Notes on the History of Fort George During the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods

Notes on the History of Fort George During the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...you have the Commissary & Commanding officers returns at F' Edward, as also the ordinance Stores & A Qr Masters at this Place The Garrison and Commissary returns I shall enclose you Tomorrow. And am "My Dear Gen' "Your most obliged "Obd' & ready Serv' "james W1lk1nson. "The Commissary has this Minute produced His return, as also the strength of the Garrison both which you have inclosed "J. W." (Gates' MSS.) June 28, Schuyler wrote to Washington, from Albany, that should "General Burgoyne make a push to gain the south part of the Lake, I know of no obstacle to prevent him: comparatively speaking, I have not a man to oppose him; the whole number at the different posts & on this side of the lake, including Fort George & Skeensborough, not exceeding seven hundred men." (Ibid, p. 462.) June 26, St. Clair writes to Schuyler, that a very large party was reported on the west side of the lake "to fall upon Fort George." They were said to consist of a thousand Indians and Canadians. (Ibid, p. 465.) We have nothing more to present, in connection with the fort, until we reach the period of Burgoyne's actual approach. We find that, as he advanced over Lake Champlain, the alarm increased. Hence the following, written at Fort Edward, by General Schuyler to Washington: "I am here at the head of a handful of men, not above fifteen hundred, without provision, with little ammunition, not above five rounds to a man, having neither balls, nor lead to make any; the country in the deepest consternation; no carriages to remove the stores from Fort George, which I expect every moment to learn is attacked." ("Washington's Writings," Vol. 1v, p. 492.) According to their...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519477
  • 9781236519474