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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4

Commander in Chief of the American Forces During the War

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Author: John Marshall
Published: 1926
Language: English
Wordcount: 123,657 / 377 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 764
Added to site: 2006.06.16
mnybks.net#: 14019
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Biography
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artillery, however, played on the enemy with considerable effect; and the regiments of Gunby and Hawes advanced on the British front with resolution. Some companies on the right of the Maryland regiment returned the fire of the enemy, and their example was followed by the others. Notwithstanding this departure from orders, they continued to advance with intrepidity, and Greene entertained sanguine hopes of victory. His prospects were blasted by one of those incidents against which military prudence can make no provision.

Captain Beaty, who commanded on the right of Gunby's regiment, was killed, upon which his company with that adjoining it got into confusion and dropped out of the line. Gunby ordered the other companies, which were still advancing, to fall back, and form, with the two companies, behind the hill which the British were ascending. This retrograde movement was mistaken for a retreat, and the regiment gave way. Encouraged by this circumstance, the British pressed forward with increased ard

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