Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence

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INDEX
Note: Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
Abercromby, James, 20, 35, 38
Acquackanonk Landing, 163, 164
Adamant, 199
Adams, Abigail, 41, 374, 392, 404
Adams, Charles, 393
Adams, John: and American Crisis, 169; on American Prohibitionary Act, 114; and Articles of War, 193; and Congress, 34; congressional service of, 347; and Declaration of Independence, 118, 119; on Fabian tactics, 246; flight from Philadelphia, 252; on French allies, 117, 318–19, 322; on French commissioners, 261; on French reinforcements, 393, 394; and Galloway, 402–3; and Gates, 218, 225; on Howe in Philadelphia, 256–57; on independence, 118; on Jones, 374; on Knox, 102; on Lee, 46; and mediation proposal, 472–75; and naval war, 319, 361; nomination of Washington for general, 34, 37, 39; on officer appointments, 47, 569; as peace commissioner to France, 323, 392–94, 402–3; and peace conference of Howe, 136–37; and peace negotiations, 545, 549, 550, 551; on Philadelphia, 563–64; and Plan of Treaties, 198; on potential war, 26, 27; and prisoners of war, 433; and Schuyler, 218, 225; and siege of Boston, 105; and Society of Cincinnati, 557; on soldiers, 80, 194, 196, 284; on urgency of situation, 167–68, 476; and Vergennes, 402–3, 474; on Yorktown victory, 574
Adams, John Quincy, 393
Adams, Samuel: on advance of British, 168; on British army, 23; British opinion of, 7; British pursuit of, 29, 30; congressional service of, 347; distrust of standing armies, 80; and Gates, 218, 225; on morale, 155; on reconciliationists, 469; and Schuyler, 218, 225; and Society of Cincinnati, 557; on support of war, 348; on urgency of situation, 168
Address to the People of Great Britain, 86
affluence in America, 348, 349, 350, 406, 450–51
African Americans: See also slaves; and British, 324, 325, 512, 563; and Clinton, 452, 457; and Cornwallis, 452, 538; enlistment of, 65, 113, 341–44, 347, 348, 411, 414, 452, 553; in Glover's unit, 8; impact of war on, 553; and Loyalists, 269, 417; and peace negotiations, 551; and Schuyler's reinforcements, 223; and southern campaigns, 388, 389; and Yorktown siege, 533
Albany: See also Saratoga campaign; and British strategy, 191, 217; Burgoyne's drive toward, 211–15, 219, 223, 224–25, 227, 229, 231–32, 237; and Howe, 213, 214, 227, 242; and Schuyler, 216; and Washington, 243
Albany Plan of Union, 26
Alfred, 367
Allaire, Anthony, 458, 463
Allen, Ethan, 38, 86, 87, 199
Allentown, New Jersey, 244
Alliance (American frigate), 359–60, 375, 378
Amboy, New Jersey, 161, 163, 179, 180, 207, 244
The American Crisis (Paine), 169, 518
American Prohibitionary Act, 114
American Volunteers, 421
“American way of war”: about, 17; and British strategy, 29, 63–64; in Concord, 32; described, 232; in Philadelphia campaign, 247
Amherst, Jeffery, 63, 66, 266, 267, 566
Andersonville prison, 428
André, John, 449–50
Annual Register, 264
Appalachians, 354
apprentices, 197
Aquidneck Island, 311–13
Arbuthnot, Marriot, 425, 444
armies, standing: and American victory, 569; distrust of, 78, 80,

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