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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burgoyne, Sir John, 1723-1792 (search)
itish; and, after a severe battle, the latter retired to their camp on the heights of Saratoga (afterwards Schuylerville) to await the approach of Sir Henry Clinton from New York. The latter captured forts on the Hudson Highlands, and sent marauding expeditions up the river that burned Kingston. Again Burgoyne advanced to attack Gates. He was defeated (Oct. 7), and again retired to his camp. Finding it impossible to retreat, go forward, or remain quiet, he surrendered his whole army, Oct. 17, 1777. The vanquished troops made prisoners to the Americans by a convention for the surrender of them, made by Gates and Burgoyne, were marched through New England to Cambridge, near Boston, to be embarked for Europe. The Congress had ratified the agreement of Gates that they should depart, on giving their parole not to serve again in arms against the Americans. Circumstances soon occurred that convinced Washington that Burgoyne and his troops intended to violate the agreement at the fir
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Detroit, (search)
the enemy were preparing to storm the fort, Hull, without consulting any of his officers, hoisted a white flag, and a capitulation for a surrender was soon agreed upon. The surrender took place at noon, Aug. 16, 1812. The fort, garrison, army, and the Territory of Michigan were ineluded in the terms of surrender. The spoils of victory for the British were 2,500 stand of arms, twenty-five iron and eight brass pieces of ordnance, forty barrels of gunpowder, a, stand of colors, a great quantity of military stores, and the armed brig John Adams. One of the brass cannon bore the following inscription: Taken at Saratoga on the 17th of October, 1777. General Hull and his fellow-captives were sent first to Fort George and then to Montreal, where they arrived Sept. 6, when they were paroled, and returned to their homes. Hull was tried for treason and cowardice, and sentended to be shot, but was pardoned by the President. His character has since been fully vindicated. See Hull, William.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
Brandywine, Washington defeatedSept. 11, 1777 Count Pulaski commissioned brigadier-general by Congress Sept. 15, 1777 Battle of Stillwater, N. Y.; indecisiveSept. 19, 1777 Three hundred of Wayne's troops slaughtered at Paoli Sept. 20-21, 1777 British army occupies PhiladelphiaSept. 27, 1777 Battle of Germantown; Americans repulsed Oct. 4, 1777 Forts Clinton and Montgomery captured by the BritishOct. 6, 1777 Battle of Saratoga, N. Y. Oct. 7, 1777 General Burgoyne's army surrendersOct. 17, 1777 Successful defence of Fort Mifflin and Fort Mercer Oct. 22-23, 1777 Congress creates a new board of war, General Gates presiding Oct., 1777 Articles of Confederation adoptedNov. 15, 1777 Forts Mifflin and Mercer besieged by the British and captured Nov. 16-20, 1777 Congress recommends to the several States to raise by taxes $5,000,000 for the succeeding year Nov., 1777 Howe leaves Philadelphia with 14,000 men to drive Washington from his position at Whitemarsh, but does not attack
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
chuyler to relieve Fort Stanwix......Aug. 22, 1777 General Gates encamps at Stillwater......Sept. 8, 1777 General Burgoyne encamps at Saratoga......Sept. 14, 1777 Battle of Stillwater; both armies claim the victory, but the Americans had greatly the advantage......Sept. 19, 1777 Forts Clinton and Montgomery, on the Hudson, taken by Sir Henry Clinton......Oct. 6, 1777 Battle of Saratoga; British defeated......Oct. 7, 1777 Surrender of the army under General Burgoyne......Oct. 17, 1777 [Total number surrendered, 5,642; previous losses about 4,000.] Lieutenant-Colonel Baylor's troop of horse (unarmed) surprised and mostly killed and wounded (sixty-seven out of 104) by a party of British under Grey, near old Tappan, on the night of......Sept. 27, 1778 Schoharie ravaged by Indians and Tories......Oct. 16, 1778 Cherry Valley ravaged by Indians and Tories......Nov. 11-12, 1778 Sir Henry Clinton captures Verplanck's and Stony Point......June, 1779 Stony Po
one, £ 1,200, or £ 2,400 for two, that and another; Thad. Wyman, £ 1,000; another horse of Locke's £ 1,000. The sad state of the currency appears also from sundry votes of the town: June 20, 1780, to assess £ 15,000 for the purpose of hiring soldiers; June 22, the same sum, and June 29, £ 50,000, for the same purpose; Dec. 18, 1780, to assess £ 60,000 for the purchase of 35,255 lbs. of beef for the use of the army,— being at the rate of very nearly six dollars per pound. On the 17th of October, 1777, Gen. Burgoyne surrendered his army as prisoners of war. They were ordered to Cambridge, where they arrived in the following month, and were placed under the charge of Gen. Heath, the commander of this military district. As soon as he was notified that these troops were coming under his direction, he set himself in earnest to prepare for their reception. The barracks at Prospect and Winter Hills were directed to be put instantly in order. The Council was applied to, to aid in the
n front removed, June 5, 1856 Pawners', in Union street, opened for business, Jan. 23, 1860 Barracks on the Common, at Lynde street Church and Old South (British), 1775 Barton's Point at the foot of Leverett street, 1732 Barnicoat, William veteran fireman, Ex-Chief Engineer, died, Jan. 21, 1867 Battles at Lexington and Concord, first of the Revolution, Apr. 19, 1775 Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill), Charlestown, June 17, 1775 Saratoga, Gen. Burgoyne's defeat, Oct. 17, 1777 Yorktown, Cornwallis' defeat; great sensation, Oct. 19, 1781 Big Bethel, great sensation in Boston, June 11, 1861 Bull Run, first reverse, sensation in Boston, July 21, 1861 Ball's Bluff reverse, sensation in Boston, Oct. 23, 1861 Hampton Roads, Monitor engagement, Mar. 8, 1862 Bull Run, second reverse, great excitement, Aug. 31, 1862 Lee's surrender to Grant, great excitement, Apr. 10, 1865 Beacon first set up on Century Hill, Jan., 1635 Colors set up, a wa