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IN FIVE VOLS.
G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
27 AND 29 WEST 23D STREET
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by
G. P. PUTNAM AND CO.,
n the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.
CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.
Washington takes Command of the Armies. - Sketch
of General Lee. Characters of the British Com-
manders, Howe, Clinton, and Burgoyne. - Survey
of the Camps from Prospect Hill - The Camps con-
trasted. Description of the Revolutionary Army.
- Rhode Island Troops. Character of General
Greene. Washington represents the Deficiencies of
the Army. His Apology for the Massachusetts
Questions of Military Rank. - Popularity of Putnam. -
Arrangements at Head-quarters. - Colonel Mifflin
Reed, Washington's Secretary and Confidential
Friend. Gates as Adjutant-general. - Hazardous
Situation of the Army. - Strengthening of the De-
fenses. Efficiency of Putnam. - Rapid Changes.
- New Distribution of the Forces. Rigid Disci-
Lee and his Cane. His Idea as to strong
Battalions. Arrival of Rifle Companies. - Daniel
Morgan and his Sharpshooters. - Washington de-
clines to detach Troops to Distant Points for their
Washington's Object in distressing Boston.- Scarcity
and Sickness in the Town. - A Startling Discov-
'ery. - Scarcity of Powder in the Camp. — Its Per-
ilous Situation. - Economy of Ammunition. - Cor-
respondence between Lee and Burgoyne. - Corres-
pondence between Washington and Gage. The
Dangers in the Interior. - Machinations of the Johnson
Family. Rivalry of Ethan Allen and Benedict Ar-
nold. Government Perplexities about the Ticon-
deroga Capture. Measures to secure the Prize. —
Allen and Arnold ambitious of Future Laurels. -
Projects for the Invasion of Canada. - Ethan Allen
and Seth Warner honored by Congress. Arnold
displaced by a Committee of Inquiry. His Indig-
Green Mountain Boys. - Schuyler at Ticonderoga.
- State of Affairs there. - Election for Officers of
the Green Mountain Boys. - Ethan Allen dismount-
ed. Joins the Army as a Volunteer. - Prepara-
tions for the Invasion of Canada.· General Mont-
gomery. Indian Chiefs at Cambridge. - Council
Fire. Plan for an Expedition against Quebec.
Departure of Troops from Ticonderoga. - Arrival
Challenge declined. - A Blow meditated. A Cau-
tious Council of War. Preparation for the Quebec
Expedition. Benedict Arnold the Leader. - Ad-
vice and Instructions. Departure. General
Schuyler on the Sorel.-Reconnoiters St. John's.
Returns to Ticonderoga. - Expedition of Montgom-
ery against St. John's. - Letter of Ethan Allen.-
His Dash against Montreal. Its Catastrophe. —
A Hero in Irons.- Correspondence of Washington
with Schuyler and Arnold. His Anxiety about
British in Boston send out Cruisers.- Depredations of
Camp. Arrest of Dr. Church. - His Trial and
Fate. Conflagration of Falmouth. Irritation
throughout the Country. - Fitting out of Vessels
of War. -Embarkation of General Gage for Eng-
- Three Proclamations.-Seizure of Tories.-Want
of Artillery. Henry Knox, the Artillerist. His
Affairs in Canada - Capture of Fort Chamblee.
of St. John's.-Maclean and his Highlanders. -
Montgomery on the Treatment of Ethan Allen.
Repulse of Carleton. - Capitulation of the Garrison
of St. John's. Generous Conduct of Montgomery.