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The Resource General Thomas Posey : son of the American Revolution, John Thornton Posey

General Thomas Posey : son of the American Revolution, John Thornton Posey

Label
General Thomas Posey : son of the American Revolution
Title
General Thomas Posey
Title remainder
son of the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
John Thornton Posey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Revolutionary War General Thomas Posey (1750-1818) lived his life through one of the most dramatic periods in American history. An advocate of the Revolutionary cause, Posey's military career was highlighted by his participation in the seizure of the fort at Stony Point in 1779 and his role in the defeat of British generals "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne and Charles Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. Following the colonial victory in 1783, Posey played an active role in the development of the Transappalachian West, taking part in local and regional politics in several states and territories. His experiences on the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century American frontier were varied and, in a certain sense, extraordinary. Serving as Indian agent in Illinois Territory, as U.S. Senator from Louisiana, as Lieutenant-Governor of Kentucky, and as Governor of Indiana during its transition from territorial status to statehood, he supported and aided in advancement of the young nation. Throughout his lifetime, Posey was personally associated with six presidents, as well as with most national political figures of the era. A sketch of Thomas Posey's childhood in Virginia includes the biographer's speculation on the contrasting influences of his ne'er-do-well father, Captain John Posey, and the family's close friend and neighbor, General George Washington. Finally, the author offers analyses of the popular nineteenth-century speculation that Thomas Posey was George Washington's illegitimate son. In summary, Thomas Posey: Son of the American Revolution presents a fascinating look into life in the newly independent nation
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Posey, John T
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Posey, Thomas
  • United States
  • Posey, Thomas
  • United States
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Posey, Thomas
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Northwest, Old
  • Southwest, Old
  • HISTORY
  • Military campaigns
  • Generals
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Biografie
Label
General Thomas Posey : son of the American Revolution, John Thornton Posey
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction; 1." ... born of respectable parentage ..." (1750-1774); 2. "The glorious cause" (1775-1778); 3. "The fort's our own!" (1778-1779); 4. "The veracity of Posey was as unquestioned as his courage." (1780-1782); 5." ... we are to loose you, perhaps for ever ..." (1783-1793); 6." ... a most amiable wife and sweet little family of children ..." (1793-1800); 7. "I was not born to riches or ... high birth, or great family." (1800-1810); 8. "I am not ... above shewing an example to my fellow citizens ..." (1810-1813); 9." ... under your auspices, we have become as one people." (1813-1816)
  • 10." ... he knew him and gave him his hand." (1816-1818)Appendices; A." ... being in Company with her revives my former Passion for your Low Land Beauty ... "; B. "The unfortunate and most unhappy John Price Posey" ... ; Select Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn610575746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870139468
Lccn
92050243
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6z31pz
  • 657a61b0-469a-4eca-9c2b-a7b9a039aa02
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)610575746
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
General Thomas Posey : son of the American Revolution, John Thornton Posey
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction; 1." ... born of respectable parentage ..." (1750-1774); 2. "The glorious cause" (1775-1778); 3. "The fort's our own!" (1778-1779); 4. "The veracity of Posey was as unquestioned as his courage." (1780-1782); 5." ... we are to loose you, perhaps for ever ..." (1783-1793); 6." ... a most amiable wife and sweet little family of children ..." (1793-1800); 7. "I was not born to riches or ... high birth, or great family." (1800-1810); 8. "I am not ... above shewing an example to my fellow citizens ..." (1810-1813); 9." ... under your auspices, we have become as one people." (1813-1816)
  • 10." ... he knew him and gave him his hand." (1816-1818)Appendices; A." ... being in Company with her revives my former Passion for your Low Land Beauty ... "; B. "The unfortunate and most unhappy John Price Posey" ... ; Select Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn610575746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870139468
Lccn
92050243
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6z31pz
  • 657a61b0-469a-4eca-9c2b-a7b9a039aa02
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)610575746
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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