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In the crux of the V formed by the diverging roads lay the triangular village green, flanked by houses, yards, and Buckman Tavern. When he learned that the British were approaching, Captain John Parker, forty- The Minutemen Since the time of the Pilgrims and Plymouth Plantation, every Massachusetts man between the ages of sixteen and sixty had been required to belong to his town's militia company. The younger, more active members of the militia also had to be prepared to go quickly to the aid of neighboring towns.
Custer Battlefield National Monument, Montana (Indian Wars) 296 36. Lava Beds National Monument, California (Indian Wars) 311 37. S. Arizona Memorial, Hawaii (World War II) 316 38. War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam (World War II) 320 Index 325 Page ix ILLUSTRATIONS Frontispiece. A Confederate volunteer ii British troops overrun the American redoubt, Breed's Hill. 7 Minuteman statue near Old North Bridge. 17 Old North Bridge, Concord, Massachusetts. 20 British light infantrymen, living-history demonstration.
287 Chief Joseph, Nez Perce leader. 293 Lodge poles, site of the Nez Perce encampment. " 300 Sioux chief Gall. 303 Sioux chief Crow King. 303 Headstone, Custer Battlefield National Monument. 305 Captain Jack, Modoc leader. 313 Curly Headed Doctor, Modoc medicine man. 313 General Edward Canby. S. Arizona, Pearl Harbor. S. Navy dive bomber, Pacific theater, World War II. 322 United States Marines, Pacific theater, World War II. 323 Page xi MAPS Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775 5 Lexington, April 19, 1775 18 Minute Man National Historical Park 24 British Campaign of 1777 29 Freeman's Farm, September 19, 1777 31 Second Battle of Freeman's Farm, October 7, 1777 35 Saratoga National Historical Park 36 Antietam, September 17, 1862 43 Antietam National Battlefield 47 Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862 60 Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863 66 The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House, May 5-21, 1864 72 Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park 79 Gettysburg, Day One, July 1, 1863 88 Gettysburg, Day Two, July 2, 1863 90 Gettysburg, Day Three, July 3, 1863 96 Gettysburg National Military Park 100 First Battle of Manassas, July 21, 1861 108 Second Battle of Manassas, August 30, 1862 113 Manassas National Battlefield Park 115 Petersburg National Battlefield 128 Richmond National Battlefield Park 140 Yorktown Battlefield, Colonial National Historical Park 148 Brices Cross Roads, June 10, 1864 158 Chalmette Unit, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve 165 Chickamauga, September 20, 1863 169 Chickamauga Battlefield, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park 173 Chattanooga, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park 176 Cowpens, January 17, 1781 181 Cowpens National Battlefield 183 Fort Donelson National Battlefield 190 Page xii Charleston Harbor, 186 l- 1865 204 Fort Sumter National Monument 207 Guilford Courthouse, March 15, 1781 212 Guilford Courthouse National Military Park 214 Horseshoe Bend National Military Park 220 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park 225 March of the Over-Mountain Men, September-October 1780 230 Pea Ridge National Military Park 247 Shiloh, Day One, April 6, 1862 252 Shiloh, Day Two, April 7, 1862 255 Shiloh National Military Park 257 Stones River, Day One, December 31, 1862 263 Stones River, Day Two, January 2, 1863 265 Stones River National Battlefield 267 Vicksburg Campaign, March-July 1863 275 Vicksburg National Military Park 282 Wilson's Crock National Battlefield 288 Sioux Campaign of 1876 298 Custer Divides His Command, June 25, 1876 301 Battle of the Little Bighorn, June 25, 1876 302 Custer Battlefield National Monument 307 Page xiii PREFACE I grew up in Cambridge, New York, a small town located less than an hour's drive from Saratoga National Historical Park, site of one of the great battles of the American War of Independence.