History Of The United States From The Discovery Of The American Continent (volume 9)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byGeorge Bancroft

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Chap, heard with their pickaxes and shovels; yet neither >--y--' Agnew, their general officer for the night, nor any August one of tnem, took notice of the deep. murmur in 29- the camp, or the plash of oars on the river, or the ripple under the sail-boats. All night long, Washington was riding through the camp, insuring the regularity of every movement . Some time before so. dawn on Friday morning, Mifflin, through a mistake of orders, began to march the covering party to the ferry; it was Washington who discovered them, in time to check their premature withdrawing. The order to resume their posts was a trying test of young soldiers; the regiments wheeled about with precision, and recovered their former station before the enemy perceived that it had been relinquished. As day approached, the sea-fog came rolling in thickly from the ocean; welcomed as a heavenly messenger, it shrouded the British camp, completely hid all Brooklyn, and hung over the East river without enveloping New York. When, after three hours or more of further waiting, and after every other regiment was safely cared for, the covering party came down to the water-side, Washington remained standing on the ferry-stair, and would not be persuaded to enter a boat till they were embarked. It was seven o'clock before all the companies reached the New York shore. At four, Montresor had given the alarm that the Americans were in full retreat; but the English officers were sluggards, and some hours elapsed before he and a corporal, with six men, clambered through the fallen trees, and entered the works, only to find them evacuated. From Brooklyn heights four boats were still to be seen through Chap. the lifting fog on the East river; three of them, ---^ filled with troops, were half-way over, and esca...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Chap, heard with their pickaxes and shovels; yet neither >--y--' Agnew, their general officer for the night, nor any August one of tn...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217494145

ISBN - 13:9780217494144

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