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“Drinks hard, and swears much” White Maryland Runaways, 1770-1774

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $37.95

Publisher: CC: (2010)

Seller ID: 9076-102

ISBN: 0806355034

Condition: 378 pages, (2010), , xii + 366 pp., index, paper, CC


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Writings from the Valley Forge Encampment of the Continental Army: December 19, 1777-June 19, 1778, Volume 1

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2000)

Seller ID: B1529

ISBN: 0788415298

Condition: 196 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2000), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, indices, 196 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Hundreds of letters and documents written at Valley Forge have been published in collections that represent the best remembered men of the Revolution. There are also documents of uncounted numbers by lesser officers and staff functionaries that have never been published, or have been printed long ago and are no longer readily available. The intent of this effort is to present a selection of these, as the first of several such volumes, to allow greater understanding and appreciation of the Valley Forge Encampment. A brief introduction describes the events that led to General George Washington's... View more info

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“My Last Shift Betwixt Us & Death”: The Ephraim Blaine Letterbook, 1777-1778

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2001)

Seller ID: B1776

ISBN: 0788417762

Condition: 224 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2004, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 224 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Among the many forgotten heroes of the American Revolution are the commissaries—the hundreds of men who worked to supply the fighting men with arms, clothing and food. Consider the difficulties in supplying an army of more than 17,000 men in an era when transportation and communication could only be conducted by horseback or wagon, and preservative techniques were completely unknown. One of the most persevering commissaries in feeding the Continental Army was Ephraim Blaine of Carlisle, PA. The letterbook which bears his name is a revealing record of the material resources and manpower ... View more info

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Writings from the Valley Forge Encampment of the Continental Army: December 19, 1777-June 19, 1778, Volume 2, “Winter in this starved Country”

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2001

Seller ID: B1825

ISBN: 0788418254

Condition: 198 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2001, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 198 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Hundreds of letters and documents written at Valley Forge have been published in collections that represent the best remembered men of the Revolution. There are also documents of uncounted numbers by lesser officers and staff functionaries that have never been published, or have been printed long ago and are no longer readily available. The intent of this effort, as the first of several such volumes, is to present a selection of these to allow greater understanding of the Valley Forge Encampment. Documents have retained original spelling and punctuation. The author scoured the National Archive... View more info

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Writings from the Valley Forge Encampment of the Continental Army: December 19, 1777-June 19, 1778, Volume 5, “a very Different Spirit in the Army”

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2005)

Seller ID: B2561

ISBN: 0788425617

Condition: 192 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2005), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 192 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Hundreds of letters and documents written at Valley Forge have been published in collections that represent the best-remembered men of the Revolution. There are also documents of uncounted numbers by lesser officers and staff functionaries that have never been published, or have been printed long ago and are no longer readily available. The intent of this effort is to present a selection of these, in the fifth of several such volumes, to allow greater understanding and appreciation of the Valley Forge Encampment. Letters from the last six weeks of the Encampment have a far more positive tone t... View more info

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“this grand supply” The Samuel Hodgdon Letterbooks, 1778-1784. Volume 1, July 19, 1778-March 31, 1781

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2010

Seller ID: B5256

ISBN: 0788452568

Condition: 338 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 338 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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“this grand supply” The Samuel Hodgdon Letterbooks, 1778-1784. Volume 2, April 3, 1781-May 24, 1784

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2010

Seller ID: B5257

ISBN: 0788452576

Condition: 360 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 360 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


360 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 360 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Writings from the Valley Forge Encampment of the Continental Army: December 19, 1777-June 19, 1778. Volume 4, “The Hardships of the Camp”

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: B2288

ISBN: 0078842288X

Condition: 210 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 210 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Hundreds of letters and documents written at Valley Forge have been published in collections that represent the best-remembered men of the Revolution. There are also documents of uncounted numbers by lesser officers and staff functionaries that have never been published, or have been printed long ago and are no longer readily available. The intent of this effort is to present a selection of these, in the fourth of such volumes, to allow greater understanding and appreciation of the Valley Forge Encampment. This collection of documents indicates the critical importance of forage for the armyâ... View more info

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Their Distress is Almost Intolerable: The Elias Boudinot Letterbook, 1777-1778

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: B2210

ISBN: 0788422103

Condition: 158 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 158 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Elias Boudinot, a prominent attorney in New Jersey, was appointed the first Commissary General of Prisoners by George Washington on April 1, 1777. Though reluctant to take the assignment, he did accept, and wrote his wife he was drawn into "the boisterous noisy, fatiguing unnatural and disrelishing state of War and slaughter" in order to "be of some service to the Prisoners" and "to watch the Military and to preserve the Civil Rights of my Fellow Citizens." Boudinot faced the task of bringing structure to the confusion that existed with respect to prisoners of war. As h... View more info

