The Maryland 400 In The Battle Of Long Island, 1776

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This work chronicles the story of 400 young men who willingly and knowingly sacrificed themselves to save the Continental Army at the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776. Holding back 20,000 British and Hessian soldiers, they allowed their comrades to retreat and may have saved the Revolution from immediate defeat.

This exhaustively researched account introduces the reader to the background of the battle and the stories of the individuals who fought that day, and includes biographies with extensive quoted material in addition to a general historic overview.

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Linda Davis Reno is a retired federal executive. In 2007 Ms. Reno was awarded the prestigious Martha Washington Medal by the Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution in recognition of her excellence in research of the revolutionary soldiers of Maryland. This is the highest award that can be granted to a non-member by this organization. She lives in Charlotte Hall, Maryland.

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"An intensively researched tribute." --National Board of Review

"Exhaustively researched...wonderful...a tremendous service to the State of Maryland and the American Revolution." --Christos Christou, Jr., former president and current secretary of the Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution

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