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By John C. Fredriksen

ISBN-10: 1576076040

ISBN-13: 9781576076040

Americas army Adversaries КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: ABC-CLIOАвтор(ы): John C. FredriksenЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2001Количество страниц: 635ISBN: 1-57607-604-0Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 6.49 mb RapidIfolder zero

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They also maintained, at great personal risk, a steady and secret correspondence. By May 1778, the Americans reoccupied Philadelphia, seat of the Continental Congress. A military governor, Benedict Arnold, was then appointed by Gen. George Washington to oversee city affairs. Arnold sought this appointment, as he still needed to convalesce from injuries sustained at Saratoga in October 1777. It was not long before the heady general encountered the alluring Margaret Shippen at a party and—like most men in her company— was smitten.

Before action could be taken, Rodney had returned to the West Indies in pursuit of the French and the matter was dropped. Arbuthnot remained in control, but his overreaction to the entire episode did little to enhance an already sagging reputation. Despite a strong start by Cornwallis, Britain’s strategic position in the southern theater was slowly deteriorating by December 1780. Clinton then resolved to launch a diversion in Virginia on his behalf under Gen. Benedict Arnold. The following March, word arrived that the French fleet, under Adm.

Thus situated, Bacon established himself on a sizable plantation at Curles, about 50 miles above Jamestown, where he attempted to settle into the life of a gentleman farmer. Unfortunately, Virginia at this time was experiencing a period of economic and social distress. Due to a dramatic fall in the price of tobacco, the colony’s principal export, a severe depression had lingered for several months. For tenant farmers eking out a marginal existence, this usually meant the liquidation of one’s property to pay off debts.

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