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1 CD: Les Combattants Francais De La Guerre Americaine, 1778-1783: Listes etablies d’apres les documents authentiques deposes aux Archives Nationales et aux Archives du Ministere de la Guerre

(1905), 2006, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 467 pp, Heritage Books
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was created to "perpetuate the memory of the men who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, have achieved the work of independence…" as well as other lofty principles. Mr. Paul Wentworth Linebarger desired to create sections of this society in France. In order to do so, it was necessary to reconstitute the lists of the French soldiers and sailors who took part in the war for American independence. A commission was created to search the archives in France, the national archives and the archives of the ministry of war and recreate these lists. This volume, written primarily in French with some English translations, presents these lists as well as historical background into the relationship between France and America during this time period. A fullname index provides easy access to individual names.
Price: 15.95 USD

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants: Awarded by State Governments

2 Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants: Awarded by State Governments

Paper, 636 pp., 1996, reprinted: 2006, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc

Price: 50.00 USD



3 Yorktown 1781 [C47]


Price: 18.95 USD



4 CD: Reminiscences and Memorials of Men of the Revolution and Their Families
A. B. Muzzey
2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 459 pp, Heritage Books
This volume contains chapters on topics such as: The Society of Cincinnati, Revolutionary Men in the War of 1812, The Antislavery Movement, Men of the Southern and Middle States, and Personal Recollections of the Battle of Lexington. There are also chapters on specific individuals or families such as: Otis, Adams, Quincy, Lincoln, Parker, Munroe, Brown, Kirkland, Ellery, William Ellery Channing, Oliver Hazard Perry, Andrew Jackson, Lafayette, Boutelle, and Emerson.
Price: 15.95 USD



5 Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier
Alfred Young
432 pages, paperback / softcover, Vintage
In Masquerade, Alfred F. Young scrapes through layers of fiction and myth to uncover the story of Deborah Sampson, a Massachusetts woman who passed as a man and fought as a soldier for seventeen months toward the end of the American Revolution.
Deborah Sampson was not the only woman to pose as a male and fight in the war, but she was certainly one of the most successful and celebrated. She managed to fight in combat and earn the respect of her officers and peers, and in later years she toured the country lecturing about her experiences and was partially successful in obtaining veterans' benefits. Her full story, however, was buried underneath exaggeration and myth (some of which she may have created herself), becoming another sort of masquerade. Young takes the reader with him through his painstaking efforts to reveal the real Deborah Sampson in a work of history that is as spellbinding as the best detective fiction.

"Young has recovered [Sampson’s] life and given us a portrait of a woman with 'an extraordinary capacity for taking risks.'" —The Washington Post

"An excellent narrative. . . . Young is especially adept at explaining how Sampson pulled off her masquerade." --San Francisco Chronicle

“Young’s most daring book. . . . Young finds in [Sampson’s] sensational story an illumination of the norms that she struggled against by making herself extraordinary.” —The New Republic

" is a delight to follow Young's unraveling of Sampson's masquerade." —The Boston Globe

Table of Contents
List of illustrations and maps
Prologue: "A lively comely young nymph. . . dressing in man's apparal has been discovered"
1. Deborah
2. The Rebel
3. The Continental Army
4. The Light Infantryman
5. The General's Waiter
6. A Gannett in Sharon
7. A Gannett on Tour
8. Public Woman
9. Private Woman
10. Genteel and Plebian
11. Lost and Found
Epilogue: The Seagull

Price: 16.00 USD



6 CD: Revolutionary Records of Georgia, Volumes 1-3
Allen D. Chandler
2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and MAC, 2183 pp, Heritage Books
This three-volume set covers the years from 1769 to 1785 and includes a variety of records.Volume 1 (1769-1782) contains information about the Council of Safety, the Provincial Congress, the Constitution of 1777, several Acts, confiscation and banishment, and a list of Negroes paid to the Georgia State Legion. Volume 2 (1778-1785) contains information on the Minutes of Executive Council and the Journal of Land Court. Volume 3 (1781-1784) contains information about the Journal of the House of Assembly. Each volume contains a fullname index.
Price: 29.95 USD



