Washington the Soldier


Henry B. Carrington (Editor)

Series: American History, Culture and Literature

BISAC: HIS036030

Looking to the general trend of Washington’s military career, it is emphasized, throughout the volume, that the moral, religious, and patriotic motives that energized his life and shaped his character were so absolutely interwoven with the fibre of his professional experiences, that the soul of the Man magnified the greatness of the Soldier.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps

Preface to the Second Edition


Chapter I. Early Aptitudes for Success

Chapter II. The Ferment of American Liberty

Chapter III. The Outbreak of Repressed Liberty

Chapter IV. Armed America needs a Soldier

Chapter V. Washington in Command

Chapter VI. British Canada enters the Field of Action

Chapter VII. Howe succeeds Gates.—Closing Scenes of 1775

Chapter VIII. America against Britain.—Boston taken

Chapter IX. Systematic War with Britain begun

Chapter X. Britain against America.—Howe invades New York

Chapter XI. Battle of Long Island

Chapter XII. Washington in New York

Chapter XIII. Washington tenders, and Howe declines, Battle.—Harlem Heights and White Plains

Chapter XIV. The First New Jersey Campaign.—Trenton

Chapter XV. The First New Jersey Campaign developed.—Princeton

Chapter XVI. The American Base of Operations established.—The Second New Jersey Campaign

Chapter XVII. British Invasion from Canada.—Operations along the Hudson

Chapter XVIII. Pennsylvania invaded.—Battle of Brandywine

Chapter XIX. Washington resumes the Offensive.—Battle of Germantown

Chapter XX. Jealousy and Greed defeated.—Valley Forge

Chapter XXI. Philadelphia and Valley Forge in Winter, 1778

Chapter XXII. From Valley Forge to White Plains again.—Battle of Monmouth

Chapter XXIII. The Alliance with France takes effect.—Siege of Newport

Chapter XXIV. Minor Events and Grave Conditions, 1779

Chapter XXV. Minor Operations of 1779 continued.—Stony Point taken.—New England relieved

Chapter XXVI. Shifting Scenes.—Temper of the People.—Savannah

Chapter XXVII. The Eventful Year 1780.—New Jersey once more invaded

Chapter XXVIII. Battle of Springfield.—Rochambeau.—Arnold.—Gates

Chapter XXIX. A Bird’s-eye View of the Theatre of War

Chapter XXX. The Soldier tried.—American Mutiny.—Foreign Judgment.—Arnold’s Depredations

Chapter XXXI. The Southern Campaign, 1781, outlined.—Cowpens.—Guilford Court-house.—Eutaw Springs

Chapter XXXII. Lafayette in Pursuit of Arnold.—The End in Sight.—Arnold in the British Army

Chapter XXXIII. New York and Yorktown threatened.—Cornwallis inclosed by Lafayette

Chapter XXXIV. British Captains outgeneraled.—Washington joins Lafayette

Chapter XXXV. The Alliance with France vindicated.—Washington’s Magnanimity.—His Benediction

Chapter XXXVI. Washington’s Prediction realized.—The Attitude of America pronounced

Appendix A.—American Army, by States

Appendix B.—American Navy and its Career

Appendix C.—Comparisons with Later Wars

Appendix D.—British Army, at Various Dates

Appendix E.—Organization of Burgoyne’s Army

Appendix F.—Organization of Cornwallis’s Army

Appendix G.—Notes of Lee’s Court-martial

Glossary of Military Terms


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