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Re: Lt. Col. Charles Porterfield, Rev War from Virginia
Posted by: Ronald Harper (ID *****3230) Date: October 18, 2004 at 17:41:55
In Reply to: Lt. Col. Charles Porterfield, Rev War from Virginia by Ron Harper of 798

I just ordered this book. Has any one read it?

An Officer of Very Extraordinary Merit: Charles Porterfield and the American War for Independence: 1775-1780 - Michael Cecere. Charles Porterfield was one of many Virginians who helped secure America's independence. He served in Daniel Morgan's rifle company at Boston and Quebec. He commanded a company in Morgan's 11th Virginia Regiment as well as William Maxwell's Light Infantry Corps. Porterfield fought in the battles of Cooches Bridge, Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth, and endured the hardships of Valley Forge. He returned to Virginia in 1779 and served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the state garrison regiment. In 1780, he led a relief detachment to South Carolina and initiated the Battle of Camden. The distinguished service of Charles Porterfield and his men is chronicled through numerous first person accounts. The excitement caused by the riflemen at Boston, the grueling march through the wilderness of Maine, the storming of Quebec in a blizzard, the action at Cooches Bridge, Brandywine, Germantown, the hardships at Valley Forge, and lastly, in one of the best first person narratives of the Revolutionary War, the early morning engagement between Colonel Porterfield's and Colonel Tarleton's advance guards at Camden, are all vividly described in the book. Charles Porterfield, and the men he served with, endured much for the cause of liberty. Their service is remembered here, in their own words. Maps, a bibliography, and an index enhance the text. 2004, 5x8, paper, index, 180 pp.


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