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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AROUND BOSTON

I
THE BEGINNING

OUR pilgrimage will naturally begin in Boston, for in Boston and its vicinity the first organized resistance to British oppression was made; while the old city still conserves more mementoes of the days that preceded the actual outbreak of hostilities than any other in our country.

The lion and the unicorn on the old State House gable had looked down upon the Boston massacre, when, on a clear March night in 1770, the new-fallen snow was tinged with the blood of unarmed citizens; near the corner of Washington and Essex Streets once stood the Liberty Tree, in whose shade the "Sons of Liberty" used to meet and discuss their grievances. From the door of the Old South Meeting House--still one of the city's venerated landmarks--a crowd of men, disguised as savages, set out for Griffin's wharf, where they boarded the Dartsmouth, the Eleanor, and Beaver and dumped their cargoes of tea into the harbor.

Through a window above the pulpit of this same meeting-house, Doctor Warren was introduced on the fifth anniversary of the Boston massacre, that is, on the 5th of March, 1775, and its walls echoed the ringing

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xi
  • Introductory 1
  • Introductory 3
  • Around Boston 7
  • I - The Beginning 9
  • II - Lexington and Concord 17
  • III - Bunker Hill 39
  • Ticonderoga and Lake Champlain 49
  • To the Plains of Saratoga 67
  • I - Ticonderoga to Fort Edward 69
  • II - The Green Mountains 76
  • III - The Mohawk Valley 87
  • IV - Saratoga 101
  • Down the Hudson 115
  • About New York 145
  • In the Jerseys 173
  • I- Trenton 175
  • II - Princeton 191
  • III - Morristown 204
  • Round About Philadelphia 213
  • I - Chadd's Ford and the Brandywine 215
  • II - Germantown 228
  • III - Valley Forge 236
  • Philadelphia 247
  • Campaigns in the Carolinas 271
  • I - Charleston 273
  • II - Through South Carolina 289
  • III - Guilford Court House 307
  • Through Virginia 315
  • I - Williamsburg 317
  • II- Yorktown 329
  • III - Hampton Roads 341
  • Mount Vernon 345
  • Mount Vernon 347
  • Washington 361
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