Philadelphia 1777: Taking the capital by Justin ClementPhiladelphia 1777: Taking the capital by Justin Clement

Philadelphia 1777: Taking the capital

byJustin ClementIllustratorStephen Walsh

Paperback | August 21, 2007

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Ending with the fall of the capital city to the British Army, the campaign for Philadelphia set in motion a series of events, that led to the defeat of the British and eventual independence for the emerging American nation.

From the landing of Howe's army at the head of the Elk River in Maryland, to his eventual capture of Philadelphia, the campaign included some fascinating battles. The first engagement at Brandywine, the inconclusive battle of the Clouds, the controversial Paoli Massacre, the missed opportunity at Germantown, and the maturing of an army at Valley Forge, are all examined in detail by Justin Clement, with supporting maps, original artwork, and photographs.

Recently discovered information about the battle of Brandywine and analysis of the major personalities involved, completes this comprehensive account of an important episode in the American War of Independence (1775-1783).

Justin Clement graduated from the New York State University of Buffalo with a degree in Physics, but history has always been his passion. He has been a living history re-enactor of the American Revolution many years, and he has transcribed several manuscript journals and orderly books and writes research articles for various living his...
Title:Philadelphia 1777: Taking the capitalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.27 × 0.19 inPublished:August 21, 2007Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846030331

ISBN - 13:9781846030338

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Table of Contents

The Road to Philadelphia/Chronology/The Staging Ground - The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Forces /Head of Elk - Brandywine/Paoli - Germantown/The Delaware Forts/Aftermath/The Battle Sites Today/Bibliography/Index

Editorial Reviews

"It is a great book, especially for the student of the Revolutionary War and shows that often times victory is fleeting and the best laid plans oft go astray. A book I know you will enjoy reading." -Scott Van Aken, (September 2007)