The Beauties Of J. T. Headley; With A Sketch Of His Life

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJoel Tyler Headley

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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. 1851. Excerpt: ... GENERAL GREENE'S RETREAT. To understand the ground over which this remarkable retreat was performed, it is necessary only to glance at a map. Three large rivers rise in the north-west parts of South and North Carolina, and flow in a south-easterly direction into the Atlantic.--The lower, or more southern one, is the Catawba, which empties into the Santee. The next, north of it, and nearly parallel, is the Yadkin, emptying into the Pedee. The last, and more northern, is the Dan, which soon leaves its south-easterly direction, and winds backwards and forwards across the Virginia line, and finally falls into the Roanoke.--Greene was now on the Catawba, or most southern river, and directed his steps north--his line of progress cutting the Yadkin and Dan. To place a deep river between two armies, effectually separates them foi some time, while a retreating army between one and a powerful adversary, is almost sure to be ruined. Therefore, the great effort ol Cornwallis was to overtake his weak enemy somewhere between the rivers, while the latter strained every nerve to keep a deep stream dividing him and his foe. Greene was now across the Catawba, which, swollen by the recent rains, prevented Cornwallis from crossing. But at length it began to subside, and the latter determined, by a night march to a private ford near Salisbury, to deceive his antagonist, and cross without opposition. But Greene had been on the alert, and stationed a body of militia there to dispute the passage. At day break the British column was seen silently approaching the river. A deep hush was on every thing, broken only by the roar of the swollen waters, and not a living thing was to be seen on the shore. Twilight still rested on the forest, and the turbid foam-covered stream looked doub...

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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. 1851. Excerpt: ... GENERAL GREENE'S RETREAT. To understand the ground over which this remarkable retreat was performed, it is necessary only to g...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217621848

ISBN - 13:9780217621847

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