Yankee Doodle and the Redcoats: Soldiering in the Revolutionary War

Yankee Doodle and the Redcoats: Soldiering in the Revolutionary War

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Overview

The soldiers of the Revolutionary War (1775-1783)-the American Yankee Doodles and the British Redcoats-had countless stories to tell. Using excerpts from soldiers' diaries and letters home, author Susan Provost Beller brings the daily struggles of the Revolutionary War soldiers to life with first-person accounts of battles, as well as commentary about camp life, weather, food, and equipment. As the war dragged on, the soldiers lamented disease and death and the hardships as prisoners of war. These accounts give us a better understanding of the sacrifices made during the birth of our country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761326120
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2003
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents


Prologue     6
Patriot or Loyalist?     8
The Soldiers from Home     14
The Soldiers from across the Ocean     28
Life in a Revolutionary Camp     36
Disease and Death     45
On the March     50
Words from the Field     54
Wounded or Killed     74
Prisoners of War     78
The Surrender at Yorktown     82
Aftermath     89
Map of the Revolutionary War     96
Selected Chronology of the Revolutionary War     97
Source Notes     98
Selected Bibliography     103
For Further Information     107
Index     109

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