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Copyright by Harper & Brothers WASHINGTON AT YORKTOWN, 1781 The year before he wrote about preparedness to the President of the Continental Congress: “Had we formed a permanent army in the beginning ... we should never have had to retreat across the Delaware in 1776 trembling for the fate of America. ... We should not have been the greatest part of the war inferior to the enemy, indebted for our safety to their inactivity, enduring frequently the mortification of seeing inviting opportunities to ruin them pass unimproved for want of a force which the country was completely able to attord”

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THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
The only brilliant land victory of the Americans in the War of 1812. Under well trained and competent officers, who entrenched behind formidable breastworks, a

heterogeneous army defeated a superior British force, although on the west bank of the Mississippi River 800 militia under General Morgan ran away

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THE BURNING OF WASHINGTON
Alter the defeat at Bladensburg, Md., August 24, 1814, where militia and volunteers from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia fled after losing eight

dead and eleven wounded

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