Admiral De Grasse and American Independence

Letter Book and OrderBook of Admiral Lord Rodney, 17801782 (Naval History Society Publications, Vol. ... Karl Gustaf Tornquist, The Naval Campaigns of Count de Grasse during the American Revolution ..., 35, states that the separation ...

Author: Charles Lee Lewis

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612514734

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The average American knows little or nothing of the great service rendered by Admiral de Grasse, a French admiral, to the cause of American independence in the battle off Cape Henry in 1781. The battle off Cape Henry had ultimate effects more important than those of Waterloo. De Grasse’s action entailed upon the British the final loss of the thirteen colonies in America. This biography by Charles Lee Lewis places this supremely important naval battle off the Virginia Capes in its proper historical perspective, and gives de Grasse the full credit for rendering the aid which made possible the capture of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Washington fully recognized this aid, when he wrote to de Grasse following the surrender of Cornwallis and expressed his gratitude “in the name of America for the glorious event for which she is indebted to you.” Without de Grasse’s victory all the military efforts on land made by Rochambeau, Lafayette, and Washington would have been in vain. The battle off Cape Henry was only one of numerous battles fought by this dashing Gallic sea captain. Over fifty years of his long life, 1722-1788, were spent in the service of Louis XV and Louis XVI, in the Mediterranean, in India, on the North American coast, and in the West Indies. He fought in all the wars of his day, the War of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years’ War, and the War of the American Revolution which developed into a general European struggle.
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Brothers at Arms

Washington and Comte de Grasse, Correspondence of General Washington and Comte de Grasse, 145–47. ... de Grasse, Mémoire du comte de Grasse sur le combat naval du 12 avril 1782; Tornquist, The Naval Campaigns of Count de Grasse, 91–109; ...

Author: Larrie D. Ferreiro

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101875254

Category: History

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Pulitzer Prize Finalist in History Winner of the Journal of the American Revolution 2016 Book of the Year Award The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England. In this groundbreaking, revisionist history, Larrie Ferreiro shows that at the time the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord the colonists had little chance, if any, of militarily defeating the British. The nascent American nation had no navy, little in the way of artillery, and a militia bereft even of gunpowder. In his detailed accounts Ferreiro shows that without the extensive military and financial support of the French and Spanish, the American cause would never have succeeded. France and Spain provided close to the equivalent of $30 billion and 90 percent of all guns used by the Americans, and they sent soldiers and sailors by the thousands to fight and die alongside the Americans, as well as around the world. Ferreiro adds to the historical records the names of French and Spanish diplomats, merchants, soldiers, and sailors whose contribution is at last given recognition. Instead of viewing the American Revolution in isolation, Brothers at Arms reveals the birth of the American nation as the centerpiece of an international coalition fighting against a common enemy.
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The Naval Campaigns of Count de Grasse

This is a new release of the original 1942 edition.

Author: Karl Gustaf Tornquist

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ISBN: 149404675X

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This is a new release of the original 1942 edition.
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Routledge Library Editions America Revolution and Civil War

On February 11 , 1786 , de Grasse was mar- destroyer Comte de Grasse DD 974 on August 5 , ried for the third time ... The Naval Campaigns of Count De Grasse during the American Revolution , 1781people ignored the memory of de Grasse .

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000519341

Category: History

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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1967 and 2011, available as ebooks for the first time, include succinct, accessible books on two of the most important periods of American history which offer concise treatment of these major historical topics, as well as some lengthier, finest single-volume studies of the American Civil and Revolutionary Wars ever written and an outstanding reference tool in a 2 volume Encyclopedia. Among other things they: Bring central themes and problems into sharper focus. Discuss the pivotal roles played by Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln. Examine the role of medical doctors in the northern campaigns during the revolutionary war. Elucidate the character of the underlying moral and political problem of slavery. Discuss the social and political experience of the civil war whilst examining the centrality of what happened on the battlefield. Evaluate the legacy of the Civil War for America and for the world and emphasize its relationship to many of the dominating themes of modern history – democracy, freedom, equality and nationalism.
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The Operations Of The French Fleet Under The Count De Grasse In 1781 1782

... they entered only summarily in the naval campaign : homage is due however on all occasions to the combined French and American army for the concert ... S. 1 This testimony of a naval officer is the more UNDER THE COUNT DE GRASSE .

Author: J.g. Shea

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036265176

Category: United States

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The American Revolution 1775 1783

On February 11 , 1786 , de Grasse was mar destroyer Comte de Grasse DD 974 on August 5 , ried for the third time ... century France and the French Carl C. Tourquist , The Naval Campaigns of Count people ignored the memory of de Grasse .

Author: Richard L. Blanco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000280869

Category: History

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This definitive encyclopedia, originally published in 1983 and now available as an ebook for the first time, covers the American Revolution, comes in two volumes and contains 865 entries on the war for American independence. Included are essays (ranging from 250 to 25,000 words) on major and minor battles, and biographies of military men, partisan leaders, loyalist figures and war heroes, as well as strong coverage of political and diplomatic themes. The contributors present their summaries within the context of late 20th Century historiography about the American Revolution. Every entry has been written by a subject specialist, and is accompanied by a bibliography to aid further research. Extensively illustrated with maps, the volumes also contain a chronology of events, glossary and substantial index.
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The Operations of the French Fleet Under the Count de Grasse in 1781 2

... they entered only summarily in the naval campaign : homage is due however on all occasions to the combined French and American army for the concert ... S. 1 This testimony of a naval officer is the more UNDER THE COUNT DE GRASSE .

Author: John Gilmary Shea

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ISBN: HARVARD:HX4L3J

Category: United States

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English British Naval History to 1815

American leaders and the French were planning for a concentration of land and naval forces in the Chesapeake area ... 1945 , and Carl Tourquist [ 3633 ] , The Naval Campaigns of Count de Grasse during the American Revolution , 1781-1783 ...

Author: Eugene L. Rasor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313305471

Category: History

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Delivers a comprehensive historiographical and bibliographical survey of academic and printed materials on the maritime and naval history of England and Great Britain from its earliest times to 1815.
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The War at Sea

Tornquist , Carl G. The Naval Campaigns of Count de Grasse During the American Revolution , 1781–1783 . Translated from the Swedish by Amandus Johnson . Philadelphia : Swedish Colonial Society , 1942. 203p . Tornquist , a Swedish naval ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112104132813

Category: Government publications

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