By Rene Chartrand, Richard Hook (Illustrator)
The commanders who led the opposing armies of the yankee battle of Independence got here from remarkably various backgrounds. They integrated not just males from Britain and the United States, yet from Germany, France and Spain besides. a few have been from the good 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 us of the US. This e-book info the looks, careers and personalities of the commanders on each side. It covers such well-known figures as George Washington and Lord Cornwallis besides much less recognized males reminiscent of Admiral Suffren and Bernando de Galvez.
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He entered the cavalry in 1775 and, the following year, obtained leave to serve in North America. Shortly after, he was part of the cavalry patrol that captured Maj. Gen. Charles Lee on December 3, 1776. Raised in rank to infantry captain, he commanded the rear guard of Sir Henry Clinton's army in his campaign into New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania in 1777 and 1778. Tarleton's opportunity came when Clinton's army moved south and laid siege to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1779. There, Clinton granted him the command of the British Legion, a Loyalist corps, with the provincial rank of lieutenant-colonel which was later confirmed in the regular army.
Sir Edward Hughes. Over the next months, Suffren and Hughes fought each other in five furiously contested if mostly inconclusive engagements. Suffren's tactics questioned rigid line formation for a naval battle, to the horror of his more conservative officers. They disobeyed his instructions several times thus compromising the fleet's efficiency in battle. In June 1782, Suffren sent four captains back to France and more followed. Contested by some of his officers, he also had the loyalty of others and the utter admiration of the fleet's sailors who trusted his leadership in battle.
Leclerc, in the disastrous expedition there. In British captivity from 1804 to 1813, he served bravely in Germany in 1813 and was killed at Leipzig on October 13. Col. Armand-Louis de Gontaut-Biron, Duc de Lauzun ( 1 7 4 7 - 9 3 ) The flamboyant young duke was a scion of France's wealthy, highnobility. He was colonel by the age of 20 and saw his first action in 1768 campaigning with light troops in the hills of Corsica. Adm. Charles Hector Theodat, comte d'Estaing (1729-94), served for many years in the land forces in Flanders and in India during the Seven Years War.