Visits to the Saratoga Battle-grounds, 1780-1880: With an Introduction and Notes

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J. Munsell's Sons, 1895 - Saratoga Campaign, N.Y., 1777 - 344 pages
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Page 45 - permission to attend her husband. Though I was ready to believe (for I had experienced) that patience and fortitude in a supreme degree were to be found, as well as every other virtue, under the most tender forms, I was astonished at this proposal. After so long an agitation of...
Page 59 - The fortune of war, General Gates, has made me your prisoner," to which the other, returning his salute, replied, "I shall always be ready to testify that it has not been through any fault of your Excellency.
Page 42 - ... these objects will remain to the last of life upon the mind of every man who was present. The growing duskiness added to the scenery, and the whole marked a character of that juncture, that would make one of the finest subjects for the pencil of a master that the field ever exhibited. To the canvass, and to the faithful page of a more important historian, gallant friend ! I consign thy memory.
Page 187 - This army has not been able to oppose General Howe's with the success that was wished, and needs a reinforcement. I therefore request, if you have been so fortunate as to oblige General Burgoyne to retreat to Ticonderoga, or if you have not, and circumstances will admit, that you will order Colonel Morgan to join me again with his corps. I sent him up when I thought you materially wanted him ; and, if his services can be dispensed with now, you will direct his immediate return.
Page 74 - He did more," said Burgoyne, in a speech before the House of Commons, " he sent an aide-de-camp to conduct me to Albany ; in order, as he expressed it, to procure better quarters than a stranger might be able to find. That gentleman conducted me to a very elegant house, and, to my great surprise, presented me to Mrs. Schuyler and her family. In that house I remained during my whole stay in Albany, with a table of more than twenty covers for me and my friends, and every other demonstration of hospitality.
Page 42 - The incessant cannonade during the ceremony ; the steady attitude and unaltered voice with which the chaplain officiated, though frequently covered with dust which the shot threw up on all sides of him ; the mute, but expressive mixture of sensibility and indignation upon every countenance ; these objects will remain to the last of life upon the mind of every man who was present.
Page 232 - Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white ; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Page 41 - Frazer, and to have him buried at six o'clock, in the place designated by him. This occasioned an unnecessary delay, to which a part of the misfortunes of the army was owing. Precisely at six o'clock the corpse was brought out, and we saw the entire body of generals with their retinues on the hill assisting at the obsequies.
Page 290 - Clock at Night in the 22d year of his Age. Here William French his Body lies For Murder his blood for Vengeance cries King Georg the third his Tory crew tha with a bawl his head Shot threw For Liberty and his Countrys Good He Lost his Life his Dearest blood.

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