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astardly conduct of the panic-struck and flying troops, Washington dashed his hat to the ground, exclaiming, Are these the men with whom I am to defend America? His attendants turned his horse's head, and hurried him from the field. The occurrence will be found described at length in the Memoirs of Graydon, a Pennsylvania officer, who seems to have been present at it. Yet the very next day these same men sturdily repulsed the enemy, being spurred up to do their duty, by the example of Colonel Knowlton and other brave officers, who sacrificed themselves in their eagerness to show the soldiers how to fight. Afterwards, in the disastrous retreat through the Jerseys, on the victorious day of Trenton, these very regiments covered themselves with glory, and gained the right of standing by Washington and their country through the worst extremes of defeat and danger. So also upon the occasion of Burgoyne's invasion of New York, a year or two later. At first, his approach spread everywhe