Chronology of American Military History by John C. Fredriksen

By John C. Fredriksen

Starting with the struggle for America's independence greater than 230 years in the past as much as and together with the neighborhood conflicts of the twenty first century, Chronology of yankee army background is a brand new three-volume panoramic reference masking the complete size of U.S. army background. approximately 5,000 chronological, daily entries enable scholars to persist with occasions as they spread, frequently in daily aspect. every one occasion is preceded with a typical topical marker to aid readers speedy find the topics they need to stick to. Scattered during the textual content are greater than a hundred and fifty characteristic bins highlighting key army figures, and greater than 2 hundred black-and-white illustrations, photos, and maps supplement the textual content.

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In this manner, Woodford hopes he can thwart possible British capture of Suffolk. December 1 Military: General Richard Montgomery departs Montreal with a small force of 330 men, all he can spare, and sails down the St. Lawrence River to Quebec. There he intends to join forces with Colonel Benedict Arnold’s depleted force at Point aux Trembles and begin siege operations. Both commanders are under an exacting timetable as expiring enlistments, the onset of winter, and endemic supply shortages are all working against them.

Such a move is calculated to force British general William Howe to either come out and fight in the open or abandon the city altogether. February 17 Naval: Commodore Esek Hopkins directs his small armada, consisting of the frigates Alfred and Columbus, the brigs Cabot and Andrew Doria, the sloops Providence and Hornet, and the schooners Fly and Wasp into open water. This is the first sortie in strength by the Continental navy on open water, and although Hopkins has been instructed by Congress to scour the southern coastline for British warships, he uses a discretionary clause in his orders to attack Nassau in the Bahamas instead.

The island is occupied the following morning by 200 soldiers without incident. One American officer dies when his defective mortar explodes. July 10 Naval: In Philadelphia, the Continental frigate Randolph is launched and handed off to Captain Nicholas Biddle. 1776 Chronology 43 July 11 Naval: Captain Lambert Wickes and the brig Reprisal commence a cruise that will seize four British merchantmen by month’s end. July 12 Military: Colonel Elijah Clarke and a detachment of Georgia militia rout a band of Cherokee at the juncture of the Broad and Savannah Rivers, killing four and losing three killed and four wounded.

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