Studies Military And Diplomatic, 1775-1865 by Charles Francis Adams

Studies Military And Diplomatic, 1775-1865

byCharles Francis Adams

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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.1911 Excerpt: ... now tendered the crushing disaster which at Camden soon after befell Gates. "In no country in the world," he adds, "were the services of the cavalry more to be desired than was that which was committed to Major-General Gates, and how it was possible for an officer of his experience to have been regardless of this powerful auxiliary remains inexplicable." It is not necessary here to enter in detail into the operations conducted in the Carolinas between the occupation of Charleston by the British, in May, 1780, and their final evacuation of South Carolina in September, 1782. It is sufficient to say that, as a military study from the cavalry point of view, those operations afford a striking contrast to what had previously taken place during an almost exactly similar space of time in the Northern Department. There was, it is true, a large royalist faction in the Carolinas; but the same element was found in almost equal proportion in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The horse was equally at hand in each region; while forage was more plentiful in the northern than in the southern States: but it seemed as though both sides, simultaneously and as if from instinct, "caught on" in the Carolinas.1 For instance, 1 Describing the expedition to Savannah under Clinton, Tarleton, then a lieutenant-colonel, says (Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, 4-6) it included "a powerful detachment of artillery" and " two hundred and fifty cavalry." It left New York on the 26th of December, 1779; but, encountering a succession of storms, the fleet was dispersed, and "most of the artillery and all the cavalry horses perished." On landing in Tybee harbor Tarleton "found the condition of his corps mortifying and distressing; the horses of both officers and men, which had been embarked in e...

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Title:Studies Military And Diplomatic, 1775-1865Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217056814

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