Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution

Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution

Patrick K. O'Donnell

In August 1776, little over a month after the Continental Congress had officially declared independence from Britain, the revolution used to be at the verge of a unexpected and disastrous finish. common George Washington chanced on his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered on the conflict of Brooklyn, and it gave the impression of there has been no break out. yet because of a chain of determined rear shield assaults by means of a unmarried heroic regiment, famously referred to as the “Immortal 400,” Washington was once in a position to evacuate his males and the nascent Continental military lived to struggle one other day.

Today, just a modest, rusted and scarred steel signal close to a dilapidated automobile storage marks the mass grave the place the our bodies of the “Maryland Heroes” lie—256 males “who fell within the conflict of Brooklyn.” In Washington’s Immortals, best-selling army historian Patrick ok. O’Donnell brings to lifestyles the forgotten tale of this notable band of brothers. referred to as “gentlemen of honour, relatives, and fortune,” they fought not only in Brooklyn, yet in key battles together with Trenton, Princeton, Camden, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Yorktown, the place their heroism replaced the process the war.

Drawing on wide unique resources, from letters to diaries to pension functions, O’Donnell items jointly the tales of those courageous men—their friendships, loves, defeats, and triumphs. He explores their fingers and strategies, their struggles with adversarial loyalists and shortages of garments and meals, their improvement into an elite unit, and their dogged competitors, together with British normal Lord Cornwallis. and during the prism of this one crew, O’Donnell tells the bigger tale of the progressive struggle. Washington’s Immortals is gripping and encouraging boots-on-the-ground historical past, absolute to attract a large readership.

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