This sourcebook of the 1779 Sullivan Expedition against the pro-British Loyalists and Iroquois nations comprises two parts. In the first, originally published in 1943 as part of the Cornell University Studies in History series, Albert Hazen Wright gathers contemporary accounts, official military reports, commentary, and letters from soldiers that were published in newspapers from New Hampshire to Georgia. These sources organized under several headings (including Royalist Raids, Friendly Indians, Brodhead's Expedition, and The Battle of Newtown ) and accompanied by explanatory notes reveal the progress of the campaign, the tactics employed in the destruction of Indian communities, and the daily lives of the soldiers, as well as the attitudes of the military toward their enemy and of the public to the campaign.The second part, published in two volumes of the Studies in History series in 1965, contains both the regimental rosters of the nearly 6,000 men who served in Sullivan's army, including their names, ranks, and units, as well as the casualty lists from those regiments an invaluable resource for historians and genealogists.
|Publication date:||1st May 2012|
|Author:||Albert Hazen Wright|
|Publisher:||Fall Creek Press an imprint of Cornell University Press|
|Categories:||History of the Americas, American War of Independence, Geographical discovery & exploration,|