Chasing McCree Chasing McCree yTHis brother along with thousands of other captured Americans perished in prison by severe usage sickness etc He was also a participant in most major and many minor military actions in and around New York City throughout the war Though these memoirs were written fortyears after the fact they provide a literate Tallmadge graduated from Yale in 1773 record of American leadership and battlefield fortunes At this time a very dense fog began to rise I recollect this particular providential occurrence perfectly well Twice Tallmadge recounts events as evidence of providential intervention one happening in December 1782 after Yorktown when most history books assume general military action had ceased What is most worth of notice is the fact that when these two attempts were to have been made in which doubtless many lives would have been lost the articles of peace been lost the preliminary articles of peace been signed not known to us Interestingly no mention is made of American Captain Nathan Hale but much of British Major John Andre Both were hung as spiesAndre a most elegant and accomplished gentleman An easy read despite the stilted language of the era Some of which sounds slightly humorous to modern ears A large body of the garrison were stationed at the place appointed for our landing which probably would have annoyed us greatly I m watching the Turn series and this is a great memoir to understanding the real persons involved in our country s independence It is a uick read and at times a captivating first hand account of a major figure of the Revolutionary War I am taking off a star because I was disappointed he never mentioned the Culper Ring which is such a HUGE part of his contribution to the war effort However beyond the we marched here and then we marched here sections there were some wonderful passages about his deep respect for
George Washington I Love Historical Washington I love historical and especially those based on eyewitness events This is a Col Tallmadge s memoir of the time he served GEN Washington in the Battle of NY during the summer of 1776 and the subseuent Impossible Things years It is a uick read and his story of being there when MAJ John Andre was executed is very moving Very recommended. T this work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciateour support of the preservation process and thank ou for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevan.
He Is My Gre Tallmageis my gre Tallmage memoir is a uick read and provides interesting descriptions of Washington with whom Tallmage worked closely as a oung colonel during the Revolution But I was disappointed by one major omission there was nothing in the book about the spy ring that Tallmage built for Washington in his position as this country s first intelligence officer Books have been written about that spy ring which played such a big role in helping us win the war so I was hoping to hear a first hand account of it But I guess Tallmage the son of a minister and a man of gr A Real American HeroA very enjoyable read for anyone interested in the American Revolution 5 stars for Benjamin Tallmadge a hero and role model by every sense of the word brave bold honorable upright and inspirational 4 stars for content Wachten op Apollo you can see part of what made Tallmadge an outstanding leader in his directness clarity and brevity This reads like an executive summary I would ve liked to have details and anecdotes the man who led the continental army s intelligence spy ring unit made a fortune fought Thomas Jefferson fiercely against slavery and gave considerable financial contributions to promote moral issues makes no mention of these 1 Star for this particular edition it seems that some software was used to scan the older text and no care was taken to editing the electronic translation lots of words mis written like clown instead of down multiple times and punctuation in wrong places I regret paying an extra couple of dollars for this annotated version there were only a couple of them one of them pointing to a celebrity book which makes me think this entire edition was an advertisement Otherwise just emphasis placed on some text with italics Not worth it I soon left the paternal abode and entered the tented field As a student of history I love primary sources What letters and journals of participants suffer in bias they make up in immediacy Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge was a Revolutionary War hero known to viewers of AMC s TURN Washington s spymaster They got that much righ. R most important libraries around the world and other notations in the work This work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United Statesou may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the workAs a reproduction of a historical artifac.