Army & Navy of America

Army & Navy of America

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: attack the _ British by surprise, not doubting that, it he succeeded in breaking them, as they were not only distant, but totally separated from the fleet, his victory must be decisive. "He so disposed his troops, that the divisions of Sullivan and Wayne, flanked by Conway's brigade, were to march down the main road, and, entering the town by the way of Chesnut Hill, to attack the English centre, and the right flank of their left wing; the divisions of Greene and Stephens, flanked by Macdougald's brigade, were to take a circuit towards the east, by the Lime-kiln road, and, entering the town at the market-house, to attack the left flank of the right wing. The intention of the American general in seizing the village of Germantown by a double attack, was effectually to separate the right and left wings of the royal army, which must have given him a certain victory. In order that the left flank of the left wing might not contract itself, and support the right flank of the same wing, General Armstrong, with the Pennsylvania troops, was ordered to march down the bridge road upon the banks of the Schuylkill, and endeavour to turn the English, if they should retire from that river. "In like manner, to prevent the right flank of the right wing from going to the succour of the left flank, which rested upon Germantown, the militia of Maryland and Jersey, under Generals Smallwood and Forman, were to march down the Old York road, and to fall upon the English on that extremity of their wing. The division of Lord Sterling, and the brigades of Generals Nash and Maxwell, formed the reserve. These dispositions being made, Washington quitted his camp at Shippack creek, and moved towards the enemy, on the 3d of October, about seven in the...
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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236828224
  • 9781236828224