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Some account of the British army, under the command of General Howe

Townsend, Joseph

Some account of the British army, under the command of General Howe

and of the battle of Brandywine, on the memorable September 11th, 1777, and the adventures of that day, which came to the knowledge and observation of Joseph Townsend. Accompanied by a notice of the life of Joseph Townsend, and an historical sketch of the battle, &c., &c.

by Townsend, Joseph

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Published by T. Ward in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Brandywine, Battle of, Pa., 1777.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes a preliminary sketch by John S. Bowen and John Smith Futhey.

    SeriesBulletin of the Historical Society [of Pennsylvania], v. 1, no. 7
    ContributionsFuthey, J. Smith., Bowen, John S., Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF146 .P83 vol. 1, no. 7
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 33 p.
    Number of Pages33
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6921730M
    LC Control Number02026831
    OCLC/WorldCa2178579

      When I was a kid I used to walk to school on a street that had a sign marking it as "Retreat Route, George Washington and Continental Army, " To Washington's credit, they took back New Jersey, probably because the British didn't want it, . Charles Stedman, the British historian who was an officer in Howe’s army, says with dry sarcasm: “General Howe appeared to have calculated with the greatest accuracy the exact time necessary for the enemy to make his escape.” Washington had collected every available boat for seventy miles along the river, and drawn them to the other side.

    British account of the attack on Danbury and Ridgefield, followed by an American Newspaper account. The following is Gaine's account of this affair [Gaine's had the New York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury]:—"In consequence of information received of the rebels having collected large magazines at Danbury, in Connecticut, a detachment of two hundred and fifty men from.   General William Howe is named the interim commander in chief of the British army in America on October 1 , replacing Lieutenant General Thomas Gage. .

    Slow but steady recruiting raised his army by March to a level where it could begin to apply pressure on General Howe in Boston. British evacuation of the town on 17 March gave the Commander in Chief his first victory. By contrast, defeat marked the American military effort in Canada during the first half of A list of the general and staff officers, and of the officers in the several regiments serving in North-America, under the command of His Excellency General Sir William Howe, K.B. With the dates of their commissions as they rank in each corps and in the army. Published: ().


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