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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 213 57 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 9 1 Browse Search
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roops, commanded by Howe himself, assisted by Clinton and Knyphausen, with Lord Howe to witness thret instructions of Lord George Germain to Sir H. Clinton, Whitehall, 8 March, 1778. such as a consca. Secret instructions from the king to Sir H. Clinton, 21 March, 1778. As the commissioners night following the seventeenth of June, Sir Henry Clinton crossed the Delaware with more than sevesecure to the British a retreat on velvet, Clinton, in Anbury's Travels, II. 382. he had the eff cut off a small covering party. Thus Sir Henry Clinton gained time for preparation. His baggagmained behind. At about eight in the morning Clinton sent against Lee two regiments of cavalry witence. The flower of the British army, led by Clinton and Cornwallis and numbering from six to eigh arms to renew the contest at daybreak. But Clinton, abandoning his severely Chap. IV.} 1778. wonglish accounts, Frederic of Prussia replied: Clinton gained no advantage except to reach New York [1 more...]
he would probably be under the necessity of evacuating New York and retiring to Halifax, Sir H. Clinton to Lord George Germain, 27 July, 1778. the French fleet, with thirty-five hundred land trooply declined. Lord Carlisle and other commissioners to Germain, New York, 5 Sept., 1778. Sir Henry Clinton threatened to evacuate New York and to retire to Halifax, Clinton to Germain, 27 July, Clinton to Germain, 27 July, 1778. remonstrated against being reduced to a starved defensive, Clinton to Haldimand, 9 Sept., 1778. and complained of being kept in command, a mournful witness of the debility of his army; were Clinton to Haldimand, 9 Sept., 1778. and complained of being kept in command, a mournful witness of the debility of his army; were he only unshackled with instructions, he might render serious service. Clinton to Germain, 8 Oct., 1778. Every detachment for the southern campaign was made with sullen reluctance; and his indirecder serious service. Clinton to Germain, 8 Oct., 1778. Every detachment for the southern campaign was made with sullen reluctance; and his indirect criminations offended the unforgiving minister.
of the minister and fired his vengeful passions by their own. In New York there sprung up a double set of counsellors. Clinton repressed the confidence of the secretary of state by faithful reports of the inadequacy of his forces: on the other hanous recruits from immigrants. In Philadelphia Howe had formed a regiment of Roman Catholics. With still better success Clinton courted the Irish. They had fled from the prosecutions of inexorable landlords to a country which offered them freeholds. By flattering their nationality and their sense of the importance attached to their numbers, Clinton allured them to a combination directly averse to their own interests, and raised for Lord Rawdon a large regiment in which officers and men wered in the hourly declension of the rebellion, and that the colonies must soon sue to the mother country for pardon. But Clinton well understood Chap. VII.} 1778. the power of the insurgents and the insufficiency of his own resources; and, obeying
e British army at the north encouraged discontent and intrigues. There rose up in rivalry with Clinton a body styling themselves the loyal associated refugees, who were impatient to obtain an independent organization under Tryon and William Franklin. Clinton wrote that his resources were insufficient for active operations: the refugees insisted that more alertness would crush the rebellion; thtion to the Chesapeake, after May 30. its return to New York, joined a detachment conducted by Clinton himself forty miles up the Hudson to gain possession of Stony Point and Verplanck's Chap. X.}-second of August, the day after he was joined by New York troops under General James Aug. 22. Clinton, Sullivan began his march up the Tioga into the heart of the Indian country. On the same day, result of the campaign at the north promised success to America. For want of re-enforcements, Clinton had evacuated Stony Point and Rhode Island. All New England, west of the Penobscot, was free f
the storm, and incapable of forming a plan for the conduct of the war, repeatedly offered his resignation, as an excuse for remaining in office without assuming the proper Chap. XI.} 1779. responsibility of his station. Confiding in the ruin of the American finances and in recruiting successfully within the states, the king was certain that, but for the intervention of Spain, the colonies would have sued to the mother country for pardon; and he did not despair that, with the activity of Clinton and the Indians in their rear, the provinces would even now submit. But his demands for an unconditional compliance with his American policy riveted every able statesman in a united opposition. He had no choice of ministers but among weak men. So the office made vacant by the death of Lord Suffolk, the representative of the Grenville party, was reserved for Hillsborough. His American sentiments, said the king, make him acceptable to me. Yet it would have been hard to find a public man m