7 A Sketch of the Virginia Soldier in the Revolution
Andrew Gallup
(1991), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 146 pp, Heritage Books
Collections of Revolutionary War artifacts seldom contain the history of individual items. Who used it? Where was it used? That information is lost. A Sketch of the Virginia Soldier in the Revolution identifies which uniforms and equipment were used by reviewing the documentary evidence. Military records, newspapers, journals and letters provided data from which a "sketch" of the soldier's appearance was drawn. Rather than create a generic soldier, this work concentrates on the infantryman from Virginia. After determining what equipment was used by the Virginians, examples are presented and discussed. A short history of the Virginian's role in the Revolution is included. From the battle of Trenton through the evacuation of Philadelphia in 1778, Virginians made up a major portion of the Continental Army under George Washington. Maps illustrate the actions at Great Bridge, Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Eutaw Springs. This book is a great resource for reenactors as well as history buffs. Line drawings clearly illustrate the clothing and equipment. Following an introduction to uniforms and equipment, examples are given of the clothing worn by the different Virginia regiments. Individual pieces of clothing are described: hunting shirts, waistcoats, breeches, headgear, shoes, regimental coats, and so on. Firearms and accoutrements-cartridge boxes, shot pouches and bayonets-are discussed fully. Other equipment covered here includes haversacks, knapsacks, tents, cookware, canteens, blankets, razors, and combs. The book contains a full name and subject index. This book is based on research for the author's M.A. thesis. Mr. Gallup has a master's degree in anthropology from The College of William and Mary in Virginia and a B.A. degree in history from Michigan State University. He has also written and edited several works on the French and Indian War.
Price: 17.50 USD

Brutal Virtue: The Myth and Reality of Banastre Tarleton, Anthony Scotti

8 Brutal Virtue: The Myth and Reality of Banastre Tarleton
Anthony Scotti
(2002), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 314 pp, Heritage Books
Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton is one of the most infamous figures in the annals of American Revolutionary War history. His British Legion, popularly known as the “Green Horse” or “Tarleton’s Legion,” was an extremely mobile military formation, consisting of both cavalry and light infantry. It participated in most of the major engagements fought in the Southern theater and its Loyalist members committed frequent excesses on and off the battlefield. For Tarleton, suppressing the rebellion was a “disagreeable exertion of authority.” To the Rebels, the Legionnaire too often “discriminated with severity.” Historian Christopher Ward, in his classic The War of the Revolution (1952), asserts that the Englishman “was shrewd, sudden, and swift to strike” and had no equal for “dash, daring, and vigor of attack.” Yet, “as a man, he was cold-hearted, vindictive, and utterly ruthless,” and “he wrote his name in letters of blood” for posterity. This book is more than a mere reassessment of Banastre Tarleton and the British Legion in the Southern campaigns. Present-day Americans have an image of the dragoon leader as “Bloody Tarleton” and they do not question its validity. The author attempts to dispel that misconception by first introducing his readers to the myth-making process in American history and then providing objective background information on Tarleton’s early career and his command’s formation and structure. The campaign activities of the Legion and how the regiment conducted itself in battle as well as in bivouac influenced how contemporaries perceived the Green Horse. Tarleton employed a more brutal version of virtue than his American counterparts, and it is this “brutal virtue” that has dictated the course of American historiography and the legacy of “Bloody Tarleton.” Consequently, the author focuses on two areas where Tarleton and his men have received the most condemnation: the lack of discipline and the use of terror. The book concludes with a summary of the Englishman’s postwar career and a judgment on the myth and reality of Tarleton and his unit.
Price: 24.00 USD



9 Newspaper Datelines of the American Revolution, Vol. 3: May 1, 1776 to November 1, 1776
Armand Lucier
2004, 51/2x81/2, paper, index, 346 pp, Heritage Books

Price: 30.00 USD



10 Newspaper Datelines of the American Revolution, Vol. 4: November 1, 1776 to January 30, 1777
Armand Lucier
2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 146 pp, Heritage Books
In his final book, the late Mr. Lucier takes readers through the final months of the key year, 1776, to the end of January 1777. Much is happening during this time as Washington, Howe, Gates, Clinton, Lee, and Putnam scheme battle plans; British and American troops maneuver for position and struggle for victory; German auxiliary troops support the British efforts; the Empress of Russia considers siding with the British and the colonists hope to convince France to join the American side; colonial agitators publish correspondence in American newspapers to rouse local support; loyalists are identified; privateers take goodly prizes; Robert Rogers, once the darling of the French and Indian Wars, is now reviled; and some soldiers desert their units. Step back into time with a read through these abstracts of old newspapers and glimpse the world the American colonists lived in, and the anxieties and triumphs they experienced.
Price: 18.50 USD



