Angel In The Whirlwind is a good, one volume account of the American Revolution. Beginning with the war’s proximate causes in the French and Indian War, and continuing on to 1782 and Washington’s retirement, this book is full of the colorful personalities that make this period so interesting. This was the first book I read when beginning my research into the Ameican Revolution. It’s a good place to start — or, if you are a Revolution aficionado, a good read to remind you why the Revolution caught your imagination in the first place.
In Battles of the Revolutionary War, author W.J. Wood contends that — contrary to popular belief — the war was won by American skill on the battlefield. To prove this contention, he examines in ten chapters, ten major battles of the war: Bunker Hill, Quebec, Trenton and Princeton, Brandywine, Oriskany, Saratoga, King’s Mountain, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and the Chesapeake Capes. Each chapter features a detailed narrative of the battle, some useful maps and battle plans, and an analysis of the action. There also are some good organizational charts, and intellience reports. It was well worth the price.
The Present Winter is a print and play game about the Battle of Trenton. From the rules:
The Present Winter is a game about Washington’s Crossing and the Battle of Trenton that took place on December 25th and 26th of 1776 during the American War of Independence. The goal for Washington’s Continental Army is to cross the Delaware River and seize control of Trenton from the Hessians. The goal of the Hessian Mercenaries is to, with the help of the Elements, stymie the Continentals in their crossing of the river and to prevent the capture of Trenton.
The Rochambeau Map Collection contains cartographic items used by Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807), when he was commander in chief of the French expeditionary army (1780-82) during the American Revolution. The maps were from Rochambeau’s personal collection, cover much of eastern North America, and date from 1717 to 1795. The maps show Revolutionary-era military actions, some of which were published in England and France, and early state maps from the 1790s. Many of the items in this extraordinary group of maps show the importance of cartographic materials in the campaigns of the American Revolution as well as Rochambeau’s continuing interest in the new United States.
The collection consists of 40 manuscript and 26 printed maps, and a manuscript atlas, the originals of which are in the Library of Congress’ Geography and Map Division.
The Sons of the Revolution in California have produced a fabulous set of pages with color plates of the uniforms of the American War of Independence. There’s a list below of the units that they have:
Uniforms of the American Revolution; American Farmers Forming at Concord; Sherburne’s Continental Regiment, 1778 – 1780; Moylan’s Light Dragoons, 1779; Second
Canadian Regiment of Infantry, 1776; Fourth Connecticut Regiment of Infantry Continental Line; Second Regiment of Connecticut Light Horse Militia, 1777; Haslet’s Delaware Regiment, 1776; First Georgia Regiment of Infantry Continental Line, 1777; Smallwood’s Maryland Regiment, 1776; Second Maryland Regiment of Continental Infantry, 1777; Fourth Independent Company of Maryland State Troops, 1776; Second Massachusetts Regiment of Continental Infantry, 1777; Massachusetts Regiment of Artillery, 1775-1776 — Knox’s Artillery; Second New Hampshire Regiment of Infantry, 1777 Continental Line; Third New Jersey Regiment, 1777 Continental Line; Third New York Regiment, 1775, Continental Line; Captain John Lamb’s New York Artillery Company, 1775; Third North Carolina Regiment of Infantry, 1778 Continental Line; First Pennsylvania Battalion, 1775 – 1776; Pennsylvania State Regiment, 1777 – 13th Pennsylvania Line; Rhode Island Train of Artillery, 1775; Second Rhode Island Regiment of Infantry, 1779; Second South Carolina Regiment of Infantry, 1776; Green Mountain Rangers, 1776; Lt. Ira Allen’s Green Mountain Rangers, 1775; Virginia Light Dragoons, 1776; Independent Companies, 1775; Miscellaneous Organizations, Continental Army, 1776; Commander-in-Chief and Line Officers, 1779; Continental Infantry, 1779-1783; Continental Artillery, 1777-1783; Light Infantry, 1782; Infantry and Artillery, 1783; Sir William Howe, Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in America; British Seventeenth Regiment of Light Dragoons, 1775-1783; Musicians of the British Fourth Regiment of Foot, 1778; Grenadier Company, Fifth Regiment of Foot, 1776; Light Infantry, British Tenth Regiment of Foot, 1775; Drummers, British Tenth Regiment of Foot, 1775 – 1783; Royal North British Fusileers; Light Infantry Company, British Fortieth Regiment of Foot, 1776; British Forty-Second Regiment of Foot, 1776; British Forty-Third Regiment of Foot, 1775; Grenadiers, British Fifty-Second Regiment of Foot, 1775; Butler’s Rangers, 1777; De Lancey’s Brigade, 1776 – 1783; De Lancey’s Refugees, the "Cowboys", 1780; Emmerich’s Chasseurs, 1776; Johnson’s Royal Greens of New York, 1776; Queen’s Rangers, 1776-1783; Grenadiers, Gatinois Regiment of Infantry, 1781; Saintonge Regiment of Infantry, 1781; Saintonge Regiment of Infantry, 1779-1783; Field Yager Corps of Hesse-Cassel, 1776-1783; Hesse-Cassel and Brunswick Regiments, 1776-1777; Grenadier Regiment Von Rall, and Fusileer Regiment Alt Von Lossberg of Hesse-Cassel, 1776; Fusileer Regiment Erb Prinz of Hesse-Cassel, 1776; Independent Company Organizations: Goot-Guard, Virginia Riflemen, Minutemen, 1774-1775; Privates of Light Infantry and Drummer: 10th, 14th and 42nd British Foot, 1775-1783; Privates and Officers of De Lancey’s Brigade and of Johnson’s Royal Brigade of New York, 1776-1781; Privates of von Rall’s and von Sprecht’s Regiments and Field Jager Corps, 1776-1783; Privates in Field and Parade Dress, Smallwood’s Maryland Regiment, 1776; Continental Artillery, 1777-1783; Privates of 2nd and 4th Connecticut Regiments, 1777; Privates, Continental Line with Artillery Officers Second Massachusetts Regiment, 1777; Sir William Howe, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army with 4th Regiment of Foot, 1775-1778; Gatinois and Saintonge Regiment of Infantry in Parade Dress, 1781; Commander-in-Chief, and Staff, 1799-1802; Cavalry, Infantry and Artillery 1799-1802; Continental Navy, 1776-1777;