The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Major General William Heath

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About the Book

First published in 1798, this Revolutionary War memoir is one of the few ever written by a senior Continental Army commander. It provides a unique glimpse into the administrative operations and inner workings of the army during the American Revolution. Major General William Heath offers rare insights on the war’s major military personalities on both the American and British sides. Of particular interest are his wartime interactions with British generals John Burgoyne and William Phillips, as well as Continental Army generals such as George Washington and Charles Lee. Heath’s memoir also gives readers a detailed look at the constant struggles faced by the army, including food, supply, personnel and funding shortages, and presents an almost daily chronicle of the tribulations and successes experienced by patriot forces during the war.

About the Author(s)

Sean M. Heuvel is a faculty member with the Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University, where he specializes in military leadership, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

William Heath. Edited by Sean M. Heuvel
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 244
Bibliographic Info: 29 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7881-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1737-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Preface  1

Introduction  5

1. 1775        15

2. 1776        31

3. 1777        68

4. 1778        89

5. 1779       116

6. 1780       131

7. 1781       154

8. 1782       184

9. 1783       203

Chapter Notes  217

Bibliography  231

Index  233