The Battle of Long Island, Volume 2

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The Society, 1869 - 549 halaman

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Halaman 421 - Esq. who, being duly sworn upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, deposeth and saith...
Halaman 190 - The Hessians and our brave Highlanders gave no quarter, and it was a fine sight to see with what alacrity they dispatched the rebels with their bayonets, after we had surrounded them so that they could not resist.
Halaman 387 - Circumstanced as this army was, in respect to situation and strength, it was the unanimous advice of a council of general officers to give up Long Island, and not, by dividing our force, be unable to resist the enemy in any one point of attack.
Halaman 34 - Whereas a majority of the inhabitants of Queens county, in the colony of New- York, being incapable of resolving to live and die freemen, and being more disposed to quit their liberties than part with the little proportion of their property necessary to defend them, have deserted the American cause by refusing to send deputies as usual to the Convention of that colony...
Halaman 370 - ... come, more insufferable than his open and avowed enemy would make it ; when by duty and every rule of humanity they ought to aid, and not oppress, the distressed in their habitations. The distinction between a well regulated army and a mob, is the good order and discipline of the former, and the licentious and disorderly behaviour of the latter.
Halaman 383 - About midnight, he fell in with their advanced parties, and at daybreak, with a large corps, having cannon, and advantageously posted, with whom there was skirmishing and a cannonade for some hours, until, by the firing at Brooklyn, the Rebels, suspecting their retreat would be cut off, made a movement to the right, in order to secure it across a swamp and creek that covered the right of their works...
Halaman 170 - The Enemy have now landed on Long Island, and the hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the blessings of Liberty — that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men...
Halaman 391 - Thomas's company, which had just come over from York, to the mouth of the creek, opposite where the brigade was drawn up, and ordered two field-pieces down to support and cover their retreat, should they make a push that way. Soon after our march they began to retreat, and, for a small time, the fire was very heavy on both sides, till our troops came to the marsh, where they were obliged to break their order, and escape as quick as they could to the edge of the creek, under a brisk fire, notwithstanding...
Halaman 398 - In the mean time Captain Carpenter brought up two fieldpieces, which were placed on the side of the hill, so as to command the road and the only approach for some hundred yards. On the part of General Grant there were two field-pieces. One...
Halaman 44 - General Lee will execute a work of the same kind on Long Island. It is high time to begin with our internal foes, when we are threatened with such severity of chastisement from our kind parent without.

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