Heritage Books
Heritage Books, Inc. Customer Service:
1-800-876-6103 Ext 1

Publishing Division:
1-800-876-6103 Ext 2

Fax: 1-800-876-6103

Store Front Search Product List Basket Contents
Checkout




CD-Roms
Gift Certificates
Maps
Subject Categories
   Accessory
   Canada
   Family Genealogy
   Foreign / Ethnic
   General Reference
     Adventure & Exploration
     Autobiography & Biography
     Baseball
     Cemetery Records
     Census Records
     Colonial
     Diaries, Journals & Correspondence
     Fur Trade
     Genealogical Records
     Land Records
     Lincoln
     Medical
     Military
       Aviation
       Civil War
       French & Indian Wars
       Indian Wars & Captivities
       Korean War
       Mexican War
       Naval
       Pre-Revolutionary War
       Revolutionary War
       Seven Years War
       Vietnam War
       War of 1812
       World War I
       World War II
     Newspaper Abstracts
     Pirates
     Probate: Wills, Testaments, Estate Records
     Research Aids
     Ship Passenger Lists
     Sports
     Tax Records
     Vital Records
     Witchcraft
     Women
     Writing Aids
   United States
   West Indies

A Good and Valuable Officer: Daniel Morgan in the Revolutionary War
 
A Good and Valuable Officer: Daniel Morgan in the Revolutionary War Quantity in Basket: None
Code: 101-C5748
Price: $25.00
 
 
Quantity:
 
A Good and Valuable Officer: Daniel Morgan in the Revolutionary War - Michael Cecere. Few soldiers contributed more to America’s victory in the Revolutionary War than Daniel Morgan, the rugged rifle commander from Virginia. One of the first to answer the Continental Congress’s call for troops in 1775, Morgan led a company of hardy Virginia riflemen to Boston, marching nearly 600 miles in just three weeks. Within a month of his arrival, Morgan and his riflemen joined Colonel Benedict Arnold on an epic march through the wilderness of Maine and Canada to attack the British stronghold of Quebec. When Arnold was wounded in the pre-dawn attack on the fortress city, Morgan stepped forward to command. Alas, the attack on Quebec failed and after eight months of captivity, Morgan was exchanged and back with the American army. His heroic deeds at Quebec earned him a promotion to colonel and the notice of General Washington, who placed Morgan in command of 500 select riflemen. Morgan and his riflemen performed brilliantly in two fierce battles at Saratoga in the fall of 1777 and, after the American victory there, rejoined General Washington’s army at Valley Forge. Morgan was respected throughout the army, but General Washington’s failure to select Morgan to lead the newly organized corps of light infantry in 1779 prompted the aggrieved hero of Quebec and Saratoga to resign his commission in protest. Congress refused to accept Morgan’s resignation, however, and instead placed him on indefinite furlough. This abruptly ended in 1780 when British success in the South brought Morgan back to the battlefield, this time as a newly promoted brigadier-general. Detached by General Nathanael Greene as an independent command, Morgan attracted the notice of the British in South Carolina, who moved to trap and destroy Morgan and his detachment of light infantry. Instead, the decisive battle of Cowpens was waged and once again Daniel Morgan led his troops to a much needed American victory. Sadly, declining health forced Morgan from the field of battle within weeks of his victory at Cowpens and though he attempted to return at Yorktown, he was unable to recover in time. Morgan’s absence at Yorktown did nothing to diminish his significant contributions to the American cause, contributions that were recognized by his contemporaries and perhaps best expressed by his minister at Morgan’s funeral in 1802: I think we may venture to assert, that [Morgan] has not left another behind him to whom we are so much indebted for our Independence and Liberty. A wealth of portraits and maps; and, a full-name, place and subject index add to the value of this work. 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 284 pp.
101-C5748
ISBN: 0788457489
5810 Ruatan St., Berwyn Heights, MD 20740 800-876-6103
Copyright © Heritage Books, Inc. 2014. All Rights Reserved


Ecommerce Shopping Cart Software by Miva