Risch, Erna. Supplying Washington's Army (Special Study Series)

Risch, Erna. Supplying Washington's Army (Special Study Series)

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Risch, Erna. Supplying Washington's Army (Special Study Series). Washington DC: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1981. 1st Edition.

Maroon cloth, 6 x 9 1/2 inches, 470 clean pp. Fine. Hardcover.  [4568] 

"Military operations of the American Revolution have been fully covered in numerous volumes, but these works have included relatively little analysis of how the Continental Army was kept in the field. Accounts have been described how Revolutionary soldiers left bloody tracks in the winter snow as they marched without shoes to defeat the British at Trenton. Their stamina and fortitude have been extolled in descriptions of the distress they suffered at Valley Forge. The curious reader, however, is left to wonder how the soldier was clothed and armed and why there was such a shortage of provisions. This study seeks to provide answers as to how the main Continental army, the army directly under General George Washington's control, was maintained in the field for eight years." - Preface.