From Redcoat to Rebel: The Thomas Sullivan Journal


This publication chronicles several years in the life of Thomas Sullivan, who enlisted in the British Army in 1775, fought in the Revolution, and deserted to join American forces in 1778.

The journal covers about three and a half years. Sullivan participated in events including the Battle of Bunker Hill, the British evacuation of Boston, the British campaigns to capture Long Island and New York City, the battles at Trenton and Princeton, the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown as well as the rest of the actions of the Philadelphia Campaign. In addition to the events he witnessed, Sullivan also recorded other events of the war with as much exactness, as the nature of the particulars would permit a private soldier. He used official reports verbatim, with his own personal comments.

Joseph Lee Boyle

(1997), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 250 pp.

ISBN: 9780788407444