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By John Ferling

ISBN-10: 0195181212

ISBN-13: 9780195181210

Virtually a Miracle: the yankee Victory within the conflict of Independence ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ, ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Oxford college PressАвтор(ы): John FerlingЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2007Количество страниц: 694ISBN: 978-0-19-518121-0Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 8.47 mb fast Ifolder eighty five

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North’s plan was designed to divide the Americans, as it would give the most conservative colonists what purported to be a ministerial concession onto which to grasp. While the peace plan was readied for public consumption—it was the only step that was revealed to the public—the cabinet agreed to send an additional 3,500 men, four regiments together with several hundred marines. Finally, on January 27, 1775, Dartmouth, at the behest of the North government, directed General Gage to use “a vigorous Exertion of .

17 Widespread protests in America caused Britain to repeal the Stamp Act after a year, although in the Townshend Duties and Tea Act Parliament subsequently attempted to levy other taxes on the provincials. The taxes not only stirred American acrimony, they reawakened and helped to shape the anger sown among many provincials during the two final intercolonial wars. Much of the fury and pulsating distrust of Great Britain that welled up among the colonists after 1765 was focused on the presence of the British army, which increasingly was pulled from the West and deployed in the East, especially in New York City and Boston.

One regular, a private, had been hit, but not fatally. When order was at last restored and the regulars had secured Lexington Common, they began the search for Hancock and Adams. It was futile, of course, but it consumed time, prompting several regular officers—who now knew that dispatch riders were alerting the countryside—to urge Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, whom Gage had placed in charge of the operation, to call off the march to Concord. Smith refused, although he sent Gage a request for reinforcements.

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