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Francis Glass, Washingtonii Vita (ed. J.N. Reynolds), CAPUT NONUM. (search)
raditis, Washingtonius denuò fluenta Delaware trajecit, Trentoniamque, municipium in Novâ Cæsareâ situm, occupavit. Exercitûs Britannici manipuli plurimi Princetoniæ convenêre, ubi agmen, quod Brunsvico iter modò fecerat, duce Duce, &c., “ Earl Cornwallis (existente) being leader. ” comite Cornwallis, sese cum eisEis, (manipulis nempe,) “ the detachments. ” conjunxit. Imperator iste, Imperator iste, “ that commander, ” (i. e. Cornwallis.) Trentoniam versus iter facere cœpit, Americanosque, die JCornwallis, sese cum eisEis, (manipulis nempe,) “ the detachments. ” conjunxit. Imperator iste, Imperator iste, “ that commander, ” (i. e. Cornwallis.) Trentoniam versus iter facere cœpit, Americanosque, die Januarii secundo, paulò post meridiem, anno Christi millesimo septingentesimo septuagesimo, fortissimè aggressus est. Americanorum acies prima recedere cogebatur, attamen, insequentes hostes rivulo quodam tormentisque nonnullis, à longiùs procedendo, impediebantur. Sic, exercitus duo, in quibus spes opesque utriusque populi erant sitæ, oppidulo quodam, parvoque rivulo, qui vadis, nonnullis in locis, transiri poterat, duntaxat separabantur. Exercitus, interim, Britan
hat engagement which became widely published. Learning the game In the lower picture the Count de Paris and the Duc de Chartres are trying their skill at dominoes after dinner. Captain Leclerc, on the left, and Captain Mohain, on the right, are of their party. A Union officer has taken the place of the Prince de Joinville. It was to perfect their skill in a greater and grimmer game that these young men came to America. At Yorktown they could see the rehabilitated fortifications of Cornwallis, which men of their own blood had helped to seize, now amplified by the latest methods of defensive warfare. Exposed to the fire of the Napoleon field pieces imported by the Confederacy, they could compare their effectiveness with that of the huge rifled Dahlgrens, the invention of an American admiral. General McClellan testified that ever in the thick of things they performed their duties to his entire satisfaction. At the close of the Peninsula Campaign the royal party returned to Fra
Federal artillerymen, it was a source of keen professional disappointment that, after a month's exacting toil in placing siege-ordnance of the heaviest type, the foe did not give them a chance to test its power and efficiency. It was found by the Federals that the Confederate works about Yorktown were strong. The chief engineer of the Army of the Potomac reported that the outline of the works immediately surrounding the town was almost the same as that of the British fortifications of Cornwallis in the Revolution, but that the works had been thoroughly adapted to modern warfare. Emplacements had been finished for guns of heavy type, of which about ninety-four could have been placed in position. The Federals captured fifty-three guns in good order. From Yorktown to the front of Richmond, and on the march to the James, the gallant efforts of the artillery seconded the work of the other arms through the battles of Williamsburg, Hanover Court House, Fair Oaks, Mechanicsville, inc
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Heroes of the old Camden District, South Carolina, 1776-1861. an Address to the Survivors of Fairfield county, delivered at Winnsboro, S. C., September 1,1888. (search)
by his victory at Camden he had put an end to the cause of liberty in South Carolina—to the same people, who at Hanging Rock, Cowpens and King's Mountain, avenged Tarleton's slaughter of Bufort's men at the Waxhaws and the destruction of Sumter's force at Fishing Creek—to the same people who lit again the lamp of liberty, the light of which had been put out at Charleston, and kept its feeble rays alive during the disastrous time from Gates' defeat at Camden to the surrender at Yorktown of Cornwallis. You belong to the same people, and the names which your forefathers had made honorable in the successful war of the Revolution you have rendered still more honorable in the unsuccessful war of Secession. The State of South Carolina was peopled by two distinct tides of immigration. The Englishmen and the Huguenots had come into the province by the sea, and had pushed their way into the interior, following the courses of the rivers, but their settlements did not extend beyond the point