By Rene Chartrand, Richard Hook (Illustrator)

ISBN-10: 1841765686

ISBN-13: 9781841765686

The commanders who led the opposing armies of the yankee warfare of Independence got here from remarkably varied backgrounds. They integrated not just males from Britain and the United States, yet from Germany, France and Spain in addition. a few have been from the nice households of the "Old World", whereas others have been frontiersmen or farmers within the "New World". regardless of their differing origins, all have been leaders within the occasions that resulted in the institution of the USA of the USA. This publication info the looks, careers and personalities of the commanders on either side. It covers such well-known figures as George Washington and Lord Cornwallis besides much less recognized males similar to Admiral Suffren and Bernando de Galvez.

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In July 1779, he attacked and captured Grenada but failed to take Savannah in September. After a number of indecisive engagements, he returned to France in early 1781. In 1789, he rallied to the ideas of the French Revolution but he was arrested in 1794 and guillotined. He is shown in this c. 1783 print wearing the full dress uniform of a vice-admiral according to the 1764 regulations, but with black velvet breeches. 47 Charles-Francois-Joseph, Comte de Flechin (1744-1801), came to Martinique at the head of his Tourraine Regiment in 1780 and took part in the siege of Yorktown in October 1781.

He was recalled to France and left Martinique in 1783. During the French Revolution, he remained staunchly loyal to the royal family and was one of those who attempted to save Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette in their failed Varennes escape in 1791. He later joined the Emigre Army of the Prince of Conde and was an adviser to the Duke of York. He died in England on November 11, 1800. Adm. Pierre-Andre de Suffren de Saint-Tropez ( 1 7 2 6 - 8 8 ) Suffren was born near Aix-en-Provence into a noble family whose dominion included Saint-Tropez.

Maj. Gen. Sir John Burgoyne according to a 19th century print after S. Holyer. Although the uniform details, such as the stand-and-fall collar which postdates the American Revolution, are not always exact, the likeness may well be fairly accurate to about 1775 as it bears a resemblance to George Romney's later portrait of Burgoyne. 31 Lt. Gen. Charles, Earl of Cornwallis, from a print after a portrait made in 1786 by John Smart. This likeness, along with Thomas Gainsborough's 1783 painting, shows the actual appearance of Cornwallis at the time of the siege of Yorktown.

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