The Journal of Lieut. William Feltman, of the First Pennsylvania Regiment, 1781-82; Including the March Into Virginia and the Siege of Yorktown Volume 3

The Journal of Lieut. William Feltman, of the First Pennsylvania Regiment, 1781-82; Including the March Into Virginia and the Siege of Yorktown 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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...J. Stake, dated do. The above letters I received from Mr. Geiger. 29/A.--This morning 9 o'clock our brigade went on fatigue to demolish the works we had the trouble to throw up when his lordship had possession of the town. This evening the officers of our line received orders to make out lists of clothing that they wanted, in order that they might be supplied from the merchants in town. 30/A Oct'r, '81.--This day Majors Edwards and Alexander, and Capt. Claypoole of our line, were chosen to purchase such clothing as would suit the officers of our line, from the merchants of York and Gloucester. This day took a walk to town--our heavy pieces of ordnance putting on board. This evening our agents sent to camp a fine parcel of white superfine broadcloth, linens, &c. 31s Oct'r, '81.--This day was very busily employed by our agents in completing our line with clothes, linens, &c. A very cool day, and a little rain in the afternoon. Nov'r lgf'81.--This day our brigade went to town, mounted guard, and were employed in getting the military stores on board. This afternoon a soldier (a wagoner) was killed, of the Infantry, by a shell bursting as he was rolling them out of the wagon, and four wounded, one mortally. This evening bought half-a-dozen China cups and saucers, and one cream-pot, and one pound of excellent Green Tea, for which articles I paid four-milled dollars, for the use of our mess. Spent the evening very agreeably with a number of gentlemen, drinking port wine, &c. '2nd Nov'r, '81.--This morning early our line and the Marylanders received orders to hold themselves in readiness to march on the 4th instant at sun-rise.-This day was very busily spent in dividing our clothing, &c. 3rd Nov., '81.--This day a number of British and Hessian...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672968
  • 9781236672964