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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 477 477 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 422 422 Browse Search
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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 51 51 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 50 50 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 46 46 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 45 45 Browse Search
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and thus lay open the road to Montreal. Solicitations to distribute continental troops along Sept. the New England shore, for the protection of places at which the British marauding parties threat depend on the piratical expeditions of two or three men-of-war; while the Chap. XLIV.} 1775. Sept. numerous detachments, which would be required to guard the coast, would amount to the dissolutio From his arrival in Cambridge, his life was one continual round of vexation and fatigue. In September the British were importing fuel for the winter, so that there was no reason to expect their vokets and shelter. Washington would gladly have attempted to strike some decisive blow; but in September, his council of war agreed unanimously, that an attack on Boston was not to be hazarded. The ntinuing deficiency of powder, which exceeded his worst apprehensions, com- Chap. XLIV.} 1775. Sept. pelled him to inactivity, from a cause which he was obliged to conceal from the public, from the
pular convention; the governor and the Chap. XLV.} 1775. assembly understood their relative position perfectly; he joined with them in such acts as could be justified before the king; they, by their own separate vote, adopted the measures which could not receive his official sanction. In this manner the house, in June, appointed a committee of safety, but with Dickinson at its head; and placed at its disposition thirty-five thousand pounds in bills of credit. At the adjourned session in September, the various memorials were presented from primary meetings, in the hope of quickening the energy of their representatives; but they were laid on the table. The coalition was too powerful to be overthrown in the house, but murmurs and well-founded suspicions began to prevail out of doors; Franklin saw the folly of temporizing, dispassionately expressed his opinions, and bided his time. The provinces of Delaware and Pennsylvania were under one executive head; and were so nearly united t
but Panin and the empress. The reply to Bunker Hill from England reached Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Sept. Washington before the end of September; and the manifest determination of the ministers to push September; and the manifest determination of the ministers to push the war by sea and land with the utmost vigor, removed from his mind every doubt of the necessity of independence. Such, also, was the conclusion of Greene; and the army was impatient when any of thr the free. The territorial claim of Virginia barred against him the doors Chap. XLVII.} 1775 Sept. of congress, but the affection of the West flowed in a full current towards the Union. The in and James Wilson of Pennsylvania, the commissioners, recommended an expe- Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Sept. dition to take Detroit: the proposal, after a full discussion, was rejected; but the invasion ofom Washington, implying his sense that the neglect of congress had brought Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Sept. matters in his army to a crisis. Not powder and artillery only were wanting, but fuel, shelter,
Chapter 49: The king and the second petition of congress. August, September, in Europe. November in America—1775. The zeal of Richard Penn appeared from his Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Aug. celerity. Four days after the petition to the king had been adopted by congress, he sailed from Philadelphia on his mission. He arrivedg of England is as obstinate and as feeble as Charles the First, and every day he makes his task more difficult and more dangerous. Vergennes gave up his doubts, Sept. saying: The king's proclamation against the Americans changes my views altogether; that proclamation cuts off the possibility of retreat; America or the ministers esolute, more thorough, and more active; they recalled their absent members; they welcomed the trophies of victory sent by Montgomery from the Northern army. In September they had appointed a secret committee to import gunpowder, field pieces, and arms; now, without as yet opening the commerce of the continent by a general act, th
ge the Third Fared in his Bid for Russians. September, October—1775. the king's proclamation was a contemptuous defi- Chap. L.} 1775. Sept. ance of the opposition, alike of the party of Rockingtuous king. For a moment they Chap L.} 1775. Sept. thought that danger menaced George the Third htate desired to draw from the Chap. L.} 1775. Sept. French ambassador at London a written denial oent is all ready at the first Chap. L.} 1775. Sept. twinkle that shall be given me; and like the bstle, requesting her friendly Chap. L.} 1775. Sept. assistance: I accept the succor that your majet at the opening of parliament; and early in September Lord Dartmouth and his secretary hurried offou, wrote Suffolk to Gunning, Chap. L.} 1775. Sept. that this accession of force being very earnesbest mode of suppressing a re- Chap. L.} 1775 Sept. bellion. Late on the twenty fourth, the firhaving her troops employed in Chap. L.} 1775. Sept. America. And could not his majesty, asked Pan[1 more...]
t summer; and he went forward with a thousand or twelve hundred men. Retarded by violent head winds and rain, it was the Sept. third of September when he arrived at Isle La Motte. On the fourth he was joined by Schuyler, and they proceeded to Islemolested to the Isle aux Noix. From that station he wrote to congress: I have not enjoyed a moment's Chap. LII.} 1775. Sept. health since I left Fort George; and am now so low as not to be able to hold the pen. Should we not be able to do any thieton thought himself abandoned by all the earth, and wrote to the commander in chief at Boston: I had Chap. LII.} 1775. Sept. hopes of holding out for this year, had the savages remained firm; but now we are on the eve of being overrun and subduedtley party of regulars, English residents of Montreal, Canadians, and Indians, in all about five hun- Chap. LII.} 1775. Sept. dred men, and after a defence of an hour and three quarters, he, with thirty eight men, was obliged to surrender; the res
Chapter 53: The March to Quebec. September—November, 1775. The detachment which Washington, as he thought- Chap. LIII.} 1775. Sept. fully brooded over the future without hope of a speedSept. fully brooded over the future without hope of a speedy termination of the war, sent against Quebec, consisted of ten companies of New England infantry, one of riflemen from Virginia, and two from Pennsylvania, in all two battalions of about eleven hundd to be a craven, and the brave Christopher Greene of Rhode Island. The ma- Chap. LIII.} 1775 Sept. jors were Return J. Meigs of Connecticut, and Timothy Bigelow, the early patriot of Worcester, M borne into the Kennebec. They passed the bay where that river and the An- Chap. LIII.} 1775. Sept. droscoggin hold their merry meeting; on the twenty first they reached the two block houses, and ficers in Canada would surely defend to the last. The mountains had been clad in snow since September; winter was howling around them, and their Chap. LIII.} 1775. Oct. course was still to the n
sels of war plundered the islands in Narragansett bay as before. Meantime Dunmore, driven from the land of Virginia, maintained the command of the water by means of a flotilla, composed of the Mercury of twenty four guns, the Kingfisher of sixteen, the Otter of fourteen, with other ships, and light vessels, and tenders, which he had engaged in the king's service. At Norfolk, a town of about six thousand inhabitants, a newspaper was published by John Holt. About noon on the last day of September, Dunmore, finding fault with its favoring sedition and rebellion, sent on shore a small party, who, meeting no resistance, seized and brought off two printers and all the materials of a printing office, so that he could publish Chap. LV.} 1775. Oct. from his ship a gazette on the side of the king. The outrage, as we shall see, produced retaliation. In October, Dunmore repeatedly landed detachments to seize arms wherever he could find them. Thus far Virginia had not resisted the Brit