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Battlegrounds of Freedom
Battlegrounds of Freedom
A Historical Guide to the Battlefields Of the War of American Independence

by Norman Desmarais
Published by Busca, Inc.
June 2005

Table of Contents:
230 pages (plus Bibliography and Index); also 18 maps & 46 pages of black & white photographs;
1. Maine
— Castine/Fort George;
2. Vermont (and New Hampshire)
— East Hubbardton; Bennington;
3. New York
— Upstate: Fort Ticonderoga; Plattsburgh/Valcour Island; Fort Edward; Rome/Fort Stanwix; Oriskany; North Hoosick/Battle of Bennington; Stillwater/Schuylerville/(Battle of) Saratoga; Cherry Valley; Port Jervis/Minisink; Elmira/Battle of Newtown/Battle Chemung; Schoharie; Johnstown;
— Downstate/Hudson River Valley: Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton; White Plains; Stony Point and Verplanck's Point; West Point;
— New York City: Brooklyn Heights/Battle of Long Island (Battle of Brooklyn Heights); Kip's Bay; Harlem Heights; Fort Washington;
4. Massachusetts
— Lexington; Concord; Charlestown/Bunker Hill; Boston; Dorchester Heights;
5. Rhode Island
— Newport; Portsmouth/Butts Hill/Battle of Rhode Island;
6. Connecticut
— Danbury and Ridgefield; New Haven; Wetherfield; Groton/new London/Fort Griswold;
7. New Jersey
— Fort Lee; Washington Crossing/Titusville; Trenton; Princeton; National Park/Red Bank Battlefield/Fort Mercer; Freehold/Monmouth; Jersey City/Paulus Hook Fort; Morristown; Springfield/Union/Eliabeth/Battle of Springfield/Battle of Connecticut Farmsl
8. Pennsylvania
— Philadelphia: Carpenters' Hall; Independence Hall; Washington Sqare; Declaration (Graff) House; British Occupation;
— Continental Army: Washington Crossing; Chadd's Ford/Battle of the Brandywine; Frazer/Battle of the Admiral Warren Tavern/Battle of White House Tavern/Battle of the Clouds; Malvern/Paoli Massacre; Germantown; Fort Mifflin; Valley Forge; Wyoming Valley/Wyoming Massacre;
9. Indiana
— Vincennes
10. Illinois
— Ellis Grove/Fort Kaskaskia; Metopolis/Fort Massac;
11. Delaware (and Maryland)
— Newark/Cooch's Bridge;
12. Virginia
— Hampton; Great Bridge; Norfolk; Portmouth/Fort Nelson; Green Spring; Yorktown; Chesapeake Bay/Battle of Chesapeake; Siege of Yorktown;
13. Kentucky
— Mount Olivet/Blues Licks
14. North Carolina
— Alamance/Burlington Vicinity; Currie/Moores Creek; Cornelius/Cowan's Ford; Burlington Vicinity/Pyle's Defeat; Greensboro/Guilford Courthouse;
15. South Carolina
— Northern: Lancaster/Battle of the Waxhaws; Brattonsville/Williamson's Plantation/Huck's Defeat; Great Falls Vicinity/Rocky Mount Engagement; Heath Springs/Hanging Rock Skirmish; Great Falls/Fishing Creek Engagement; Camden; Cross Anchor/Musgrove Mill Skirmish; York/King's Mountain; Carlisle/Fish Dam; Cross Anchor Vicinity/Blackstock's Plantation; Chesnee/Cowpens; Camden/Hobkirk Hill; Ninety-Six;
— Charleston Area: Sullivan's Island/Fort Sullivan/Fort Moultrie; Charleston;
— Southern: Port Royal/Beaufort; Moncks Corner; Moncks Corner Vicinity/Biggin Church; Rhems/Black Mingo Creek; Santee/Fort Watson; Fort Motte; Cayce/Fort Granby/The Congarees; Huger/Quinby Bridge; Eutawville/Eutaw Springs;
16. Georgia
— Midway and Sunbury/Battle of Fort Morris; Savannah; Washington/Kettle Creek; Sylvania/Briar Creek; Augusta/Fort Cornwallis (Fort Augusta);
17. (Re)Living History
— Who are Re-enactors?; How to Become a Re-enactor; Outfit and Equipment; Safety; Background Reading;
Appendix 1: Alphabetic List of Battles, Actions, and Skirmishes
Appendix 2: Chronological List of Battles, Actions, and Skirmishes
Appendix 3: Battle Sites Grouped and Keyed to Major Cities/Locations

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