Washington and His Generals - Vol. 1

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when three days after the fight De Kalb felt himself near death, he requested his aid-de-camp to communicate to the two generals and the army his high sense of their merits.

In 1782 he joined the light troops of the southern army, and commanded in the affair at Combahee, the last engagement of the war, in which he obtained a victory, with the loss of the gallant and much-lamented Laurens. On the declaration of peace he retired to his plantation near Charleston, where he remained till his death, which took place in 1792, at the age of forty-nine.

General Gist was married three times, and was the father of two sons, the first of whom he named "United," and the second "States," in this eccentric manner evincing a patriotism of which he had already given sterner and more memorable manifestations.


BRIGADIER-GENERAL DAVID WOOSTER.

THE early death of Wooster has prevented his name from being so generally familiar as the names of others who survived the contest to tell how fields were won, and to show the honourable scars of patriotic warfare.

He was born in Stratford, Connecticut, on the 2d of March, 1710. Early in life he visited England, where his fine talents, elegant address, and handsome person attracted the attention of the court. His portrait was engraved, his society courted, a captain's commission with half-pay for life was presented him, all showing the desire of the British government to conciliate the favour of those likely to be influential in the colonies.

Like most of the leaders in the Revolution, Wooster served honourably through the old French war, and such was the respect in which his abilities were held, that upon the breaking out of hostilities between ourselves and England

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