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Each of these major generals possessed a level of confidence and self assurance nurtured by a lifetime of association with the ruling class of Britain, yet each man also voiced some aversion to an assignment to make war on fellow British subjects. General Henry Clinton, the youngest of this group at 45, was the grandson of the sixth Earl of Lincoln, a cousin of the second Duke of Newcastle and the son of the former governor of New York. Clinton had grown up in New York City, attended school on Long Island and joined a New York militia regiment.
Robert E. S. Grant405Chapter 31 The Confrontation Between Grant and Lee The Spring of 1864419Chapter 32 The Final Turn of the Tide The Crisis Summer of 1864433 Page 8 Chapter 33 Alternative Strategies and Outcomes Union and Confederate 18631864446Chapter 34 The Death of Confederate Independence The Birth of the Lost Cause455Chapter 35 Why Was the "Union Forever"? The Strategy and Tactics of Northern Victory and Southern Defeat Grading the Generals470Index490 Maps American Revolution: Theater of War, 17751782 24 American Revolution: Brandywine Campaign, AugustSeptember 1777 85 War of 1812: Strategic Theater, 18121815 165 War of 1812: Chesapeake Bay Campaign, August 1814 194 War with Mexico: Strategic Theater, 18461847 221 War with Mexico: The Battle of Cerro Gordo, April 1718, 1847 256 Civil War: Eastern Theater, Virginia & Maryland, 18611865 280 Civil War: First Bull Run/Manassas, July 21, 1861 283 Civil War: Strategic Theater, 1863 385 Civil War: Gettysburg, First Day, July 1, 1863 393 Civil War: Strategic Theater, 18641865 421 Page 9 Introduction On the chilly, early spring afternoon of April 9th, 1765, King George III requested that George Grenville become the prime minister of the British government.
These assumptions of American moral superiority and a less than absolute British commitment to military victory almost destroyed the Revolution when Washington's army was nearly annihilated in the New York campaign. However, beyond the limitations of too few soldiers and too little training, the American rebels also faced additional handicaps in a military confrontation with the mother country. For example, since America was primarily an agrarian society, most colonists worked on farms that needed constant attention and could only spare adult males for short periods of military service.