History of the Campaign for the Conquest of Canada in 1776: From the Death of Montgomery to the Retreat of the British Army Under Sir Guy Carleton

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Porter & Coates, 1882 - Canada - 234 pages

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Page 166 - The Congress and Washington have suffered greatly, the latter lost her First Lieutenant killed, Captain and Master wounded. The New York lost all her officers except the captain.
Page 181 - He was asked if he had any request to make, to which he replied, that ' if General Burgoyne would permit it, he should like to be buried at six o'clock in the evening, on the top of a mountain, in a redoubt which had been built there.
Page 10 - twas fine to see The left prepared to fight ; The while the drovers, Wayne and Lee, Drew off upon the right. Which Irvine 'twas, Fame don't relate ; Nor can the Muse assist her : Whether 'twas he that cocks a hat, Or he that gives a glister. For greatly one was signalized That fought at Chestnut Hill ; And Canada immortalized The vender of the pill.
Page 71 - Canada, in their opinion, is an object of the last importance to the welfare of the United Colonies. Should our troops retire before the enemy, and entirely evacuate that Province, it is not in human wisdom to foretell the consequences.
Page 106 - ... of the sick. It is shocking to the feelings of humanity, as well as ruinous to the public service, that so deadly an evil, has been so long without a remedy.
Page 46 - Come, my boys, you are in a very painful situation and not able to go home with any comfort. I must provide you with shoes, stockings and good warm waistcoats. I must give you some good victuals to carry you home. Take care, my lads, that you do not come here again, lest I should not treat you so kindly.
Page 122 - Since the troops from the Southern states have been incorporated and associated in military duty with those from New England, a strong prejudice has assumed its unhappy influence, and drawn a line of distinction between them. Many of the officers from the South are gentlemen of education, and unaccustomed to that equality which prevails in New England...
Page 57 - Freemason's take proper measures, and have good courts appointed to bring them, and every other officer, that has been, or shall be, guilty of misconduct, to trial ; that they may be punished according to their offences. Our misfortunes at the Cedars were occasioned, as it is said, entirely by their base and cowardly behavior, and cannot be ascribed to any other cause.
Page 17 - it is of the utmost importance we should be possessed of Quebec before succors can arrive ; and I must here give it to you as my opinion, and that of several sensible men acquainted with this province, that we are not to expect a union with Canada till we have a force in the country sufficient to insure it against any attempt that may be made for its recovery.
Page 122 - ... a strong one, but less tenable from the utter want of discipline among his troops. The difference of conduct in the field between the men of the South and the men of the North had given a fresh edge to the old provincial jealousies. An officer at that time present with their army declares that even the Pennsylvania and New England troops would as soon fight each other as the enemy.* Still more poignant are the complaints of Washington on " the infamous practice of plundering. For...

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