Collections, Historical and Miscellaneous; And Monthly Literary Journal Volume 2

Collections, Historical and Miscellaneous; And Monthly Literary Journal Volume 2

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...the enemy, after the capture, across the river. The soldiers suffered severely on that occasion. Many were so destitute of shoes and stockings that their footsteps on the snow and ice were imprinted with blood, yet they cheerfully performed their duty. He was at Ticonderoga, and in the various engagements with Burgoyne's army until its final capture. His letters to his father while in the army exhibit a noble enthusiasm in the public service. His talents and education gave him great advantages, and his character as an officer was so high in the estimation of Washington and all the general officers, that before he was twenty-one years of age, he was promoted over all the captains in the regiment to a majority in the line. The officers, who were thus superseded, although they entertained the highest opinion of bis talents and usefulness iu the ai Uij, and felt disposed to make every sacrifice consistent with honor to retain him, were induced by a regard for their rank, to remonstrate against this appointment. Believing that, under these peculiar circumstances, the good of the service and the prosperity of the great cause for which we were contending, required his resignation, he tendered it to Gen. Washington, assigning the above oircumstances as the only cause. Sensible of the force of Maj. Macclintock's reasons. Gen. Washington accepted his testation, and he retired from the army much regretted by the Commands! in Chief and all the General officers of his acquaintance. He returned home in 1779. Wishing to do something more in the service of his country, he embarked as Captain of marines on board the private armed ship Gen. Sullivan, of 20 guns, Captain Manning, commander, and havinp c.ip(ured a British ship of war, they manned her to...show more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879090
  • 9781236879097