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The Story of Butler's Rangers and the Settlement of Niagara (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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The Story of Butler's Rangers and the Settlement of Niagara (Paperback): Cruikshank, Ernest Alexander Cruikshank

The Story of Butler's Rangers and the Settlement of Niagara (Paperback)

Cruikshank, Ernest Alexander Cruikshank

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 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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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2012
First published: June 2012
Authors: Cruikshank • Ernest Alexander Cruikshank
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-61826-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-152-61826-1
Barcode: 9781152618268

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