11 CD: Waldeck Soldiers of The American Revolutionary War
Bruce E. Burgoyne
2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 217 pp, Heritage Books
Of all the Hessian units employed by England during the American Revolutionary War, none traveled more widely than the 3rd English-Waldeck Regiment. This contingent of men served in the New York-New Jersey area, West Florida, and the Mississippi River area. They were held prisoner at various times in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Some deserters joined the American army and served under George Rogers Clark in the Illinois country. In addition, the unit traveled to Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, and Nova Scotia. This book contains brief biographies of every man who served from the eighteenth-century German principality of Waldeck as members of the 3rd English-Waldeck Regiment.
Price: 15.95 USD

Defeat, Disaster, and Dedication, Bruce E. Burgoyne

12 Defeat, Disaster, and Dedication
Bruce E. Burgoyne
(1997), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 158 pp, Heritage Books
The two diaries contained in this volume were written by Lieutenant Jakob Piel of the Hesse-Cassel von Lossberg Regiment and Captain Andreas Wiederhold of the Hesse-Cassel von Knyphausen Regiment. Their careers in America paralleled each other for a part of the war: they were both members of Colonel Johann Rall's Brigade which suffered a humiliating defeat at Trenton, and both set sail from New York to Canada in 1779 in a fleet which lost ships not only to hurricanes but also to American privateers, and which did not reach Canada until the following year. Thus, the book's title: Defeat (at Trenton), Disaster (at sea), and Dedication (demonstrated by the officers continuing to perform their duties and fulfill the obligations of their positions). The two men were different enough that their accounts, while agreeing on the main facts, offer different views, interests, and emphasis on their military experiences in America. Mr. Burgoyne is a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Revolution Roundtable of Philadelphia.
Price: 18.00 USD



13 Eighteenth Century America: A Hessian Report On the People, the Land, the War) As Noted in the Diary of Chaplain Philipp Waldeck (1776-1780)
Bruce E. Burgoyne
(1995), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 206 pp, Heritage Books
A largely unexploited source of information on life in colonial America is to be found in the diaries of those German soldiers who came to America as the so-called Hessians during the American Revolutionary War. Of all the diaries, that of Philipp Waldeck, chaplain of the 3rd English-Waldeck Regiment, contains the most thorough and all-encompassing view of life in America. His descriptions are interesting, detailed, and on a wide variety of subjects: churches, costumes, customs, economics, fishing, farming, Indians, religion, schools, slavery, wildlife, and nature in general. Mr. Burgoyne is a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Revolution Roundtable of Philadelphia.
Price: 21.50 USD



14 Hessian Letters and Journals and A Memoir
Bruce E. Burgoyne
2006, 51/2x81/2, paper, index, 214 pp, paperback, Heritage Books

Price: 20.00 USD

Journal of the Hesse-Cassel Jaeger Corps, Bruce E. Burgoyne

15 Journal of the Hesse-Cassel Jaeger Corps
Bruce E. Burgoyne
(2005), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 218 pp, Heritage Books
By the late eighteenth century, continental armies had adopted a unit comprised of men who were familiar with nature, lightly armed, and able to move quickly. They were also excellent marksmen. To fill the ranks of these units, foresters-jaegers in German, chasseurs in French-were recruited and gave the name of their profession to the units: they were jaegers. Bruce Burgoyne's translation was made from a German language document in the archives of the Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey. Where the information was readily available, Mr. Burgoyne added name and unit identification. This document is an excellent, brief summary of the war. Several of the entries, such as the Hessian intelligence concerning Washington's march from New York to Virginia to besiege Cornwallis, the Benedict Arnold-Major Andre affair, and the naval battle off the Chesapeake Bay, are of special interest. The same may be said of the journalist's comments on the steadily improving quality of the American fighting men.
Price: 27.00 USD



16 Most Illustrious Hereditary Prince: Letters to Their Prince from Members of Hesse-Hanau Military Contingent in the Service of England During the American Revolution
Bruce E. Burgoyne
2003, 5½x8½, paper, index, 196 pp, Heritage Books
Letters (1776-1783) from 26 men, most of them officers of the Hesse-Hanau Hereditary Prince Regiment, have been translated from the German into English by Mr. Burgoyne. The prince of the title was the Count of Hanau. He ruled over Hesse-Hanau on the Rhine River and sent a total of 2,257 men to support the English war effort in North America. (He would later become Wilhelm IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel, upon the death of his father.) Most of these letters serve as reports on the troops' activities and situations such as food supply problems, deserters and their punishments, illnesses, recommendations for commendation of exemplary service, deaths, the conditions at encampment locations, pay issues, and the like. Interesting for the direct information they contain, the letters also serve as a window into the correspondence conventions of the time; the letters are addressed to the Most Illustrious Hereditary Prince, Gracious Sovereign and Lord; are signed by each "Most humble servant;" and the writers generally "lay themselves as Your Highness' feet" in an effort to remain in their prince's good graces, especially if they must convey unwelcome news. Mr. Burgoyne is a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Revolution Roundtable of Philadelphia.
Price: 22.00 USD



