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They Behaved Like Soldiers: Captain John Chilton and the Third Virginia Regiment 1775-1778

By: Michael Cecere

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2004)

Seller ID: C2479

ISBN: 0788424793

Condition: 144 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2004), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 144 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Captain John Chilton's letters and diary offer insight into the more routine aspects of life in the American army during the Revolutionary War, along with detailed observations of his military experiences, the marches, battles, hardships and frustrations. His letters are full of inquires and instructions for his children, and express pride and concern for the men of his company. Struggles in camp and on the march, encounters with fellow officers and local inhabitants, and the hopes and expectations of Chilton and his men are highlighted. The Third Virginia Regiment was the first unit of Virgin... View more info

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An Officer of Very Extraordinary Merit: Charles Porterfield and the American War for Independence: 1775-1780

By: Michael Cecere

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2004)

Seller ID: C3223

ISBN: 0788432230

Condition: 180 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2004), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 180 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Charles Porterfield was one of many Virginians who helped secure America's independence. He served in Daniel Morgan's rifle company at Boston and Quebec. He commanded a company in Morgan's 11th Virginia Regiment as well as William Maxwell's Light Infantry Corps. Porterfield fought in the battles of Cooches Bridge, Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth, and endured the hardships of Valley Forge. He returned to Virginia in 1779 and served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the state garrison regiment. In 1780, he led a relief detachment to South Carolina and initiated the Battle of Camden. The distinguis... View more info

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Captain Thomas Posey and the 7th Virginia Regiment

By: Michael Cecere

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2005)

Seller ID: C3584

ISBN: 0788435841

Condition: 170 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2005), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 170 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The 7th Virginia Regiment was one of six additional battalions raised in the colony in early 1776. It played a prominent role in driving Lord Dunmore and his loyalist forces off of Gwynn's Island and out of Virginia. Captain Thomas Posey commanded a rifle company in the 7th regiment and chronicled the engagement in his journal. It is also through Posey's experience-detached with his rifle company to Daniel Morgan's rifle corps-that we see the 7th Virginia's contribution at Saratoga, Whitemarsh, Valley Forge, and the New York frontier. In 1779, Major Posey participated in the successful night a... View more info

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They Are Indeed a Very Useful Corps, American Riflemen in the Revolutionary War

By: Michael Cecere

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2006)

Seller ID: C4141

ISBN: 0788441418

Condition: 238 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2006), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 238 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The story of America’s riflemen in the Revolutionary War begins with their formation in 1775. First person accounts of their recruitment, long march, and encampment at Boston, introduce readers to the flamboyant and sometimes unruly nature of riflemen. Gripping eyewitness accounts of Benedict Arnold’s march and attack on Quebec and of the battles of Long Island, Harlem Heights, Throg’s Neck, Fort Washington, Trenton, Princeton, and Brandywine, highlight the unique abilities of riflemen and their important role in the war. Nowhere is this role more evident than in the Ameri... View more info

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Wedded to My Sword: The Revolutionary War Service of Light Horse Harry Lee

By: Michael Cecere

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2012

Seller ID: C5391

ISBN: 0788453912

Condition: 310 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 310 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


310 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 310 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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In This Time of Extreme Danger: Northern Virginia in the American Revolution

By: Michael Cecere

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2006)

Seller ID: C4304

ISBN: 0788443046

Condition: 168 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2006), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 168 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Residents of Northern Virginia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution. Fairfax County native, George Mason drafted Virginia’s first boycott plan in 1769, and later drafted Virginia’s first constitution and bill of rights. Prince William County residents were the first to adopt county resolves in support of Boston when martial law was imposed on Massachusetts in 1774. The residents of Loudoun and Fairfax Counties passed similar resolves soon after. Fairfax County stepped to the forefront of the dispute with Britain by forming Virginia’s first independent mil... View more info

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Great Things are Expected from the Virginians: Virginia in the American Revolution

By: Michael Cecere

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2008

Seller ID: C4564

ISBN: 0788445642

Condition: 278 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 278 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


"Great joy was expressed at our arrival and great things [are] expected from the Virginians and of consequence we must go through great fatigue and danger."-Captain John Chilton, Third Virginia RegimentSeptember 13, 1776Harlem Heights, New YorkThese words expressed the sentiment of many Americans concerning Virginia's role in the American Revolution, a role that is chronicled in this book through compelling first hand accounts, observations, and letters. Virginia, the oldest, wealthiest, and most populous of the thirteen colonies was expected to lead, and the "O... View more info