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Ordinary Courage: The Revolutionary War Adventures of Joseph Plumb Martin, 4th Edition

Ordinary Courage: The Revolutionary War Adventures of Joseph Plumb Martin, 4th Edition

James Kirby Martin

ISBN: 978-1-118-28147-5

Jun 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

232 pages

$21.99

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This remarkable memoir is one of the most celebrated documents to emerge from the tumult of America’s Revolutionary War. The ordinary and yet exceptional experiences of a young soldier in Washington’s army are given a new life in this fourth edition, sensitively edited for a modern readership.

  • Classic primary source on the Revolutionary War
  • Edited by a leading US authority on the period
  • Now with extra maps and a more extensive bibliography
  • Includes a new Afterword by Karen Guenther on film portrayals of the continental soldier

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Introductory Comments ix

Overview Maps of Joseph Plumb Martin's Adventures, 1776–1783 xxiii–iv

Martin's Narrative of Adventures, Dangers and Sufferings xxv

Preface 1

Chapter I: Introductory 3

Chapter II: Campaign of 1776 11

Chapter III: Campaign of 1777 39

Chapter IV: Campaign of 1778 70

Chapter V: Campaign of 1779 98

Chapter VI: Campaign of 1780 111

Chapter VII: Campaign of 1781 132

Chapter VIII: Campaign of 1782 158

Chapter IX: Campaign of 1783 168

The Revolutionary War Soldier on Film 183
Karen Guenther

Suggestions for Additional Reading 188

Index 195

• Classic primary source on the Revolutionary War
• Edited by a leading US authority on the period
• Now with extra maps and a more extensive bibliography
• Includes a new Afterword by Karen Guenther on film portrayals of the continental soldier