Book Launch: “Middlebrook”

Bob Mayers has just launched his sixth book on the American Revolution. This one specifically covers the lesser-known, yet vital Middlebrook encampment. The title, Middlebrook, the Revolutionary War Encampment that Saved America, seems to surprising in the light or Valley Forge and Jockey Hollow, but Mayers explains in detail why this location was so vital at the time. The highlands and surrounding valleys of this natural fortress were the location of two major encampments of Washington’s Continental Army—a harrowing seven weeks during the early summer of 1777, and during the entire winter of 1778-1779.

Bob Mayers explains how these campgrounds served as the center of operations for American forces through much of the war and during many of its darkest hours. Most significant is that at Middlebrook, where during the winter of 1778-1779 the raw American Army matured into a cohesive fighting power capable of defeating the British forces, who were regarded at the time as the best trained and equipped army in the world. 

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