A Revolutionary Pilgrimage: Being an Account of a Series of Visits to Battlegrounds & Other Places Made Memorable by the War of the Revolution

A Revolutionary Pilgrimage: Being an Account of a Series of Visits to Battlegrounds & Other Places Made Memorable by the War of the Revolution

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A Revolutionary Pilgrimage: Being an Account of a Series of Visits to Battlegrounds & Other Places Made Memorable by the War of the Revolution

A Revolutionary Pilgrimage: Being an Account of a Series of Visits to Battlegrounds & Other Places Made Memorable by the War of the Revolution

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I Propose, on this Revolutionary Pilgrimage, to take the reader, step by step, to all the important localities connected with our War of the Revolution. We shall start at Lexington and Concord, and finish at Yorktown. En route, we shall visit battle-fields and historic sites, and see them as they appear to us today. We shall also note what has been done to commemorate the events that took place upon them and perpetuate their memories. We shall see traces of old redoubts; the ruined walls of Ticonderoga; the streets of Trenton; the spot where Washington crossed the Delaware; the buildings and churches wherein historic events were enacted--the places associated with Washington, Stark, Greene, Marion, Lafayette, and the other heroes of the Revolution.

I propose also to take with us, as guides, eye-witnesses of the events they describe--those who have left us the best records of what they themselves saw--authors long since silent, contemporaries, sometimes illiterate, of the events they write about, and, in some instances, the chief actors in them; so that we shall read upon the spot, for example, Paul Revere own account of his Midnight Ride, Ethan Allen's own narrative of the taking of . . .

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