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LECTURES

ON THE

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

OF THE

UNITED STATES

Illustrated

Editors
EDWIN WILEY, M.A., Ph.D.

Formerly of the Library of Congress
Librarian U. S. Naval War College, Newport, R. I.

and
IRVING E. RINES

Advisory Editor
(In the Field of International Relations and Government)
ALBERT BUSHNELL HART, Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D.

Professor of Government in Harvard University

ELEVEN VOLUMES
WITH MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE

NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT 1916

BY
IRVING E. RINES

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THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE AND THE ATTAINMENT OF NATIONALITY.

1764 — 1789.

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PART ONE.

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 1764–1783

(Continued).

CHAPTER XV.

PAGE

1777.

Murder of Jane McCrea.................. 35-36

BATTLES OF TRENTON AND PRINCETON: PLUNDERING

Battle of Freeman's Farm............... 36–38

Brown's attack on Ticonderoga.....

EXPEDITION.

PAGE

Clinton captures Forts Clinton and Mont-

Washington urges greater vigor............ 1-2

gomery ...........

......... 39-42

Washington appointed dictator............ 2

Battle of Behmus Heights................ 42-44

Capture of Hessians under Rall at Trenton.. 37

Death of Fraser; Burgoyne retreats

Battle of Princeton.....

.......... 7-10

Burgoyne surrenders .... ........ 46-48

Proclamations of Howe and Washington.... 10-12

Schuyler's generosity ...................... 49

British plundering arouses inhabitants.... 11-12

Treatment of British prisoners........... 49–50

Plundering by Americans................ 12-13

Appendix to Chapter XVI.

Suffering of the prisoners at New York.... 13-15

Burgoyne's Proclamation ........... 50-51

Army inoculated ......................... 15

Heath's attempt to capture Fort Independence 15

CHAPTER XVII.

Tryon’s irruption into Connecticut........ 16-17

1777.

Meig's attack on Sag Harbor............... 17

Capture of General Prescott............. 17–18

HOWE'S CAMPAIGN AGAINST PHILADELPHIA.

Position of American forces.............. 51-52

CHAPTER XVI.

Howe's movements perplex Washington... 52-53

Lafayette and other foreign officers...... 53–54

1777.

Howe enters the Chesapeake............. 54-55

BURGOYNE'S INVASION.

Battle of Brandywine...

55–58

Burgoyne in command of forces in Canada.. 18–19

Rain prevents another battle........

58

Strength of his army......

19-20 Washington retreats to Warwick Furnace... 59

Indians employed .......

Battle near White Horse Tavern......... 59–60

Purgoyne's proclamation .....

20 Congress moves from Philadelphia.......... 60

Fortifications at Ticonderoga..

The Battle of Germantown............... 62-65

St. Clair evacuates Ticonderoga....... 21-22

Attacks on Forts Mifflin and Mercer...... 65–68

Attack at Skenesborough Falls. ...... 23

23 American army goes into winter quarters.. 68–69

Attack on Fort Anne.......

... 24

Schuyler obstructs Burgoyne's passage 24-25

CHAPTER XVIII.

Reinforcements sent north..

..... 25–26

1778.

Burgoyne's slow progress..... ..... 26–27

Battle of Bennington....

27-31

VALLEY FORGE: CONWAY'S CABAL.

Defeat of St. Leger in the Mohawk Valley. 31-33 Sad condition of army..... ........... 70

Herkimer defeated at Oriskany........... 31-32 Sufferings of the troops.................. 71-72

Arnold's strategem ...

32–33 Corruption among contractors............ 7273

Schuyler superseded by Gates....... 33–34 Howe's reasons for inactivity............. 7374

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME III.

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