Popular History of the United States

Popular History of the United States

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...who should remain in their houses. He then marched to New Haven, and delivered ip that town to promiscuous plunder. The inhabitants were stripped of their household furniture and moveable property and subjected to every outrage of a brutal soldiery, excepting only the burning of their houses. The British then embarked and proceeded to Fairfield and Norwalk, which were also plundered and then burnt. Governor Tryon having effected this mischief in ten days, with little loss, returned to the British head quarters to make a report of his proceedings to the commander in chief. Whilst this mode of warfare was carried on, Washington could spare very few men, for the defence of the invaded districts. His attention was engrossed by the main army of the British, to keep which in check, he posted his forces at West Point, and on the opposite side of the Hudson, pushing his patrols to the vicinity of his adversary's lines. It was about this time that General Putnam performed his famous feat of riding down the stone stairs at Horse Neck. He was stationed at Reading, in Connecticut, and visiting his out post at Horse Neck, with but 150 men, and two iron fieldpieces without dragropes, he was attacked by governor Tryon Give an account of the expedition of Sir George Collyer and General Matthcwj into Virginia. Of General Tryon's expedition to Connecticut What is said of General Washing-ton? Give an account of I'utnam'e feat at Horse Neck. 2B8 THE STORMING OF STONY POINT. with 1,500 men. Putnam planted his cannon on the high ground, netr the meeting house, and by firing, retarded the enemy's advance, till seeing the infantry and cavalry preparing for a charge, he ordered his men to retire to a neighbouring swamp, and plunged down the precipice neut the church....
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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620100
  • 9781236620101