Battles of the American Revolution
by Col. Henry B. Carrington,
Republished from the original 1876 edition - (PDF 4.1Mb, 617pp)
One of the key reference sources for students of the Revolution, the author analyzes each of the engagements as a military scientist. Tactics and logistics, the effect of specific maneuvers, the methods of collecting intelligence, the deployment of specific units, the role of politics - all of these elements of effective warfare are treated by one of our nation''s foremost military historians.
Carrington was very critical of several of Washington''s generals. He identifies key weaknesses in the Continental Army''s logistical efforts, and leads the reader to wonder what might have happened if only ...
Required reading for generations of West Pointers, the book is still available in hard-copy through Amazon.com, but it will cost you a lot more.
Carrington came from a civilian background and was commissioned as the new colonel of the 18th U. S. Infantry in 1861. He was made a Brigadier General of volunteers in 1862 and performed recruiting duty in Indiana, as well as holding illegal military tribunals while ruthlessly suppressing disloyal citizens. Most famous for his part (he was the commander of Fort Phil Kearny) in the famous "Fetterman Massacre" that took place in 1866.
The Digital Edition (Adobe PDF 1.4) is published in portrait orientation; extensive footnotes appear on the pages in which they are referenced; fully-searchable, fully-printable. Some 40 high-resolution maps are downloadable directly from within the eBook (print permission enabled).