This work covers the origin of the American Army, how it was maintained, weapons, camp duties, drill, foods, pay, uniforming, hospitals and prison ships. Private Soldier Under Washington was firs published in 1902. Priod to that time, virtually no effort had been expended covering the life and times for the American private soldier. Bolton has footnoted his text and provided an index to the work. This new Corner House edition is an enhanced quality soft-cover and includes a new introduction by Steven C. Eames, PhD, Mt. Ida College. He notes at the end of his book, "Whether France of Washington or the partiot army contributed most to bring about the peace of paris in 1783 is of little moment....it has been the purpose of these pages to give the private soldier under Washington whatever share in the victory was his by right of danger, privation, and toil that he endured." Dr. Eames comments, "Bolton's effort remains an excellent, if not the best, introduction to the comon American soldier in the war for INdependence."
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Charles K. Bolton was born in 1867, the son of Sarah Knowles Bolton, a published poet and writer of novels. Bolton's first two books were novels. He was instrumental in forming the historical society in Brookline, MA.
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Book Description Corner House Pub, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0879281170