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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III
BUNKER HILL

HE 19th of April, 1775, was followed by a month or two of feverish activity in and around Boston, and, indeed, throughout all the American colonies. Tidings of the lights at Lexington and Concord spread like wild-fire through the land. East and west, north and south, as the message flew from the Green Mountain intervales to the cypress swamps of the Carolinas, patriots sprang to arms.

The Rhode Island Assembly voted an "army of observation," and appointed Nathaniel Greene, an ironmaster, who was destined to become second only to Washington himself in the high command, as its brigadier. Twelve hundred men from the New Hampshire Grants, with gallant John Stark at their head, marched into the camp at Cambridge; while Israel Putnam led the men of Connecticut as they came to join their comrades near Boston. So that soon the American lines extended from Prospect Hill, to the north of Cambridge, all the way to Roxbury, both wings being protected by intrenchments. Meanwhile, the British garrison in Boston had also been reinforced by the arrival of fresh regiments from England, with three distinguished generals--Howe, Clin

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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
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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