Accession Number : ADA296410

Title :   Making the Best use of your Joint Forces. Joint and Combined Operations on the Hudson River, 1777 and 1781.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI ADVANCED RESEARCH PROGRAM

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, James M.

PDF Url : ADA296410

Report Date : 26 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : Allied, joint, and amphibious operations fit within a defensive strategy that General George Washington and Sir Henry Clinton practiced for most of the war: a war of posts with New York City and the "line of the Hudson" as the "seat of the war." By l775 the British had developed sophisticated doctrine and practices for joint, amphibious operations, which Clinton and Commodore Hotham applied successfully in the Hudson Highlands in October l777. After a disastrous response to that offensive, Washington and Lieutenant General Rocharnbeau threatened New York City with a joint and combined expedition in 1781 that led to ultimate success at Yorktown.

Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, WARFARE, STRATEGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, NEW YORK(NEW YORK).

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE