History of the Invasion and Capture of Washington; And the Events Which Preceded and Followed Volume 3

History of the Invasion and Capture of Washington; And the Events Which Preceded and Followed Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...Wilkiuon, vol. i., p. 775. ward to the Eastern Branch Bridge, distant seven or eight miles. Here he practiced the same ruse as at the fork of the road from Nottingham to Upper Marlborough. He took the road leading to the Eastern Branch Bridge, and continued in it until his last column had got into it, then suddenly reversed his front and marched rapidly to Bladensburg. Intelligence of this last movement was not received by General Winder until 10 A.M. or after, and he then ordered General Smith, with the whole of the troops under his command, to proceed to Bladensburg, and Commodore Barney, with the seamen and marines, was soon afterward ordered to proceed to the same place with all dispatch. Mr. Monroe, who was at General Winder's quarters with the President when the intelligence was received that the enemy was on his way to Bladensburg, offered his services to proceed to that place and join General Stansbury, and both the President and General Winder expressing a wish that he would do so, he "lost not a moment in complying with their desire," and between 11 and 12 o'clock joined General Stansbury, who had, in obedience to the reiterated order of General Winder, moved his troops back to the vicinity of Bladensburg. Mr. Monroe was soon followed by General Winder, then by the Secretary of War, and then by the President and Attorney-general. When Mr. Monroe arrived on the field, the enemy was about three miles distant from Bladensburg. Mr. Bush states that, before the President and himself " could reach the town, the forces of the enemy had possession of it." See letter of Mr. Rush, close of chap. xiv. The object of Mr. Monroe in joining General Stansbury--that of assisting him to post his troops to the best advantage--does not...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236534573
  • 9781236534576