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PICTORIAL FIELD-BOOK

OF

THE REVOLUTION;

OR,

ILLUSTRATIONS, BY PEN AND PENCIL, OF THE HISTORY, BIOG-

RAPHY, SCENERY, RELICS, AND TRADITIONS OF THE

WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE.

BY BENSON J. LOSSING.

WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD, BY LOSSING AND BARRITT,

CHIEFLY FROM ORIGINAL SKETCHES BY THE AUTHOR.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

329 & 331 PEARL STREET,

FRANKLIN SQUARE.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand

eight hundred and fifty, by

HARPER & BROTHERS,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District

of New York.

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CHAPTER 1.

of Governor Huntington-Tomb of General Jabez Hunting.

First unfurling of the Union Flag-Return of Colonel Knox ton-His five Sons- The old Burying-ground-Captain Per.

from the North with heavy Cannons and Howitzers--Plan king-Old Men of Norwich-Greenville-Tory Hill-Letter

of Attack on Boston-Re-enforcement of the Army--Council

of General Williams-New London-Its Settlement-Forti-

of War-Number of Troops--Situation of Washington-Con-

fications - The Harbor---Revolutionary Movements - Forts

dition of the British Troops in Boston--A Farce, and its Term.

Griswold and Trumbull - Prizes - Clinton's Designs --- Ar-

ination-Bombardment of Boston-Industry of Patriots---As. nold's Expedition-Naval Force of Connecticut--Landing of

tonishment of the British--Insecurity of the Fleet and Army the Enemy-March toward New London-Destruction of

---Preparations for bombarding Boston -- Condition of the the Town-Property destroyed—"Fire Lands"-Infamy of

Patriots there-Tacit Agreement to spare the Town-Can.

Arnold-Attack on Fort Griswold-Its Defense and Capture

nonade renewed - Commission to plunder-Bad Conduct --Murder of Colonel Ledyard-Cruelties at Fort Griswold-

of the British Troops- The Embarkation--Entrance of the

Fanny Ledyard-Departure of the Enemy-Events in 1813

Americans into the City--- The Refugees-Condition of Bos.

-Arnold's Dispatches--The Groton Monument-Inscription

ton after the Evacuation-Troops sent to New York—Linger-

upon it--Ascent of its Stair-case--- View from the Top-A

ing of British Vessels--Final Departure-Capture of Camp-

Retrospect–The Pequots-English Expedition against them

bell and Store-ships-Effect of the Evacuation of Boston- -Attack on their Fort-Pequot Hill-Destruction of the Fort

Medal awarded to Washington-- Denunciations by John -Terrible Massacre-Departure of the English---Another In-

Wilkes-Boldness of Common Council-Governor Penn- vasion--Destruction of the Pequots--Mrs. Ănna Bailey-Her

John Horne Tooke-Strength of the Americans -- Political

Husband at Fort Griswold-Her Mementoes and her Politics

Change in the London Common Council--Persecution of -Her Patriotism – Landing place of Arnold Bishop Sea- .

Stephen Sayre-Tenor of the King's Speech-His false Hopes bury's Monument--First Printing in Connecticut..Page 27-50

--Warm Debates in Parliament-Duke of Grafton in Opposi-

CHAPTER III.

tion-The Colonies placed under martial Law-Augmenta-
tion of the Army and Navy-Proposition to employ foreign Voyage to Rhode Island-Stonington-Arrival at Providence

Troops--Reasons for employing German Troops--Opposition

Roger Williams's Rock—“Water Lots"--Proposed Dese-

to it in Parliament-Terms on which the Mercenaries were cration---Arrival of Roger Williams-His Character-Narrow

hired--Parliament alarmed by a Rumor-French Emissary

Views of the Old Puritans-Zeal of Roger Williams-Dis-

in Philadelphia--Official Announcement of the evacuation of turbance at Salem-Williams arraigned for Treason - His

Boston-Royal approval of Howe's Course-Opinions of the Banishment-Flight to Seekonk--Landing at Providence-

People-Position of the Colonies--Count Rumford-Fortifi- Commencement of a Settlement-His Negotiations with the

(ations -- Boston Harbor Remains of the Revolutionary

Indians-Ingratitude of the Massachusetts Colony-March to

Fortifications around Boston-The “Convention Troops"-

and Encampment of the French Army at Providence-Site

Their Parole of Honor-Picture of the Captives-Burgoyne

of the Encampment-Remains - Departure of the French

in Boston-Expedition against Penobscot-Its Failure-Gen.

from Boston-Governor Cooke's Monument-La Fayettt's

eral Phillips--General Wadsworth--Close of the Chronicles Head-quarters - Roger Williams's Spring - Old Tavern in

of Boston

Providence-Its Associations-Destruction of Tea in Market

..Page 9-26

Square-Rhode Island Historical Society-Valuable Manu-

CHAPTER II.

scripts—A telescopic Peep at the Moon and Stars-Bryant's
Departure from Boston-Scenery on the Route-Cochituate- Song of the Stars"-Voyage to Gaspee Point- The Gaspee

The Quinebaug-Tradition of Mashapaug--- Arrival at Nor- -Conduct of her Commander-Sketch of Gaspee Point-
wich--A literary Friend--Indian History of Norwich-Uncas Governor Wanton--Montague's insolent Letter Wanton's
and Miantonomoh--Surrender of Miantonomoh to the En. Rejoinder-Captain Lindsey's Packet chased by the Gaspee
glish-Unjust Decision-Murder of Miantonomoh - Settle- -Expedition against the Gaspee-Her Destruction-Efforts
ment of New London-Settlement of Norwich -- Mohegan to discover the Incendiaries - The Commissioners-Return
Cemetery–Uncas's Monument Revolutionary Spirit-Owa. to Providence - Visit to Mr. John Howland -- His military
neko-Norwich Liberty Tree--Celebration under it-Hon- Career in the Revolution-Departure for Newport--Appear-
ors to John Wilkes--Patriotic town Meeting-Benevolence ance of Rhode Island - Mansion of Governor Gibbs - Old
of the People--March of Militia to Boston-General Hunting- Tower at Newport-Its former Appearance-Attempt to de.
ton-The French Officers-Benjamin Huntington - A pre- stroy it-Obscurity of its Origin-First Wind mill at New.
cious Heirloom-The Road to Lebanon-Bozrah and Fitch- port-Inquiries respecting the Tower—"Antiquitates Amer.
ville-Situation of Lebanon-Governor Trumbull--His Char. icana"-Inscription on Dighton Rock-Prescott's Head-quar.
acter and Services--His Dwelling and War Office-Settle. ters at Newport--Old Cemetery-Perry's Monument-Runic
ment of Lebanon-Lauzun-The Alden Tavern-General Inscriptions elsewhere -'Tononny Hill -- Hubbard's House
Prescott horsewhipped there- The Williams House – The and Mill-Inscription on Perry's Monument-Oppression of
T'rumbull Vault-Return to Norwich-Destruction of the the Whigs by Prescott-View from 'Tonomy Hill--Mrs. Hut-
Yantic Falls---Birth-place of Arnold --- Inscription upon the chinson and Sir Henry Vane-Persecution of Mrs. Hutchin-
Trumbull Monument - Arnold's early Years - Attempt to son and her Friends-- Settlement of Rhode Island--Its first
commit Murder--A Ringleader in Mischief-His Mother- Constitution--Royal Charter--Toleration in Rhode Island--
-Scorching Acrostic--Residence of Governor Huntington- Separation and Reunion of the Plantations-Newport--De-
Unpublished Letter written by Washington-Family Vault struction of the Sloop Liberty--Admiral Wallace in Narru

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