Washington and his masonic compeers

Paperback | January 3, 2012

bySidney Hayden

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Excerpt: ... AARON OGDEN, GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY. Among the gallant sons of New Jersey whose patriotism was thoroughly tried during the Revolution, and who were rewarded with high civil office by that State after its close, stands the name of Aaron Ogden. He was born at Elizabethtown on the 3d of December, 1756, and graduated at Princeton, in 1773, at seventeen years of age. Princeton College was at that time the nursery of patriots, and Doctor Witherspoon, its president, had the proud satisfaction, when the Revolution commenced, of seeing many of his pupils and graduates enrolled in the service of their country. Among these was Aaron Ogden, the subject of this sketch. One of the early revolutionary incidents in which he bore a part, was the capture of a British vessel called the "Blue Mountain Valley," lying off Sandy Hook, and bringing her into Elizabethport in the winter of 1775-6. At what time he entered the regular army we have no records to determine. He received a commission in the spring of 1777 (then in his twenty-first year), in the First New Jersey regiment, and continued in the service during the war. He was with General Sullivan in the attack upon the Tory forces on Staten Island in August of 1777, at the battle of Brandywine in the following month, and at the battle of Monmouth in the summer of 1778. In this last battle he held the rank of a brigade-major, but served as assistant aid-decamp to Lord Sterling. In 1779 he accompanied General Sullivan in his expedition against the Indians of New York, in the capacity of aid-de-camp to General Maxwell. In 1780 he was at the battle of Springfield, in New Jersey, where he had a horse shot under him while on the field as aid of General Maxwell. When that general resigned his commission in August of that year, Ogden was appointed to a capta...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Excerpt: ... AARON OGDEN, GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY. Among the gallant sons of New Jersey whose patriotism was thoroughly tried during the Revolution, and who were reward...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217651216

ISBN - 13:9780217651219

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