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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PRINCETON

AFTER this signal success at Trenton, so in- spiriting to the Americans, Washington led his little army triumphantly back, with their thou- sand prisoners and captured standards, to Newtown--a hard march indeed for the already wearied patriots, but their spirits were now buoyed up by the knowledge of work well done. After a few days' rest the commander- in-chief was back in Trenton, and by the first of the year was encamped upon the hills along the south side of the Assanpink beyond the bridge.

At the news from Trenton Cornwallis had cancelled his sailing for England, and by Howe's orders now returned to New Jersey with all speed to crush Washington. He took with him more than seven thousand of his best troops, he himself leading the advance. The situation again grew critical. Washington would not and could not retreat, for thus all the moral effect gained by his victory at Trenton would have been nullified. So he quietly awaited his enemy's coming.

As Cornwallis advanced down the old turnpike from Princeton (the road the trolley now follows) he was met at Five Mile Creek, near Maidenhead (now charming Lawrenceville, with its pretty homes and verdant golf-

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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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