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Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777 With an outline sketch of the American Invasion of Canada, 1775-76.   By: (1833-1905)

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WORKS BY SAMUEL ADAMS DRAKE

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[Illustration: GENL. BURGOYNE.]

Decisive Events in American History

BURGOYNE'S INVASION OF 1777

WITH AN OUTLINE SKETCH OF THE AMERICAN INVASION OF CANADA, 1775 76

BY SAMUEL ADAMS DRAKE

BOSTON 1889 LEE AND SHEPARD PUBLISHERS 10 MILK STREET NEXT "OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE" NEW YORK CHARLES T. DILLINGHAM 718 AND 720 BROADWAY

BOSTON S. J. PARKHILL & CO., PRINTERS

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

INTRODUCTION 9

PRELUDE.

I. THE INVASION OF CANADA 15

II. THE INVASION OF CANADA 19

BURGOYNE'S INVASION.

I. THE PLAN OF CAMPAIGN 27

II. BURGOYNE'S ARMY 33

III. THE FALL OF TICONDEROGA 37

IV. HUBBARDTON 45

V. FACING DISASTER 56

VI. THE MARCH TO FORT EDWARD 61

VII. BEFORE BENNINGTON 68

VIII. BATTLE OF BENNINGTON 77

IX. AFTER BENNINGTON 87

X. ST. LEGER'S EXPEDITION 90

XI. OUR ARMY ADVANCES 95

XII. BATTLE OF BEMIS' HEIGHTS 101

XIII. LINCOLN'S RAID IN BURGOYNE'S REAR 113

XIV. SECOND BATTLE OF FREEMAN'S FARM 116

XV. RETREAT AND SURRENDER 126

XVI. SEVENTEENTH OF OCTOBER, 1777 137

XVII. CONSEQUENCES OF DEFEAT 143

[Illustration: MILITARY MAP, LAKE CHAMPLAIN.]

INTRODUCTION

Among the decisive events of the Revolutionary struggle, Burgoyne's campaign deservedly holds the foremost place, as well for what it led to, as for what it was in inception and execution at once the most daring, most quixotic, and most disastrous effort of the whole war.

Burgoyne was himself, in some respects, so remarkable a man that any picture of his exploits must needs be more or less tinted with his personality. And this was unusually picturesque and imposing. He acquired prestige, at a time when other generals were losing it, through his participation in Carleton's successful campaign. But Burgoyne was something more than the professional soldier. His nature was poetic; his temperament imaginative. He did nothing in a commonplace way. Even his orders are far more scholarly than soldier like. At one time he tells his soldiers that "occasions may occur, when nor difficulty, nor labor, nor life are to be regarded" as if soldiers, in general, expected anything else than to be shot at! at another, we find him preaching humanity to Indians, repentance to rebels, or better manners to his adversary, with all the superb self consciousness that was Burgoyne's most prominent characteristic... Continue reading book >>




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