An Answer to that Part of the Narrative of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton, K.B.: Which Relates to the Conduct of Lieutenant-General Earl Cornwallis, During the Campaign in North-America, in the Year 1781 (Google eBook)
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Page 222 - Washington, Commanderin-chief of the combined Forces of America and France ; his Excellency the Count de Rochambeau, Lieutenant-General of the Armies of the King of France, Great Cross of the royal and military Order of St. Louis, commanding the auxiliary Troops of his Most Christian Majesty in America ; and his Excellency the Count de Grasse...
Page 42 - Bose deserves my warmest praise for its discipline, alacrity, and courage, and does honor to Major du Buy, who commands it, and who is an officer of superior merit. "I am much obliged to Brigadier-General Howard, who served as volunteer, for his spirited example on all occasions.
Page 49 - I take the liberty of giving it as my opinion, that a serious attempt upon Virginia would be the most solid plan, because successful operations might not only be attended with important consequences there, but would tend to the security of South Carolina, and ultimately to the submission of North Carolina.
Page 200 - ... it is determined that above five thousand men, rank and file, shall be embarked on board the king's ships, and the joint exertions of the navy and army made in a few days to relieve you, and afterwards co-operate with you.
Page 189 - ... step that might retard the establishing of this post: but I request that your Excellency will be pleased to decide whether it is more important for your plans that a detachment of a...
Page 211 - Abercrombie to attack two batteries, which appeared to be in the greatest forwardness, and to spike the guns. A detachment of guards with the eightieth company of Grenadiers, under the command of Lieutenantcolonel Lake attacked the one, and one of Light Infantry under the command of Major Armstrong attacked the other, and both succeeded...
Page 208 - ... by your Excellency's letters that every possible means would be tried by the navy and army to relieve us, I could not think myself at liberty to venture...
Page 225 - American maritime posts at present in the possession of the British forces, at their own option ; and proper vessels to be granted by the Count de Grasse to carry them under flags of truce to New York within ten days from this date, if possible, and they to reside in a district to be agreed upon hereafter, until they embark.
Page 180 - ... to approach nearer. Nor do I imagine a fort built there could afford any great protection to an inferior and weak fleet, anchored near the fort, against a superior fleet of the enemy, which must have it in their power to make their own disposition, and place our fleet between them and the fort, the channel affording no bay for the security of ships under cover of a fort. The time and expense to build a fort there, must...
Page iii - This measure was thought expedient not only by me, but by the Commander in Chief: I was principally induced to decide in favour of its expediency from a clear conviction, that the men and treasures of Britain would be lavished in vain upon the American war, without the...