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Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Colin Pengelly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033136
eISBN:
9780813038780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Siege of Yorktown — the military engagement that ended the American Revolutionary War — would not have been possible without the French fleet's major strategic victory in the Battle of the ... More


Ending the War

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The manner in which the war came to an end had very important consequences both for the future of Anglo‐American relations and for the impact which the loss of America would have on Britain and its ... More


“A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

James B. Griffin

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1861, James B. Griffin left Edgefield, South Carolina, and rode off to Virginia to take up duty with the Confederate Army. He was thirty-five years old, a wealthy planter, and the owner of ... More


Ritual Performance: Surrender during the American War of Independence

Daniel Krebs

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This case study on German subsidy troops fighting in the American War of Independence understands surrender as a ritual performance, turning defeated soldiers into symbolic capital. If the ritual was ... More


Retrieved Relics and New Monuments: Lafayette in Yorktown

Thomas A. Chambers

in Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448676
eISBN:
9780801465673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448676.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter illustrates how the slow pace of monument building, and perhaps even the neglect of Revolutionary War battlefields, indicates Americans’ hesitancy to commemorate their past and their ... More


Washington’s Soldier

Gwynne Tuell Potts

in George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Captain William Croghan entered Valley Forge with ten thousand soldiers in December 1777 and left with Washington the following June as a major in Charles Scott’s brigade. He lived and worked with ... More


Following the Revolution Home

Edward G. Gray

in The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110555
eISBN:
9780300137811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110555.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on John Ledyard's journey to Long Island Sound. About one year after returning to England aboard the Resolution, Ledyard was sent to sea once again. This time he was asked to ... More


The Monuments to Negro Labor April–May 1862

Glenn David Brasher

in The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans and the Fight for Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835449
eISBN:
9781469601847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882528_brasher.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses General Mc-Clellan siege operations at Yorktown. When Union troops entered Yorktown, the soldiers gained a new appreciation for the Peninsula's black community. The chapter ... More


The Rochambeau Project: Historical and Archaeological Documentation of the French Army’s Marches through Connecticut in 1781 and 1782

Mary Guillette Harper

in Historical Archaeology of the Revolutionary War Encampments of Washington's Army

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056401
eISBN:
9780813058214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056401.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter documents archaeological and written sources that reconstruct the marching route that Rochambeau and his troops took through Connecticut as they made their way to assist Washington in ... More


“Challenging the Interest and Reverence of all Patriotic Americans”: Preservation and the Yorktown National Battlefield

Sarah M. Goldberger

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The story of Virginia’s role in the American Revolution, the subject of Sarah M. Goldberger’s essay, traces the development of the Yorktown National Battlefield—one of the most important sites of ... More


: The Peninsula

Earl J. Hess

in Field Armies & Fortifications in the Civil War: The Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829318
eISBN:
9781469611778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807829318.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the use of fortifications by the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia in the Peninsula campaign during the Civil War. It looks at the Federals' campaign in ... More


“This Class of Britain’s Heroes”: From the Fall of Charleston to Yorktown

Robert G. Parkinson

in The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626635
eISBN:
9781469628103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626635.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Patriot political and communication leaders clung to images of British proxies as mirror opposites of heroic American freedom fighters in 1780 and 1781. In what would be the war's final, desperate ... More


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