Learn the little-known history of the forgotten American Revolution Battle of Pell's Point and the heroism of John Glover. General William Howe and the mighty British-Hessian Army possessed the golden opportunity to cut-off, trap, and then destroy General George Washington's Army before he could retreat north and escape from Harlem Heights, New York, when he landed his army at Pell's Point north of New York City. Howe's bold amphibious operation north of Washington's Army threatened to end the life of the Continental Army and the revolution. However, the brilliant delaying actions of Colonel John Glover and a small force of New England Continental troops saved the day and Washington's Army by preventing Howe's advance inland to intercept Washington's route of retreat to White Plains. Employing brilliant delaying tactics when outnumbered by more than five to one, Glover inflicted heavy losses on the attackers to ensure that Washington's Army survived to fight another day. Ironically, the Battle of Pell's Point has been perhaps the most important forgotten battle of the entire American Revolution. In Saving Washington's Army, renowned historian Phillip Thomas Ticker, PhD, recounts the little-known story of the Battle of Pell's Point and the heroism of Colonel John Glover with the care and attention-to-detail for which he is known.
Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Published: 05/10/2022 Pages: 440 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.43lbs Size: 9.21h x 6.32w x 1.48d ISBN: 9781510769373
About the Author Phillip Thomas Tucker, PhD, is a writer and historian who has edited and authored more than sixty-five books. After earning his PhD in 1990 from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, he took a position as civilian historian with the Department of Defense and specialized in air force history. His previous books include Kings Mountain, Pickett's Charge, How the Irish Won the American Revolution, George Washington's Surprise Attack, Exodus from the Alamo, and Father of the Tuskegee Airmen, John C. Robinson. He lives in Central Florida.