As the Revolutionary War raged on fields near the Atlantic, Native Americans and British rangers fought American settlers on the Ohio River frontier in warfare of unsurpassed ferocity. When their attacks threatened to drive the Americans from their settlements in Kentucky, Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and other frontiersmen guided an army of 970 Kentuckians into what is now Ohio to attack the principal Native American bases from which the raids emanated. This superbly illustrated book traces Colonel George Rogers Clark's lightning expedition to destroy Chalawgatha and Peckuwe, and describes how on 8 August 1780 his Kentuckians clashed with an army of 450 Native Americans, under Black Hoof, Buckongahelas and Girty, at the battle of Peckuwe. It would be the largest Revolutionary War battle on the Ohio River frontier.
1. Introduction 2. Strategic Situation 3. Chronology 4. Commanders 5. Armies 6. Plans 7. Order of Battle 8. Campaign and Battle 9. The End of the Revolutionary War 10. Aftermath 11. The Battlefield Today 12. Bibliography
John F. Winkler lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife of more than 40 years. They have three children and six grandchildren. He has written many works on the history of Roman, English and American law. He also explores forgotten historical sites in Ohio and neighbouring states. Peter Dennis was inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn, leading him to study Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
Reviews for Peckuwe 1780: The Revolutionary War on the Ohio River Frontier
It is a gripping story about life on the 'wild frontier'. -- Chris May * Battlefield: Volume 23 *