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28th of June affair America answer appeared army artillery asked attack believe body brigade brought called character charge CHARLES circumstances City Colonel column command conduct Congress considerable corps Court Court-house cover DEAR desired detachment directed enemy enemy's Excellency expected field fire flank front give given ground halted hand head heard honour hope horse hundred idea immediately intelligence least leave Lee's question letter Major manner means mentioned mile morass move never observed occasion officer opinion orders party passed person pieces position present proper rear reason received recollect regiment respect retiring retreat returned road rode Scott sent situation soon suppose taken thought thousand tion told took troops Washington Wayne whole wish wood wou'd
Página 300 - To sigh for ribands if thou art so silly, Mark how they grace Lord Umbra or Sir Billy. Is yellow dirt the passion of thy life ? Look but on Gripus or on Gripus
Página 173 - Kemp who being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, did depose and say That on the day of...
Página 274 - I do more than common civility and a proper respect to his rank required, to conciliate his good opinion. His temper and plans were too versatile and violent to attract my admiration: and that I have escaped the venom of his tongue and pen so long, is more to be wondered at than applauded ; as it is a favour that no officer under whose immediate commands he ever served has the happiness (if happiness can be thus denominated) of boasting.
Página 376 - Colonel Butler will form a column on the left of Febiger and Major Murphey in his rear. "Every officer and soldier are then to fix a piece of white paper in the most conspicuous part of his hat or cap as an insignia to be distinguished from the enemy.
Página 99 - ... articles you ground your charge, that I may prepare for my justification, which I have the happiness to be confident I can do to the army, to the Congress, to America, and to the world in general. Your Excellency must give me leave to observe, that neither yourself, nor those about your person, could from your situation be in the least judges of the merits or demerits of our manoeuvres ; and, to speak with a becoming pride, I can assert that to these manoeuvres the success of the day was entirely...
Página 357 - I do most sincerely declare, that your assault of Stony Point is not only the most brilliant, in my opinion, throughout the whole course of the war on either side, but that it is the most brilliant I am acquainted with in history ; the assault of Schweidnitz by Marshal Laudon, I think inferior to it. I wish you, therefore, most sincerely, joy of the laurels you have deservedly acquired, and that you may long live to wear them.
Página 479 - Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.
Página 376 - ... no soldier to be permitted to quit his ranks on any pretext whatever, until a general halt is made, and then to be attended by one of the officers of the platoon. When the head of the troops arrive in rear of the hill.
Página 100 - Sir, you cannot afford me greater pleasure than in giving me the opportunity of showing to America the sufficiency of her respective servants. I trust that temporary power of office, and the tinsel dignity attending it, will not be able, by all the mists they can raise, to obfuscate the bright rays of truth.