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Halaman 174 - 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 405 - Esq. who, being duly sworn upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, deposeth and saith...
Halaman 161 - He may have," added Stirling, " his five thousand men with him now ; we are not so many, but I think we are enough to prevent his advancing further over the continent than that mill-pond.
Halaman 30 - 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 371 - 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. This reason, added to some others, particularly the fear of having our communication cut off from the main, of which there seemed to be no small probability, and the extreme fatigue our troops were laid under, in guarding such extensive lines without proper...
Halaman 371 - It is the most difficult thing in the world, Sir, to know in what manner to conduct one's self with respect to the militia. If you do not begin, many days before they are wanted, to raise them, you cannot have them in time ; if you do, they get tired and return, besides being under but very little order or government whilst in service.
Halaman 354 - ... 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 156 - 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 367 - ... 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 their right, in order to secure it across a swamp and creek, that covered the right of their works...
Halaman 382 - ... in order to render this the more practicable, I found it absolutely necessary to attack a body of troops commanded by Lord Cornwallis, posted at the house near the upper mills. This I instantly did with about half of Smallwood's regiment, first ordering all the other troops to make the best of their way through the creek. We continued the attack a considerable time, the men having been rallied, and the attack renewed five or six several times, and...

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