Following are some items that were mentioned during the 27 December 2012 Fieldstone Common interview with Christian McBurney, author of The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French and American Operation in the Revolutionary War.
The podcast of the interview is now available.
The Rhode Island Campaign describes the occupation of Newport, Rhode Island and ensuing battles during the Revolutionary War. It represents the first joint engagement between American and French forces.
Some of the main characters during these events were
Major General John Sullivan
Major General Nathanael Greene
General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
Sir Robert Pigot
Major General Francis Smith
Major General Richard Prescott
Hessian General Friedrich Wilhelm von Lossberg
Jean Baptiste Charles Henri Hector, comte d'Estaing
Westholme Publishing, the publisher of The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French and American Operation in the Revolutionary War donated two copies of the book that were given as a "door prizes" during
the live show. One copy went to a listener in Oregon and the other to a listener in Massachusetts. A big thank you to the Westholme Publishing for their generosity!
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