TITLE

'It Is Sweet and Fitting to Die for One's Country.'

AUTHOR(S)
Fleming, Thomas
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers a look at how John Laurens led the attack that secured victory for the U.S. Army at Yorktown, Virginia in 1971. It describes the characteristics of Laurens which made him a historical figure. It highlights the contributions of Laurens to the U.S. army. It also offers information on the proposal of Laurens for the establishment of black regiments.
ACCESSION #
27523192

 

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