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Dunmore's War : the last conflict of America's colonial era / Glenn F. Williams.

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Author/Creator:
Williams, Glenn F., author.
Other Title:
Last conflict of America's colonial era
Publication:
Yardley, Pennsylvania : Westholme Publishing, [2017] , ©2017
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 393 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809.
Lord Dunmore's War, 1774.
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1750-1815.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
HISTORY / Native American.
HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809
Lord Dunmore's War (1774)
Indians of North America -- Wars.
United States.
Virginia.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Known to history as "Dunmore's War," the 1774 campaign against a Shawnee-led Indian confederacy in the Ohio Country marked the final time an American colonial militia took to the field in His Majesty's service and under royal command. Led by John Murray, the fourth Earl of Dunmore and royal governor of Virginia, a force of colonials including George Rogers Clark, Daniel Morgan, Michael Cresap, Adam Stephen, and Andrew Lewis successfully drove the Indians from the territory south of the Ohio River in parts of present-day West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Although it proved to be the last Indian conflict of America's colonial era, it is often neglected in histories, despite its major influence on the conduct of the Revolutionary War that followed. In Dunmore's War: The Last Conflict of America's Colonial Era, award-winning historian Glenn F. Williams explains the course and importance of this fascinating event. Supported by primary source research, the author describes each military operation and illustrates the transition of the Virginia militia from a loyal instrument of the king to a weapon of revolution. In the process, he corrects much of the folklore concerning the war and frontier fighting in general, demonstrating that the Americans did not adopt Indian tactics for wilderness fighting as is popularly thought, but rather adapted European techniques to the woods"--Google Books.
Contents:
Our customs differing from yours : cultural friction and conflict on the frontier
Extraordinary occurrences : intercolonial boundaries and Indian relations
A war is every moment expected : increasing frontier violence
Trained to martial exercise : escalating violence and the militia law
The present exigence : military mobilization
The warlike nation of the Cherokee : one conflict avoided
The drums beat up again : partial mobilization becomes general
On His Majesty's service : the militia prepares
Equal to any troops : the militia accepts the challenge
To hold themselves in readiness : the militia marches
A hard fought battle : Point Pleasant
The treaty of Camp Charlotte and beyond
Conclusion
Appendix A: Wakatomika expedition, July 26 - August 2, 1774 order of battle
Appendix B: Battle of Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774 order of battle.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [368]-380) and index.
ISBN:
9781594161667
1594161666
9781594163173
OCLC:
815365953
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