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From Redcoat to Rebel: The Thomas Sullivan Journalt

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997)

Seller ID: B0744

ISBN: 0788407449

Condition: 250 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 250 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Chronicles several years in the life of Thomas Sullivan, who enlisted in the British Army in 1775, fought in the Revolution, and deserted to join American forces in 1778. The journal covers about three and a half years. Sullivan participated in events including the Battle of Bunker Hill, the British evacuation of Boston, the British campaigns to capture Long Island and New York City, the battles at Trenton and Princeton, the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown as well as the rest of the actions of the Philadelphia Campaign. "In addition to the events he witnessed, Sullivan also recorder o... View more info

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Writings from the Valley Forge Encampment of the Continental Army: December 19, 1777-June 19, 1778, Volume 3, “it is a general Calamity”

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: B2027

ISBN: 0788420275

Condition: 186 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 186 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Hundreds of letters and documents written at Valley Forge have been published in collections that represent the best-remembered men of the Revolution. There are also documents of uncounted numbers by lesser officers and staff functionaries that have never been published, or have been printed long ago and are no longer readily available. The intent of this effort is to present a selection of these, in the third of several such volumes, to allow greater understanding and appreciation of the Valley Forge Encampment. Tardy and insufficient pay is the cause of frequent complaints from the common so... View more info

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Writings from the Valley Forge Encampment of the Continental Army: December 19, 1777-June 19, 1778, Volume 6, “my Constitution got quite shatter’d”

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2007

Seller ID: B4291

ISBN: 0788442910

Condition: 210 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 210 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Hundreds of letters and documents written at Valley Forge have been published in collections that represent the best-remembered men of the Revolution. There are also documents of uncounted numbers by lesser officers and staff functionaries that have never been published, or have been printed long ago and are no longer readily available. The intent of this effort is to present a selection of these, in the sixth of several such volumes, to allow greater understanding and appreciation of the Valley Forge Encampment. Hundreds of officers left the army during the six-month Encampment, some being fo... View more info

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“Fire Cake and Water.”

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $29.00

Publisher: CC: (1999)

Seller ID: 9342-102

ISBN: 0806349131

Condition: 232 pages, (1999), 2004, 232 pp., paper, CC


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“When Drunk is Very Bold.” White Maryland Runaways, 1763-1769

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $37.95

Publisher: CC: (2011)

Seller ID: 9640-102

ISBN: 080635545X

Condition: 394 pages, (2011), , xii + 382 pp., index, paper, CC


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“What Can't Brave Americans Endure?”

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $22.00

Publisher: CC: (2001)

Seller ID: 9699-102

ISBN: 0806351136

Condition: 157 pages, (2001), 2005, 157 pp., paper, CC


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“Death Seem'd to Stare”: The New Hampshire and Rhode Island Regiments at Valley Forge

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $25.00

Publisher: CC: (2005)

Seller ID: 9866-102

ISBN: 0806352671

Condition: 207 pages, (2005), , xxiv + 183 pp., paper, CC


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“He Loves a Good Deal of Rum”: Military Desertions During the American Revolution, 1775-1783

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $43.50

Publisher: CC: (2009)

Seller ID: 9946-102

ISBN: 0806354038

Condition: 385 pages, (2009), , xi + 374 pp., paper, CC


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“He Loves a Good Deal of Rum”: Military Desertions During the American Revolution, 1775-1783

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $43.50

Publisher: CC: (2009)

Seller ID: 9947-102

ISBN: 0806354046

Condition: 347 pages, (2009), , ii + 345 pp., paper, CC


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�Given to drinking and whoring�: White Maryland Runaways, 1720-1762

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $49.95

Publisher: CC: 2013

Seller ID: 8070-102

ISBN: 0806356537

Condition: x + 590 pp. pages, 5.5� x 8.5�, paper, CC


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Image for "much addicted to strong drink and swearing" White Pennsylvania Runaways, 1769-1772

"much addicted to strong drink and swearing" White Pennsylvania Runaways, 1769-1772

By: Joseph Lee Boyle

Price: $39.95

Publisher: CC: 2016

Seller ID: 8133-102

ISBN: 0806358157

Condition: xiv + 452 pp. pages, 5.5� x 8.5�, paper, CC


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