Battle Maps and Charts of the American Revolution

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9780405055409: Battle Maps and Charts of the American Revolution

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...HUGER, DILLON, PULASKI POSITION OF THE ALLIED ARMIES.-The French fleet arrived off Tybec Island September 8th, and anchored near the bar. On the 9th ths troops landed twelve miles below Savannah, and on the 16th D'Estaing summoned the garrison to surrender. General Prevent asked and gained a truce of twenty-four hours, during which interval Lt.--ol. Maitland skillfully eluded the American outposts, and joined, with eight hundred excellent troors. Surrender was then declined. The American army joined the French on the 16th, and batteries were at once placed in position. BRITISH POSITION.--At the first intimation that a large French fleet was off the coast. General Prevost removed the buoys from the harbor, and put a large force of negroes at work, to strengthen the post. New redoubts, made of double palmetto logs, interfilled with sand, a strong palisade, and a series of minor detached defences, were pushed forward with energy. Re ays of men enabled the work to be carried on at night, as well as by day. Capt. Moncrieff, Engineer-in-chargc, has left his notes, which are reproduced, on map. Major Graham made a sally Sept. 24, and Major McArthur another on the 27th, at night, but without valuable results. Note I.--On the 5th of October, a battery of nine mortars, thirty-three heavy guns from the land side, and sixteen from the river, opened fire, a id this was kept up until the 8th. Houses were burned, but little damage was done to the defences. It became evident that the siege would be protracted, and tne season of the year was so dangerous that the French fleet could not remain longer on the coast. It was necessary to raise the siege, or storm the town. Not3 II.--The force detailed for that assault consisted of 3,500 French troops; 600 American regulars; Pu'a...

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