The British Army in North America conducted two campaigns in 1777. John Burgoyne led one army south from Canada to seize control of the Lake Champlain-Hudson River corridor resulting in the battle of Saratoga. Burgoyne’s defeat led to that army’s capture. Rather than assist Burgoyne’s campaign, William Howe led his army from New York City on the Philadelphia campaign. Although Howe captured Philadelphia, the events of 1777 led to the French Alliance and ultimately American victory in American Revolution.
This fully illustrated account of the Philadelphia campaign puts the battles into context and explains the importance of the campaign to the outcome of the war.
The British landing
Battle of Brandywine
Battle of the Clouds
Occupation of Philadelphia
Battle of Germantown
Whitemarsh and the Roads to Valley Forge
“[A] succinct account of one of the pivotal battle campaigns of the American Revolution… a very highly recommended pick…” ~Midwest Book Review
“…well written and hits the high and low points for both sides.” ~Historical Miniatures Gaming Society
“The Philadelphia Campaign is a concise, yet comprehensive account of the critical British Philadelphia Campaign and the American countermoves in the pivotal year of 1777. It is a very readable book that is suited to a wide audience. It could serve very well as a textbook for students unfamiliar with the American Revolution, yet enjoyable enough for any seasoned military history reader.” ~The Journal of America's Military Past
“Rarely have conflicts been so clearly, dramatically, and excitingly written. In The Philadelphia Campaign, Michael’s narrative skills shine…” ~Argunners.com
“This book is a literary experience that any fan of American history should undertake with great speed and an experience that I didn’t want to end.” ~Manhattan Book Review