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1893 edition. Excerpt: ...in the stream leading into the
Susquehanna sufficiently to float their boats, and the
indefatigable Brant went in that direction to observe their
movements. He returned with some prisoners, but limping from an
ugly wound in the foot. By that time Sullivan's advanceguard had
arrived at Tioga, where it was evidently waiting for the junction
of the division from Otsego Lake. The force intended for the
invasion of the Indian territory had been organized in three
divisions by Washington's advice, in the expectation that their
converging movements would "distract and terrify" their opponents.
The largest, which had gradually assembled at Wyoming, consisted of
3,500 veteran soldiers from the Eastern States, besides 500 boatman
and drivers. Clinton's division, composed chiefly of New York
troops, numbered nearly 2,000. At the same time 500 men from Fort
Pitt were directed to ascend the Alleghany and destroy the Seneca
villages near that river. General Sullivan, who was selected for
the chief command, was a striking type of a class of shrewd,
pushing, self-reliant men, of humble origin, which the Revolution
had brought to the front. Beginning life as a stable-boy, he became
successively a hostler, a tavern-keeper, a lawyer, a member of the
Assembly, a delegate in Congress, and last of all a general in the
Continental army. "The immediate objects," Washington informed him,
"are the total destruction and devastation of their settlements,
and the capture of as many prisoners, of every age and sex, as
possible. It will be essential to ruin their crops now in the
ground and prevent them planting more. Parties should be detached
to lay waste all the settlements around, with instructions to do it
in the most effectual manner, that the...
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• Ernest Alexander Cruikshank
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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