History From America's Most Famous Valleys
A MILITARY JOURNAL
During the American Revolutionary War, From 1775 to 1783.
Describing Interesting Events and Transactions of this period; with numerous Historical Fact and Anecdotes. From the Original Manuscript by James Thacher, M. D.
Second Edition, Revised and Corrected.
Boston, Published by Cottons & Barnard, 1827.
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DEDICATION TO THE FIRST EDITION-
TO HIS EXCELLENCY, JOHN BROOKS, ESQUIRE,
GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS.
IT is with peculiar felicity that your Excellency is recognized as one among the few survivors of that heroic band, who have been crowned with military honors for glorious achievements at an era when our republic was in its infancy, and in peril for its existence. This production, though aspiring not to the dignified title of history, may revive in your recollection scenes and events of the deepest interest, in which you nobly pavticipated, and may afford to the rising generation lessons of instruction and motives for gratitude to their progenitors, when we shall be at rest. Long may those public virtues and that philanthropy, which are so eminently your characteristics, continue to cement the love and gratitude of the people, and may the benedictions of Heaven be your final reward. With sentiments of profound veneration for the patriotic warrior and statesman, this work is dedicated,
By your Excellency's obedient,
and very humble servant,
Plymouth, January 1st, 1823.
A MILITARY JOURNAL
Major General Israel Putnam
Major General William Heath
Major General Benjamin Lincoln
Frederick William Augustus Baron De Steuben
The Marquis De La Fayette
Major General Horatio Gates
Brigadier General John Stark
Major General John Sullivan
Major General Thomas Conway
Major General Charles Lee
Major General Benedict Arnold
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