17 Order Book of the Hesse-Cassel von Mirbach Regiment
Bruce E. Burgoyne
2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 302 pp, Heritage Books
The order book is an excellent source of information on promotions and transfers throughout the Hessian army, and provides a picture of the daily life in an infantry regiment. It also reveals detailed accounts of battle plans, drill instructions, disciplinary actions, and general procedures, and follows the Revolutionary War from the Hessian perspective. Many well known British and Hessian commanders are named in the orders, in addition to the lesser officers who were the real backbone of this rugged, disciplined force. The Mirbach Regiment was part of the 1st Division of Hesse-Cassel troops which sailed for America in 1776, and it remained in America until the end of the war. Its most significant role in combat was during the attack on Fort Mercer in New Jersey in October 1777, when the regiment took serious losses. The Order Book ends in 1780 at which time the unit was redesignated the Jung von Lossberg Regiment.
Price: 29.50 USD



18 The Trenton Commanders: Johann Gottlieb Rall and George Washington, as noted in Hessian Diaries
Bruce E. Burgoyne
1996, 5½x8½, paper, 16 pp, Heritage Books
In the closing days of 1776, the future looked gloomy for the American colonists; their Revolution was in dire straits. The remnants of the American army in Pennsylvania, led by General George Washington, were fading away. Across the Delaware River, the English forces had gone into winter quarters and were awaiting the start of a final campaign in the spring of the coming year, when they would crush any remaining American force. A brigade of Hessian hirelings was stationed at the most exposed English outpost at Trenton; their commander was Hessian colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall, hero of White Plains and Fort Washington. On 26 December, however, the course of history took a sharp and sudden change when the two commanders, Washington and Rall, clashed. Washington's army of 6,000 men crossed the Delaware River in a blinding winter storm and attacked Rall's brigade. In the fighting which followed, the Americans had only a handful of casualties, while Hessian casualties amounted to about 900. The Hessian soldiers kept numerous diaries in which they recorded their impressions of America and Americans, as well as their daily military activity. Here, Mr. Burgoyne has translated some of these documents to provide descriptions and opinions of the senior commanders at Trenton. These pages are packed with fascinating description and insight concerning these two men. Researchers and history buffs alike will love this chance to "get to know" the men behind the history. You'll find that neither Washington nor Rall was quite what we were taught in school.Mr. Burgoyne is a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Revolution Roundtable of Philadelphia.
Price: 4.00 USD

The Valiant Died, The Battle of Eutaw Springs, September 8, 1781, Christine R. Swager

19 The Valiant Died, The Battle of Eutaw Springs, September 8, 1781
Christine R. Swager
2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 192 pp, Heritage Books
The Valiant Died is a study of the Battle of Eutaw Springs. It examines the events of the British Southern Campaign in the American Revolution that led up to the battle, as well as the battle's aftermath and its impact on the British surrender at Yorktown. More than thirty maps by John Robertson illustrate the major battles in the south and the complicated movements of Lord Cornwallis and Major General Nathanael Greene in their cat-and-mouse quest for control of the southern colonies. Greene's strategy and leadership is highlighted in this book. Other special features include military histories of the American and British units that were present at this battle, and an appendix with biographical sketches of the American commanders at Eutaw Springs: Nathanael Greene, Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee, William Washington, John Eager Howard, Otho Williams, Robert Kirkwood, Richard Campbell, Francis Marion and Andrew Pickens. “The Valiant Died is Christine Swager's fourth book about the Revolutionary War. In Black Crows and White Cockades and If Ever Your Country Needs You, she chronicled the campaigns of Francis "the Swamp Fox" Marion. She told the story of another historic battle in Come to the Cow Pens!Told with historical precision and in her storyteller's style, Swager's description of Gen. Nathanael Greene's hard fought victory at Eutaw Springs in September 1781 graphically outlines the story of the liberation of the south from British occupation.” Charles B. Baxley, Editor/Publisher, Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution.
Price: 24.00 USD



20 Tory Spy: A New York Frontier Family’s War Against the American Revolution
Daniel D. Lovelace
2009, 5½x8½, paper, Heritage Books, Inc

Price: 31.00 USD

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