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The tired British troops would have to run a deadly gauntlet for the rest of the afternoon. Near the Job Brooks House in Lincoln, where the road curved sharply through thick woods, hundreds of minutemen poured fire into Colonel Smith's column at point-blank range, killing eight and wounding many more. , determined to avenge their comrades who had fallen earlier in the day. , when the retreating redcoats drew abreast of their concealed position, Parker's men blasted them with a heavy volley. One of the many casualties in this fierce attack was Colonel Smith, who pitched from his horse, a musket ball embedded in his thigh.
Navy dive bomber, Pacific theater, World War II. 322 United States Marines, Pacific theater, World War II. 323 Page xi MAPS Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775 5 Lexington, April 19, 1775 18 Minute Man National Historical Park 24 British Campaign of 1777 29 Freeman's Farm, September 19, 1777 31 Second Battle of Freeman's Farm, October 7, 1777 35 Saratoga National Historical Park 36 Antietam, September 17, 1862 43 Antietam National Battlefield 47 Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862 60 Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863 66 The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House, May 5-21, 1864 72 Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park 79 Gettysburg, Day One, July 1, 1863 88 Gettysburg, Day Two, July 2, 1863 90 Gettysburg, Day Three, July 3, 1863 96 Gettysburg National Military Park 100 First Battle of Manassas, July 21, 1861 108 Second Battle of Manassas, August 30, 1862 113 Manassas National Battlefield Park 115 Petersburg National Battlefield 128 Richmond National Battlefield Park 140 Yorktown Battlefield, Colonial National Historical Park 148 Brices Cross Roads, June 10, 1864 158 Chalmette Unit, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve 165 Chickamauga, September 20, 1863 169 Chickamauga Battlefield, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park 173 Chattanooga, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park 176 Cowpens, January 17, 1781 181 Cowpens National Battlefield 183 Fort Donelson National Battlefield 190 Page xii Charleston Harbor, 186 l- 1865 204 Fort Sumter National Monument 207 Guilford Courthouse, March 15, 1781 212 Guilford Courthouse National Military Park 214 Horseshoe Bend National Military Park 220 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park 225 March of the Over-Mountain Men, September-October 1780 230 Pea Ridge National Military Park 247 Shiloh, Day One, April 6, 1862 252 Shiloh, Day Two, April 7, 1862 255 Shiloh National Military Park 257 Stones River, Day One, December 31, 1862 263 Stones River, Day Two, January 2, 1863 265 Stones River National Battlefield 267 Vicksburg Campaign, March-July 1863 275 Vicksburg National Military Park 282 Wilson's Crock National Battlefield 288 Sioux Campaign of 1876 298 Custer Divides His Command, June 25, 1876 301 Battle of the Little Bighorn, June 25, 1876 302 Custer Battlefield National Monument 307 Page xiii PREFACE I grew up in Cambridge, New York, a small town located less than an hour's drive from Saratoga National Historical Park, site of one of the great battles of the American War of Independence.
On the contrary, their aim was to preserve their rights as Englishmen and to restore home rule to the coloniesthe political status quo as they understood it. The conflict over home rule had begun in 1763 at the conclusion of the Seven Years' War between Britain and France, known in America as the French and Indian War. Britain emerged victorious from that struggle, but deep in debt: the war had cost 70 million pounds and the expense of ruling newly won territorymuch of it in North Americawas high.