By John C. Fredriksen
Innovative warfare Almanac КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: evidence On FileСерия: Almanacs of yank warsАвтор(ы): John C. FredriksenЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2006Количество страниц: 769ISBN: 0-8160-5997-7Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 12.7 mb RAPIDили IFOLDER zero
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An attack on the American right under General Robert Pigot is likewise rebuffed with many casualties. Stunned by such resistance, Howe rallies the survivors and leads then back up the hill a second time. Once again, the precise, closely ordered British approach to within a few yards of American defenses before being cut down by sheets of accurate musketry. Howe’s entire staff has been shot down beside him, yet he miraculously emerges unscathed. He nonetheless resolves on a final assault to settle affairs with cold steel and orders his men to drop their 80-pound backpacks.
NAVAL: A squadron of two Rhode Island state vessels under Captain Abraham Whipple captures a British tender on the Providence River. June 16 POLITICS: The Continental Congress commissions Charles Lee, Israel Putnam, Philip J. Schuyler, and Artemas Ward as major generals. Three more brigadier generals are also authorized to promote greater geographical balance. NORTH: Throughout the night, Colonel Richard Gridley, the Continental army’s first chief engineer, directs construction of fortifications upon Breed’s Hill overlooking Boston Harbor.
The delegates are heartened by news of Fort Ticonderoga’s capture, and many hope its fall will induce the inhabitants of Canada to join the rebellion. SOUTH: Royal governor Josiah Martin of North Carolina notifies authorities in London that he is powerless to stop the population from joining the militia or starting a new government. May 21 NORTH: To alleviate supply shortages, General Thomas Gage authorizes forage parties to land on various islands in Boston Harbor. However, when a party of troops ventures upon Grape Island, many inhabitants gather into three boats and land there to oppose them.
Revolutionary War Almanac by John C. Fredriksen