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1913. Excerpt: ... mans, whose right and left had been uncovered.
The Germans bravely stood, and the British General Fraser hurried
to their aid. He seemed upon the British side the inspiring genius
of the day. With fatal aim an American sharp-shooter fired and
Praser fell. With him sank the British heart. Three thousand New
Yorkers, led by Ten Broeck, came freshly up, and the whole American
line, jubilant with certain victory, advancing, Burgoyne abandoned
his guns and ordered a retreat to his camp. It was but fifty-two
minutes since the action began. The British, dismayed, bewildered,
overwhelmed, were scarcely within their redoubts, when Benedict
Arnold, to whom the jealous Gates, who did not come upon the field
during the day, had refused a command, outriding an aid whom Gates
had sent to recall him, came spurring up; Benedict Arnold, whose
name America does not love, whose ruthless will had dragged the
doomed Canadian expedition through the starving wilderness of
Maine, who volunteering to relieve Fort Stanwix had, by the mere
terror of his coming, blown St. Lcger away, and who, on the 19th of
September, had saved the American left, --Benedict Arnold, whom
battle stung to fury, now whirled from end to end of the American
line, hurled it against the Great Redoubt, driving the enemy at the
point of the bayonet; then flinging himself to the extreme right,
and finding there the Massachusetts brigade, swept it with him to
the assault, and streaming over the breastworks, scattered the
Brunswickers who defended them, killed their colonel, gained and
held the point which commanded the entire British position, while
at the same moment his horse was shot under him, and he sank to the
ground wounded in the leg that had been wounded at Quebec. Here,
upon the Hudson, where he tried ..
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