The Centenary of the Battle of Plattsburg at Plattsburg, N.Y., September 6 to 11, 1914; Pub. Under the Auspices of the State Historian

The Centenary of the Battle of Plattsburg at Plattsburg, N.Y., September 6 to 11, 1914; Pub. Under the Auspices of the State Historian

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...In the coarse of the action Midshipman Platt, who was conveying orders to a part of the fleet in an open boat, with his whole crew sunk, by an eighteen pound shot from the enemy. However, they were picked up afterwards clinging to the wreck. A shot afterwards carryed away the spanker boom from over Com. M9.Donough's head as he was stooping to sight a gun--and the same shot mortally wounded M'. Barron, the pilot of the ship, who was standing behind him. After the action, Com. Macdonough exclaimed "I thank the Almighty for this victory."--The enemy's sloop the Finch, in nearing Crabb Island, was engaged by the land battery, constructed there, which done very great execution. Threw her on a shoal and made her strike her flag, besides keeping the gunboats off, which were bearing down in that direction. This land battery contributed much to the success of the fleet.-I Words in itnlics nnd incloctd in brarktis nm erssed in original manuscript. Political Conditions in America and Europe BY RICHARD E. DAY HE view that America engaged in " the second war for independence " in order to vindicate the policy of international neutrality commended in the fare i well address of Washington wants completeness; but the influence of Washington's warning can be traced in the events preceding that war. A war for independence it was, but the American idea of independence included the liberty of the young republic to pursue its way outside the circle:0f European political interests. It was a war for commercial freedom, but the assaults on American trade and navigation which engendered it were provoked in part by the determination of this country " to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741927
  • 9781236741929