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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 8 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 6 0 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 4 0 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 4 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 2 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 2 0 Browse Search
Judith White McGuire, Diary of a southern refugee during the war, by a lady of Virginia 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 11, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cow Chace, the (search)
ierce the dusky tribe moved on, Of heroes drunk as poison.The sounds confused of boasting oaths Re-echoed through the wood, Some vow'd to sleep in dead men's clothes, And some to swim in blood.At Irvine's nod, 'twas fine to see The left prepared to fight, The while the drovers, Wayne and Lee, Drew off upon the right.Which Irvine 'twas Fame don't relate, Nor can the Muse assist her, Whether 'twas he that cocks a hat, Or he that gives a glister.For greatly one was signalized That fought at Chestnut Hill, And Canada immortalized The vender of the pill.Yet the attendance upon Proctor They both might have to boast of, For there was business for the doctor, And hats to be disposed of.Let none uncandidly infer That Stirling wanted spunk; The self-made peer had sure been there, But that the peer was drunk.But turn we to the Hudson's banks, Where stood the modest train, With purpose firm, though slender ranks, Nor cared a pin for Wayne.For then the unrelenting hand Of rebel fury drove, And tor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Germantown, battle of. (search)
Germantown. Washington had been reinforced by Maryland and New Jersey troops. His army moved in four columns during the night of Oct. 3, the divisions of Sullivan and Wayne, flanked by General Conway's brigade on the right, moving by way of Chestnut Hill, while Armstrong, with Pennsylvania militia, made a circuit to gain the left and rear of the enemy. The divisions of Greene and Stephen, flanked by McDougall's brigade (two-thirds of the whole army), moved on a circuitous route to attack thewas guarded by Hessian yagers (riflemen). Near the large stone mansion of Chief-Justice Chew (see illustration), at the head of the village, was a strong regiment under Colonel Musgrave. Washington's army, moving stealthily, tried to reach Chestnut Hill before the dawn (Oct. 4), but failed. It was near sunrise when they emerged from the woods on that eminence. The whole country was enveloped in a thick fog. The British were surprised. The troops of Wayne and Sullivan fell, unexpectedly an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Irvine, James 1735-1819 (search)
Irvine, James 1735-1819 Military officer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 4, 1735; took part in Colonel Bouquet's expedition as captain in a Pennsylvania regiment. During the Revolutionary War he was captain and later lieutenant-colonel of the 1st Pennsylvania; and was commissioned colonel of the 9th Pennsylvania Regiment, Oct. 25, 1776. He was taken prisoner during the action at Chestnut Hill, Dec. 5, 1777, carried to New York, and remained there till he was exchanged in 1781. After the close of the war he was a member of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania in 1785-86, and of the State Senate in 1795-99. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., April 28, 1819.