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Identifier: magazineofamericv4stev (find matches)
Title: The magazine of American history with notes and queries
Year: 1877 (1870s)
Authors: Stevens, John Austin, 1827-1910. ed. cn DeCosta, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1831-1904. ed. cn Johnston, Henry Phelps, 1842-1923, ed. cn Lamb, Martha J. (Martha Joanna), 1829-1893. ed. cn Pond, Nathan Gillett, 1832-1894 ed Abbatt, William, 1851-1935, comp
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Publisher: New York : A.S. Barnes
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F, Skirmish on Vandewaters Heights between the Light Infantry, the 42d Regiment, Hessian Company of Chas-seurs and the Rebels, the latter obliged to retire within their works with loss, the i6th September. down the North River by Bloomingdale Delancys, and which road Iwould have them march, as they will keep the river in sight, and pass atolerable landing-place for troops in the neighborhood of Bloomingdale.This detachment should bring a couple of light field pieces. It will behere noticed, in the appendix to this article, that General Greene, writingto Washington of the movement of the troops on the 22d of October,expressly designates the place where the Monday action, as the fight
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THE BATTLE OF HARLEM PLAINS \6g of the i6th was known in the army as on the hill. It will not be pre-tended that the British troops were on the 22d of October in the neigh-borhood of Audubon Park and the Morris House. Mr. Jays account of the Battle of Harlem Plains is amply supportedboth by tradition and documents. It is in entire accord with the con-temporaneous authority carefully collected by Mr. William Kelby forthe New York Historical Society, and printed by it as an appendix toJays address, and is now still further corroborated by the additionaltestimony which has been kindly contributed by this thorough andpainstaking investigator of New York history. JOHN AUSTIN STEVENS * The Battle of Harlem Plains. Oration before the New York Historical Society, Septemberl6, 1876, by John Jay. Published by the Society. New York. 1876. APPENDIX General Washington to the President of Congress,Headquarters, at Colonel Roger Morris*s House,18 September, 1776. * * About the time of the posts depa

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