An Impartial History of the Present War in America; Containing an Account of Its Rise and Progress, the Political Springs Thereof with Its Various Successes and Disappointments on Both Sides Volume 2

An Impartial History of the Present War in America; Containing an Account of Its Rise and Progress, the Political Springs Thereof with Its Various Successes and Disappointments on Both Sides 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. 1780 edition. Excerpt: ...made up for ages to come, nor would the money expended ever again be put into a circulation ior the common advantage of the community. This-war has been a war founded in miuisterial vengeance have been very little difference between the inhabibitants of thatempire, and the Indian savages. The tendency ol the whole of this' administration has been to depress the spirit of liberty which is the soul of or scicnces ever flourished. General Burgoyne, who was now at the head of' this expedition, was affisted by ablesiand excellent officers. Of these were Major General Philips of the artillery, who had acquired much honour by his conduct in the late war in Germany. He had likewise under him Brigadier General Frazer, Powel, and Hamilton, all officers who had distinguished themselves in former services z and with these the Brunswick Major General Baron Reidesel, and Brigadier General Specht. The army was in every respect in the best condition that could possibly be expected or desired, the troops being, in the stile. of the army, in high spirits, admirably disciplined and very healthy. An expedition was determined to the Mohawk _ river, and Colonel St Ledger was appointed to the command thereof. The troops employed in this exjnedition from the army were about 7_or 8oo, consistittg of zoo drawn from the Sth and 34thregiments, a rcgiment of the New-Yorkers, lately raised by Sir John johnson, being chiesly emigrants 'from his own country adjoining to the intended scene of action, with some Hair-an Chasseurs, a company of Ca nadians, and another of newly raised rangers. These werejoined by a strong body of Savages, in part con-. ducted, or more properly commanded by officers from Britain and America. The regular force lest in Canada, including the...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846087
  • 9781236846082