New England Citizen Soldiers of the Revolutionary War: Minutemen and Mariners

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Many of the leaders and heroes of the Revolutionary War are well known to most Americans. Lesser known are those unsung heroes or citizen soldiers who first enlisted with local militias before being assigned to units of the Continental Line and sent away to fight in states and regions far removed from their homes and families. In New England, these also included men of the sea who signed aboard privateers or became part of the Mariner brigades that became indispensable in navigating waterways and ferrying troops into position. It is also the larger story of their struggle to maintain their loyalty to their home states, property and family. Author and historian Robert Geake uncovers the untold story of ordinary citizens who became united in the cause for freedom.
ISBN: 9781467142601
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Rhode Island
Series: Military
Images: 75
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert A. Geake is the author of thirteen books related to Rhode Island and New England history, including A History of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island: Keepers of the Bay, The New England Mariner Tradition and Colonial Curiosities, as well as five others published by The History Press. His most recent books are From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the Revolutionary War and Fired a Gun at the Rising of the Sun: The Journal of Noah Robinson of Attleborough during the Revolutionary War.
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