The Jumel Mansion; Being a Full History of the House on Harlem Heights Built by Roger Morris Before the Revolution. Together with Some Account of Its

The Jumel Mansion; Being a Full History of the House on Harlem Heights Built by Roger Morris Before the Revolution. Together with Some Account of Its

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...about 3 O'clock we was march'd out from the Fort, with our Arms, towards the N. River.1 There 1 The appearance of Ichabod Perry in this history is of peculiar interest to the author because the mortal remains of Ichabod Perry lie in the little burying ground of the village of Aliens Hill, in Ontario County, state of New York, where the author was born and where as a child he hunted wild strawberries among the grave-mounds. The old marble slab reads, "Ichabod Perry. Died April 19. 1839. Aged 79 Years." Hard by is the broken stone of Rebecca, his wife, who died at 95. There is no record of any general officer occupying the house immediately after the fall of Fort Washington. The enemy had left their camps in Westchester County under guard and returned to them after the battle. General Howe was back in his quarters at De Lancey's Mill on the following day, the 17th, when he issued an order for "Major Gen. Schmidt to march to Fort Washington with the other Brigades (2) of Knyphausen's Corps." From this order we may infer that a part of Knyphausen's corps had remained at the fort overnight, probably guarding prisoners. The Hessians, in front of Fort Tryon, had done nearly all the fighting and had sustained nearly all the losses that resulted in the capture of Fort Washington. General Knyphausen had led his troops, and it was in honor of this service that General Howe issued an order on the 20th, changing the name of Fort Washington to Fort Knyphausen. On the evening of the 22d, after issuing an order directing "Lieutenant-General Knyphausen to command on the Heights of Fordham," General Howe transferred his quarters to New York City. Earl Percy's column carried the works to the south of the Morris house, and, after...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 5.08mm | 190.51g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649850X
  • 9781236498502