Benjamin Lincoln And The American Revolution David B. Mattern

ISBN: 9781570032608

Published: March 1st 1998

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332 pages


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Benjamin Lincoln And The American Revolution  by  David B. Mattern

Benjamin Lincoln And The American Revolution by David B. Mattern
March 1st 1998 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 332 pages | ISBN: 9781570032608 | 3.32 Mb

In the definitive biography of one of Americas most important but least known Revolutionary War generals, David B. Mattern tells the life story of Benjamin Lincoln, a prosperous farmer who left the comfort of his Massachusetts home to become aMoreIn the definitive biography of one of Americas most important but least known Revolutionary War generals, David B.

Mattern tells the life story of Benjamin Lincoln, a prosperous farmer who left the comfort of his Massachusetts home to become a national hero in Americas struggle for independence. Matterns account of the citizen-soldier who served as George Washingtons second-in-command at Yorktown and as secretary at war from 1781 to 1783 revisits the challenges, sacrifices, triumphs, and defeats that shaped Lincolns evolution from affluent middle-aged family man to pillar of a dynamic republic.

In addition to offering new insights into leadership during the Revolutionary period, Lincolns life so mirrored his times that it provides an opportunity to tell the tale of the American Revolution in a fresh, compelling way. Historians generally have been unkind to Lincoln, but Mattern refutes charges that the general was lethargic, corrupt, and ineffective. He points out that Lincoln was one of Washingtons most trusted commanders, displaying courage, energy, and leadership on battlefields as diverse as Saratoga and Savannah, Charleston and Yorktown.

Mattern gives a thorough account of all of the generals military experiences and, of particular interest, offers an unconventional assessment of his failure in one of the most critical episodes of the war - his command of the Southern Department in 1779 and 1780. After charting Lincolns wartime fortunes, Mattern chronicles the patriots foiled attempts to translate national renown into entrepreneurial success.

He tells of Lincolns crowning military and political achievement when, in 1786, he was called to arms once more to suppress ShayssRebellion. Mattern also describes Lincolns subsequent election to the lieutenant governorship of Massachusetts - a political career ended by a feud with John Hancock - and his final years of federal service as collector of the port of Boston.



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