Washington and His Generals - Vol. 1

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Popular recognition of Greatness -- Washington's extraordinary Abilities -- How estimated -- Comparison of him with his most illustrious Contemporaries -- His early Experience -- Expedition to the Ohio -- Appointed a Lieutenant-Colonel -- Fort Necessity -- Great Meadows -- Braddock's Expedition -- Commands the Virginia Troops -- Married -- Delegated to Congress -- Elected Chief of the Army -- Establishment of Discipline -- Correspondence with Gage -- Enthusiasm and Perseverance -- British evacuate Boston -- He visits Philadelphia -- Concentrates his Forces in New York -- Battle of Long Island -- Embarkation at Brooklyn -- Retreat through New Jersey -- He is invested with dictatorial Power -- Battle of Trenton; of Princeton; of Brandywine; of Germantown -- Treaty with France -- Battle of Monmouth; of Stoney Point -- He visits Rochambeau -- Treason of Arnold -- Affairs in the South -- Surrender of Cornwallis -- Incidents at Newburgh -- He takes leave of the Army -- Elected President -- Closing Events of his Life -- his military Character.


Parentage -- Education -- Elected to the Rhode Island Assembly -- Commands the Troops of the Colony -- On Long Island -- In New York -- The Retreat through New Jersey -- Washington's Confidence in him -- Conduct at Brandywine; at Germantown -- Conway Cabal -- His Conduct at Monmouth; in Rhode Island -- Resigns the Quartermaster's Department -- Affair at Elizabethtown -- Presides at the Trial of André -- Joins the Army in the South-Reception in Carolina -- Anecdote -- Passage of the Yadkin -- Retreat to Virginia -- Recrosses the Dan -- Battle of Guilford Court-House; of Hobkirk's Hill -- Siege of Fort Ninety-Six -- Mur der of Colonel Hayne -- Battle. of Eutaw -- Close of the Campaign --Receives public Honours -- Conspiracy in the Pennsylvania Line -- Close of the War -- He removes to Georgia -- His Death and Character.


Of Irish Descent -- Interest in public Affairs -- Raises a Regiment -- Joins Sullivan in Canada -- Appointed a Brigadier-General -- Conduct in New Jersey -- At Brandywine -- Near Lancaster -- Court of Inquiry -- Battle of Germantown -- He obtains Supplies -- Battle of Monmouth -- Washington commends him -- Storming of Stoney Point -- Thanks of Congress --


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