History Of The United States; From Their First Settlement As Colonies, To The Cession Of Florida…

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byWilliam Grimshaw

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...by the disastrous termination of an enterprise made by the state of Massachusetts, without the knowledge of general Washington, against a British post at Penobscot. The land-forces were intrusted to general Lov-el; the fleet to commodore Saltonstall. Instead of boldljr assaulting the half-finished works, upon which not a single gun was, at his first appearance, mounted, the general sat respectfully down, at seven-hundred-and-fifty yards distance, as bcfore a regular fortification, proceeded to erect a battery, and cannonaded the feebly defended place for about a fortnight. This delay gave time for admiral Collier to arrive with his squadron to its relief. The American fleet, being overpowered, was either captured or destroyed. Lovel converted the siege into a retreat; and, not only with his soldiers, but the seaman also, who had escaped on shore, had to return to Boston a great part of the way by land, through thick and unfrequented woods. We must again lend our attention to the southern states. In Carolina and Georgia, the royal forces were now carrying on a vigorous warfare. Although, in the north, hostilities had no other than the avowed object of wasting a country which could not be enjoyed, the re-establishment of British authority was seriously attempted in the south. To superintend the American forces in that quarter, congress appointed general Lincoln. But his army, excepting a few hundred regulars, consisted only of inexperienced, disorderly militia; who added more to his numbers than to his strength. The first object of the British at Savannah, after being reinforced by the junction of the troops from St. Augustine, was to get possession of Port Royal, in Carolina. From this, however, their detachment was gallantly repulsed, by...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...by the disastrous termination of an enterprise made by the state of Massachusetts, without the knowledge of gen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217493947

ISBN - 13:9780217493949

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