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Title:
Correspondence of the Van Cortlandt family of Cortlandt Manor, 1748-1800
Author:
Judd, Jacob, 1929-
Publication Information:
Tarrytown, N.Y. : Sleepy Hollow Restorations, [1977]

©1977
Physical Description:
lxi, 675 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780912882291
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Philip Van Cortlandt's Memoir and Correspondence provides a capsule history of the military side of the Revolution, adding many interesting details to our knowledge. Van Cortlandt described the sufferings of the Army, and he evaluated many of the better-known personalities, particularly Benedict Arnold. While reading is sometimes difficult, the writings do project a sense of urgency and truth. Judd has done a commendable job of editing and provides all the requisite notes and explanations. A worthwhile book to start a series that should be of much interest.


Author Notes

Jacob Judd is a well-respected Fordham University Press author.