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This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com. You can also preview excerpts from the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Volume: 37; Original Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons in 1857 in 462 pages; Subjects: American literature; Literary Collections / American / General; Literary Criticism / General; Literary Criticism / American / General; Literary Criticism / American / African American; Literary Criticism / Women Authors;
Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Excerpt: ... Cbapter ffl. Siege of Charleston Continued—British Ships Enter the Harbor—British Troops March from Savannah— Tarleton and his Dragoons—His Brush with Colonel Washington — Charleston Reinforced by Woodford—Tarleton's Exploits at Monk's Corner—At Laneau's Ferry—Sir Henry Clinton Reinforced— Charleston Capitulates—Affair of Tarleton and Buford on the Waxhaw—Sir Henry Clinton Embarks for New York. IN a preceding chapter we left the British fleet under Admiral Arbuthnot, preparing to force its way into the harbor of Charleston. Several days elapsed before the ships were able, by taking out their guns, provisions, and water, and availing themselves of wind and tide, to pass the bar. They did so on the 20th of March, with but slight opposition from several galleys. Commodore Whipple, then, seeing the vast superiority of their force, made, a second retrograde move, stationing some of his ships in Cooper River, and sinking the rest at its mouth so as to prevent the enemy from running up that river, and cutting off communication with the country on the east: the crews and heavy cannon were landed to aid in the defense of the town. The reinforcements expected from the North were not yet arrived; the militia of the State did not appear at Governor Rutledge's command, and other reliances were failing. "Many of the North Carolina militia whose terms have expired leave us to-day," writes Lincoln to Washington, on the 20th of March. ' They cannot be persuaded to remain longer, though the enemy are in our neighborhood.' * At this time the reinforcements which Sir Henry Clinton had ordered from Savannah were marching toward the Cambayee under Brigadier-General Patterson. On his flanks moved Major Ferguson with a corps of riflemen, and Major Cochrane with the infantry of the British legion...
Title Works (1857)
Author Washington Irving
Publisher General Books
Dimensions6 in. x 0.4 in. x 9 in.
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