AnInterestingJournalofAbnerStockingofChatham,ConnecticutAsKeptbyHimself,duringHisLongandTediousMarchthroughtheWildernesstoQuebec,untilHisReturntoHisNativePace.DetailingtheDistressingEventsoftheExpeditionagainstQuebec,undertheCommandofCol.ArnoldintheYear17

An Interesting Journal of Abner Stocking of Chatham, Connecticut As Kept by Himself, during His Long and Tedious March through the Wilderness to Quebec, until His Return to His Native Pace. Detailing the Distressing Events of the Expedition against Quebec, under the Command of Col. Arnold in the Year 1775 [電子書籍版]
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  • 著者:   Abner Stocking
  • 発売日:  2013年07月05日
  • 出版社:  VolumesOfValue
  • 商品番号:  1230000148027
  • 言語:  English

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An Interesting Journal of Abner Stocking of Chatham, Connecticut
As Kept by Himself, during His Long and Tedious March through the Wilderness to Quebec, until His Return to His Native Pace. Detailing the Distressing Events of the Expedition against Quebec, under the Command of Col. Arnold in the Year 1775


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INTRODUCTION
The reader cannot enter on the succeeding journal to advantage without first being acquainted with the object of the expedition, the circumstances under which it was undertaken, and the route marked out for the army to pursue.


In the month of June 1775 Gen. Schuyler was commissioned by Congress to invade Canada through the lakes ー to take possession of Ticonderoga and Crown Point; and if practicable to proceed to St. Johns and besiege that fortress. Should he succeed in getting possession of these posts on the lakes, the way would be open to proceed on to Montreal and from thence to Quebec, the capital of Canada.


General Washington calculating on the success of General Schuyler, and foreseeing that the whole force of Canada would be concentrated about Montreal, projected an expedition against Quebec, by a detachment from his camp before Boston, which was to march by the way of the Kennebeck river, and passing through the dreary wilderness lying between the settled parts of Maine and the St. Lawrence, and crossing the rugged mountains and deep morasses which abound in that country, to penetrate into Canada about ninety miles below Montreal...


 

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