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The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware, 1638-1664 Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R181
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The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware, 1638-1664 Volume 2 (Paperback): Amandus Johnson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...In 1620, however, Gustavus Adolphus made it possible for him to go abroad again. He studied at Leipzig, Wittenberg, Jena and other places, but circumstances once more forced him to break off his studies. He was made a prisoner by some soldiers, who compelled him to accompany them to Italy, and he was now thrown into a long list of adventures. After spending some time in the field, in French and Austrian armies, he returned to Sweden in 1625. Thereupon he entered Swedish service and it has been said that the King gave him two fully barbed steeds from his own barn. In 1630 he became cavalry captain and four years later he was advanced to the rank of major. In 1635 and 1636 he fought in Germany under the command of Ture Bjelke and was captured by the imperial forces in February of the latter year. " He bought himself free, however, for 800 R.D.," which were returned to him by the government. In 1638 he was again promoted, receiving the rank of lieutenant-colonel. Two years later, when he was in the city of Chemnitz with only a few soldiers, he was compelled to surrender after a heroic defense. Returning to Sweden soon after he made a grave mistake in not securing a passport and leave from Johan Baner, the commanding general. As a consequence he was arrested in Stockholm and accused of having surrendered the city with disgrace. He was tried by the College of War, but this body exonerated him in the surrender of Chemnitz (it was even brought out that he made a most heroic stand against the enemy), and it was thought that he had been punished sufficiently through his imprisonment for his neglect to secure a passport. The " It is difficult to see how the statement widely circulated, that Printz was born in Germany, could...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Amandus Johnson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-41838-5
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-130-41838-3
Barcode: 9781130418385

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