The United States; Its Beginnings, Progress and Modern Development Volume 3

The United States; Its Beginnings, Progress and Modern Development 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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: Sparks, Correspondence of the Revolution, vol. iii., pp. 403-405; Heath's Memoirs, pp. 282-285 (Abbatt's ed.); Loosing, Field-Book of the Revolution, vol. i., pp. 610-613. t In December, 1781, Arnold left New York and proceeded to England. Looked upon with scorn and contempt, he sank into obscurity, ending his unhappy career at London, June 14, 1801. On his career in foreign parts, see Arnold, Life of Arnold, p. 355 et seq. tSee the dispatches quoted in Carrington, Battles of the Revolution, pp. 631-633. See also 272 YORKTOWN INVESTED. allied troops to the number of 11,000 reached Williamsburg, and three days later began the march toward Yorktown. At the same time the allied army encamped before Yorktown, the combined French fleets anchored at the mouth of the river, so as to prevent the escape of the British by sea, as well as to prevent any supplies or reinforcements reaching them from that direction. Lauzun's legion together with a militia brigade, in all about 4,000 men, under command of General de Choisy and General George Weedon, took a position at Gloucester Point, and shut off escape on that side. On September 30 Yorktown was invested. The left wing of the besieging troops was composed of the French, extending from the river above the town to a morass in front of it; the right wing was composed of the Americans who occupied the ground below the town between the morass and the river. On the extreme left of the besieging army were the West India regiments under St. Simon, and next to them were the French light infantry regiments under Antoine Charles du Houx, Baron de Viomenil, under whom were the Colonels Counts William Deuxponts, and Adam Philip De Custine. The French artillery occupied the Tower, Marquis de LaFayette, vol. ii., pp....
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