The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers 1758-1775 with Numerous Illustrative Noted

The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers 1758-1775 with Numerous Illustrative Noted

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...the 17. About nine Oclock the enemy fired upon our main guard and fatigue men they through 4 Balls and 2 Bombs and one of the Balls struck 2 guns which belonged to the main guard and the men had them on their Shoulders but did not hurt them much. the 18. Behold their Spite this morning before the sun rise the enemy fired at our working party on the neck this side the george tavern our rifle men fired at them. and it is thought killed too of them but notwithstanding all their fireing of balls and bombs though some of them carne so near that it could hardly be called an escape yet their was not one man wounded on our side one bomb was thrown in the evening but did no Damage one of the enemy came to our centrys and is now in our guard house. the 19. I went upon fatigue the morning began with fireing from the wicked enemy at our guard but did no hurt in the afternoon they rifle men fired at the enemy and they enemy at them and they wounded one of the rifle men in the foot Slitely but what Damage we did them is uncertain let this Suffice for a short acount of the tranactions of the 19 day. the 20. I went upon the main guard at night our boats went up with in gun Shot of the comon and alarmed them by fireing Several guns and then returned without any Loss on our side. the 21. Nothing remarkable hapened this day at night one of the enemy deserted and came to us. the 22. We paraded nothing remarkable I went down to the piquet. the 23, 24. Nothing remarkable. the 25. A flag of truce came out of town but for what I dont know. the 26. This morning their was a man ran away from the floating battery. the 27. Being Sunday but they make such a fireing over at Bunkers hill that it seems to be more Like the Kings birth day than Sunday but what Sucksess they have...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659252
  • 9781236659255