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Where a man can go [electronic resource] : Major General William Phillips, British Royal Artillery, 1731-1781 / Robert P. Davis ; foreword by Peter Somerville-Large.

By: Davis, Robert P, 1937-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in military studies: no. 179.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (xix, 209 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780313389559 (electronic bk.); 0313389551 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Phillips, William, 1731?-1781 | Great Britain -- History, Military -- 18th century | Generals -- Great Britain -- Biography | History | Military Science | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical | HISTORY | Artillerie | Amerikaanse Vrijheidsoorlog | Phillips, William Soldat | USA -- Unabh�angigkeitskriegGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Where a man can go.DDC classification: 941.07/092 Other classification: 15.85 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Maps; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Celts-Crusaders-A Cadet; 2. Genesis of the Artilleryman; 3. Interludes; 4. Canada and Adventure; 5. Where a Man Can Go; Photo essay follows page; 6. Saratoga; 7. Convention and Captivity; 8. The Card Player of Monticello; 9. Independent Command; 10. Campaign; 11. Petersburg; 12. Try the Militia; 13. The Final March; 14. Return to Blandford; 15. Epitaph; Appendix A A Provenance of William Phillips' Portrait; Appendix B Inventory of Phillips' Mess; Appendix C Last Will and Testament of William Phillips; Selected Bibliography; Index;
Summary: This is the first published account of the life of Major General William Phillips, a British officer whose achievements during the American Revolution place him in the ranks of Britain's most successful generals such as Charles Cornwallis. Although he was a commoner, Phillips rose from the rank of cadet in the Royal Artillery Academy, distinguished himself through remarkable achievements in Europe's Seven Years War, and went on to command a field army in America. This story chronicles his extraordinary abilities, leadership, and innovative style which left a lasting mark on British artillery t.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-203) and index.

This is the first published account of the life of Major General William Phillips, a British officer whose achievements during the American Revolution place him in the ranks of Britain's most successful generals such as Charles Cornwallis. Although he was a commoner, Phillips rose from the rank of cadet in the Royal Artillery Academy, distinguished himself through remarkable achievements in Europe's Seven Years War, and went on to command a field army in America. This story chronicles his extraordinary abilities, leadership, and innovative style which left a lasting mark on British artillery t.

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Maps; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Celts-Crusaders-A Cadet; 2. Genesis of the Artilleryman; 3. Interludes; 4. Canada and Adventure; 5. Where a Man Can Go; Photo essay follows page; 6. Saratoga; 7. Convention and Captivity; 8. The Card Player of Monticello; 9. Independent Command; 10. Campaign; 11. Petersburg; 12. Try the Militia; 13. The Final March; 14. Return to Blandford; 15. Epitaph; Appendix A A Provenance of William Phillips' Portrait; Appendix B Inventory of Phillips' Mess; Appendix C Last Will and Testament of William Phillips; Selected Bibliography; Index;

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