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From Farm House to the White House the Life of George Washington, His Boyhood, Youth, Manhood, Public and Private Life and Services (Paperback) Loot Price: R493 Discovery Miles 4 930
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From Farm House to the White House the Life of George Washington, His Boyhood, Youth, Manhood, Public and Private Life and Services (Paperback)

William Makepeace Thayer

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Excerpt: ... as he advanced." The whole of the straggling army did not reach Fort Loyal Harman at Laurel Hills until the fifth day of November. Many of the soldiers, 266 especially the wounded, suffered terribly on the retreat. Washington was at Raystown when the attack was made upon the advance. Why and for what he was there, except by order of the commander, General Forbes, we know not. But he joined the beaten and demoralized army at Fort Loyal Harman. "Braddock's folly repeated must end in Braddock's defeat and shame," he remarked, on hearing of the disaster. "The result is no worse than I feared." "Your Virginians fought bravely," remarked General Forbes to Washington, evidently thinking that he had underrated their valor and efficiency. "I am not surprised to hear it," replied Washington. "I knew that they would prove themselves equal to the occasion." "Braver fellows never met a foe on the battlefield," continued General Forbes. "Our defeat would have been more bloody and shameful but for them." "And if they had formed the advance, they would not have been caught in an Indian ambuscade," remarked Washington suggestively. In this unfortunate battle the British lost twenty-one officers and two hundred and seventy-three privates in killed and wounded, more than one-third of the advance under Grant. "Well," continued General Forbes, "this snow and freezing weather will compel us to go into winter quarters here. After this defeat we are not 267 in a condition to attack the fort immediately." "Our prospects are not very flattering, it must be confessed," remarked Washington, without expressing his opinion of the unnecessary and foolish blunder that had brought them into this plight. Had he led his Virginia rangers in advance, such a disgraceful record would not have been made. Washington prophesied that, between building a new road and sending regulars in advance, defeat was inevitable, and now General Forbes proposed to fulfil his prophecy. "What is your...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2012
First published: August 2012
Authors: William Makepeace Thayer
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-81394-5
Barcode: 9781153813945
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
LSN: 1-153-81394-7

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