the American coast. The remaining Patriot forces hunkered down in the hinterland, making battle only at opportunities when British columns ventured near. But after several harsh winters, and the failure of the nascent government to adequately supply the troops, the American army was fast approaching the breaking point...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. Havertown : Casemate, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2891 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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