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The Yorktown Campaign and the Surrender of Cornwallis, 1781
Henry Phelps Johnston
No preview available - 1881
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Page 51 - Before our brigades came in, we were given up for lost by all our friends. So critical indeed was our situation, and so narrow the gap by which we escaped, that the instant we had passed, the enemy closed it by extending their line from river to river.
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Page 59 - ... we were Ordered to March to a ferry [McConkey's Ferry] about twelve Miles from Trenton, where was stationed near two Thousand Hessians. As violent a Storm ensued of Hail & Snow as I ever felt. The Artillery and Infantry all were across the Ferry about twelve O'clock, consisting of only twenty one hundred principally New England Troops. In this Violent Storm we marched on for Trenton. Before Light in the Morning we gained all the Roads leading from Trenton. The Genl. gave Orders that every Officer's...
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