Washington's Partisan War, 1775-1783

Washington's Partisan War, 1775-1783

eBook - 1996
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Washington encouraged the use of the militia as partisans. The combination of 18th-century military doctrine and the partisan dimension reveals in Washington a depth of strategic ability only rarely recognized. By combining the histories of regular units, state militia, and politics at the state and national levels, the author brings clarity to the chaotic and complicated military campaigns. He aptly compares events in the middle states to the better known partisan warfare in the South and thus illuminates the militia's contributions to Washington's victories in the Revolutionary War.
George Washington could criticize the militia in the sharpest, most condemning terms, but, as Mark Kwasny argues, the general also embraced a strategy that depended on the effectiveness of the militia. Its contributions were especially significant in the middle states around New York City. Militia units controlled local populations while defending coastal towns and enclaves against British raids. They cooperated effectively with the Continental Army, gathering military intelligence, serving as a defensive screen, and at critical times reinforcing the main army.
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, 1996.
ISBN: 9781631010057
1631010050
9781631010040
1631010042
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 425 pages) :,illustrations, maps.

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