Washington's partisan war, 1775-1783

Published 1996
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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.

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Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, 1996.
1 online resource (xv, 425 pages) : illustrations, maps
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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1. Initial Plans and Preparations for the Use of the Militia, 1775-1776
2. Early Defense of the Middle Colonies, 1775-1776
3. The Armies Arrive at New York, March-August 1776
4. New York Lost and New Jersey Saved, August 1776-January 1777
5. Partisan War Erupts, January-May 1777
6. The Militia Takes Over the Defenses, May-December 1777
7. The Militia in a Changing War, 1778
8. Frustration and Partisan Fighting, 1778-1779
9. Lost Opportunities, 1780
10. The Militia Helps Seize an Opportunity, 1781
11. The Final Years, 1782-1783
12. Conclusion.
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