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American amid appointed approach arms army arrived artillery attack battle became began body brave British camp cannon carried character charge Charleston close column commander commenced compelled Congress Cornwallis covered dark determined early efforts enemy English entered escape fall fell field fierce fifty fight finally fire five followed force formed forward French front gave Greene ground guns hand head heard heart heavy Hill honor horse hundred immediately joined Jones knew Lafayette latter length looked Marion miles military morning moved movement never night noble officers once ordered passed position presented pressed prisoners ranks reached received regiment retired retreat returned river seemed seen sent ship shot shouts side soldiers soon South storm strong success taken thousand took troops turned vessel victory Washington whole wounded
Stran 169 - I desire most earnestly that I may not be buried in any church or churchyard, or within a mile of any Presbyterian or Anabaptist meeting-house ; for, since I have resided in this country, I have kept so much bad company while living, that I do not choose to continue it when dead.
Stran 363 - The garrison being asleep, except the sentries, we gave three huzzas which greatly surprised them. One of the sentries made a pass at one of my officers with a charged bayonet, and slightly wounded him. My first thought was to kill him with my sword; but, in an instant, I altered the design and fury of the blow to a slight cut on the side of the head...
Stran 214 - The evacuation of Ticonderoga and Mount Independence is an event of chagrin and surprise not apprehended, nor within the compass of my reasoning This stroke is severe indeed, and has distressed us much.
Stran 310 - York, the bay was covered with gay barges decorated with streamers ; and when the beautiful fleet shoved away, the bands struck up, " Where can one better be, than in the bosom of his family...
Stran 282 - At half past ten o'clock a cannon will be fired, which is to be a signal for the men to be under arms...
Stran 296 - May this immense temple of freedom ever stand a lesson to oppressors, an example to the oppressed, a sanctuary for the rights of mankind And may these happy United States attain that complete splendor and prosperity which will illustrate the blessings ol their Government, and for ages to come rejoice the departed souls of its founders.
Stran 274 - I have seen your uncle die in the wars of Italy, I witnessed your father's death at the battle of Minden, and I will not be accessory to the ruin of the only remaining branch of the family.
Stran 282 - ... upon a lasting foundation, it becomes us to set apart a day for gratefully acknowledging the divine goodness, and celebrating the important event, which we owe to his divine interposition.
Stran 282 - At half-past eleven, a second cannon will be fired, as a signal for the march, upon which the several brigades will begin their march, by wheeling to the right by platoons, and proceed, by the nearest way, to the left of their ground by the new position ; this will be pointed out, by the brigade inspectors.
Stran 313 - Welcome to Lafayette — the nation's guest," and such like exclamations, had met him at every step. Flowers were strewed along his pathway — his carriage detached from the horses, and dragged by the enthusiastic crowd, along ranks of grateful freemen, who rent the heavens with their acclamations.