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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00680
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0077] January-August 1786 
Title Drafts of rough minutes delivered to Doctor Ramsey for his book on the history of the late war
Date May 1786
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Ramsay, David  
Document Type Military document; Miscellany
Content Description Later copy of Knox's notes which he delivered to Doctor David Ramsay to use as reference for his book, History of the American Revolution. Note at top states, "(Inclosed) Notes and explanations of Doctor Ramsay's history respecting the campaign 1777- & the affair of Trenton 1776." Title is from document. Includes historical notes on the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. Asserts, "It was not a general opinion by any means that Sir William Howe would attack Philadelphia by means of the Chesapeake. The first object was supposed to be the complete possession of Hudson River, so as to divide the Middle from the Eastern States." Covers the Battle of Brandywine and the British capture of Philadelphia. In closing, remarks that Howe had "reaped no capital advantage from the Campaign," referring to his capture of Philadelphia.
Subjects Battle of Brandywine (Brandywine Creek)  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Literature and Language Arts  Battle  Global History and Civics  
People Howe, William Howe, Viscount (1729-1814)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Burgoyne, John (1722-1792)  Ramsay, David (1749-1815)  
Theme Creating a New Government; The American Revolution; Arts & Literature; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Ramsay's book, History of the American Revolution, was first published in 1789.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859