ere at a later date to be sent to take Charleston; and, on the landing of a small corps at Cape Fear, Germain believed that large numbers of the inhabitants would doubtless flock to the standard of the king, whose government would be restored in North Carolina. Then, by proper diversions in Virginia and Maryland, he said it might not be too much to expect that all America to the south of the Susquehanna would return to its allegiance. Germain to Clinton, most secret, 8 March, 1778. Sir Henry Clinton was no favorite of the minister's; these brilliant achievements were designed for Cornwallis. During the autumn of 1778, two expeditions were sent out by Prevost from East Florida. They were composed in part of regulars; the rest were vindictive refugees from Georgia and South Carolina, called troopers, though having only a few horses that were kept to go plundering into Georgia. Brown, their commander, held directly from the governor of East Florida the rank of lieutenantcolonel, s
more than the men of any other state. Sir Henry Clinton, in whose mind his failure be- Chap. XI into his army. It had been the intention of Clinton to embark in time to acquire Charleston beforommand in New York to the veteran Knyphausen, Clinton, in the extreme cold of the severest winter, f January. After the junction of the troops, Clinton had ten thousand men under his command; and yto close the entrance to the Ashley river. Clinton, trusting nothing to hazard, moved slowly aloy, the first parallel being com- 10. pleted, Clinton and Arbuthnot summoned the town to surrender.roled as prisoners. In this vainglorious way Clinton could report over five thousand prisoners. in South Carolina. One expedition was sent by Clinton up the Savannah to encourage the loyal and reof June, a proclamation by the commissioners, Clinton and Arbuthnot, offered pardon to the penitentge of its existence. On the third of June, Clinton, by a proclamation 3. which he alone signed,
tion in South Carolina was for the moment at an end, when Cornwallis entered on his separate command. He proposed to himself no less than to keep possession of all that had been gained, and to advance as a conqueror at least to the Chesapeake. Clinton had left with him more than five thousand effective troops, besides more than a thousand in Georgia; to these were to be added the regiments which he was determined to organize out of the southern people. As fast as the districts submitted, tx, and Camden in the interior. Of these Camden was the most im- Chap. XV.} 1780. July. portant, for it was the key between the north and south; by a smaller post at Rocky Mount, it kept up a communication with Ninety-Six. In the opinion of Clinton, six thousand men were required to hold Carolina and Georgia; yet at the end of June Cornwallis reported that he had put an end to all resistance in those states, and in September, after the harvest, would march into North Carolina to reduce tha
successful termination of the war. His friends disparaged the ability of Sir Henry Clinton, accused him of hating his younger and more enterprising compeer, and cen Martin, its former governor, who was to re-enter on his office. He requested Clinton to detach three thousand men to establish a post on the Chesapeake bay; and ClClinton knew too well the wishes of the British government to venture to refuse. In carrying out his plan, the first measure of Cornwallis was a reign of terror. Prole, even when it had been kept till it was cancelled by the proclamation of Clinton. To bring these men to the gibbet was an Chap. XVI.} 1780. act of military mh rebellion would have the best consequences. As to the rebels, his orders to Clinton and Cornwallis were: Germain to Clinton, 9 Nov., 1780. No good faith or jusreover, Cornwallis gave orders to the reenforce-ment of three thousand sent by Clinton into the Chesapeake to embark for Cape Fear river. So ended the first attempt
een disastrous. Learning at this moment that Clinton with large numbers might be expected at New Yded all the American forts in the Highlands. Clinton entered with all his soul into the ignoble plrom Chap. XVIII.} 1780. New York by order of Clinton: A flag will be sent to Dobbs Ferry on Monday, and to surrender the place in time for Sir Henry Clinton to make arrangements for surprising the mbarked by Sir George Rodney, lay waiting for Clinton to give the word and to lead them in person. orthy act which received no support from Sir Henry Clinton. Andre was without loss of time conductever meant to authorize. At the request of Clinton, who promised to present a true state of facttion authorized by them. Under the orders of Clinton, Lord Cornwallis in South Carolina had set upby a regular attack. No one knew better than Clinton that Andre was punished justly; yet in his prton's letter of 11 Oct., 1780; Two letters of Clinton to Germain of 12 Oct., 1780; Clinton's secret[19 more...]
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