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ii. 13; massacre, ii. 30; arrival of tea, ii. 55 ; destruction of tea, ii., 56 ; passage of the Boston Port Bill, ii. 56; Port Bill carried into effect, ii. 61 ; general league recommended at town meeting, ii. 63 ; excitement in, ii. 64; rumored cannonading of, ii. 80; like a place besieged, ii. 106; besieged, ii. 157 ; arrival of British troops, ii. 157; feeling against the British in, ii. 208; in a state of siege, ii. 237; question of bombardment, ii. 309; preparations in the harbor, ii. 387; destitution and sickness, iii. 19; opening of bombardment, iii. 27; British evacuate, iii. 38 f. ; occupied by the Americans, iii. 43 ; peo
ple of, project expedition against Penobscot, v. 272 Boston, frigate, engagement with the Ambuscade, vii.
361 Botetourt, Lord, Governor of Virginia, ii. 21 ; his
manners, ii. 21; his style and equipage, ii. 22 ; opening of the session, ii. 22 ; dissolves the House of Burgesses, ii. 24; conciliatory conduct, ii. 25;
his death, ii. 31 Bottle Hill, Americans encamped at, iv. 45; alarm
post, v. 235 Boudinot, Elias, to Pres. Wharton v., 42 Bougainville, De, detached to watch Wolfe's move
ments, i. 379; arrives too late, i. 385 Bouquet, Colonel, stationed at Raystown, i., 354; halt
at Loyal Hannan, i. 360 Bourlamarque dismantles Ticonderoga and Crown
Point, i. 372 Braam, Van. . (See Van Braam.) Braddock, Major-General Edward, appointed general
issimo of the colonial forces, i. 192 ; anecdotes of, i. 194; lands at Hampton, i. 196 ; proceeds to Alexandria, i. 198; invites Washington to join his staff, i. 200 ; sets out from Alexandria, i. 210; commencement of troubles, i. 210; interview with Franklin, i., 211; arrives at Fort Cumberland, i. 214; his discipline, i. 218; treatment of Indians, i. 220; to Governor Morris, i., 221; his impatience and obstinacy, i. 223; leaves Fort Cumberland, i. 227 ; asks the advice of Washington, i. 229; advances to
Braddock, Major-General Edward-Continued. attack Fort Duquesne, i. 229; solicitude for Wash
ngton, i. 234 ; difficulties of the march, i. 235; sends scouts to Fort Duquesne, i. 237; Scarooyadi's son killed by mistake, i. 238; admirable conduct, i. 239 ; tardiness of his march, i. 241 ; crosses the Monongabela, i. 244; commencement of the battle, i. 246; is wounded, i. 251; his despair, i. 251 ; the rout, i. 252; reaches the Great Meadows, i., 255 ; his
death, i. 256; dying requests, i. 256; character, i. Bradford, Wm., Attorney-General, vii. 379 ; death of, Bradstreet, Lieutenant-Colonel, secures a saw-mill, i.
345; expedition against Fort Frontenac, i. 347 ff. Brandywine, battle of the, iv. 297 ff.; description of
the retreat, iv. 303 Brandywine Creek, iv, 296 Branvan, Colonel, joins Sumter, vi. 146 Brant, Mohawk Sachem, ii. 198 ; at Niagara, v. 216;
depredations of, vi. 112 Breed's Hill, ii. 166; fortified, ii. 168 Breton Club, wii. 173 Breyman, Coloner, to the relief of Baum, iv. 266, 269;
mortally wounded, iv. 367 Bridport, Lord, death of Washington, viii. 122 British, ministry, efforts to suppress smuggling, i.
419; manufactures, resolutions not to import, i. 421; officers, their scornful spirit, ii. 170; troops at Boston, ii. 209; attack the coast, ii. 302; plan of operations, ii. 388; officers and their amusements, iii. 18 ff.; move against Dorchester Heights, iii. 35; prepare to evacuate Boston, iii. 37 ff.; embarkation from Boston, iii. 40; designs against New York, iii. 102 ; plans for the attack on Long Island, iii. 189; crossing.
from Long Island, iii. 244 ; land at Throg's Neck, iii. 275; ships move up to Burdett's Ferry, iii. 289; cross the Hudson above Fort Lee, iii. 341 ; army contrasted with American, iv. 51; evacuate the Jerseys, iv. 147 ; invasion from Canada, iv. 155 ; fleet leaves New York, iv. 201 ; enters the Chesapeake, iv. 224
Brodhead, Colonel, expeditions against the Indians, v.
251 Bromfield, Major, attack on Fort Griswold, vi. 330 Brooke, Judge, on Washington's hilarity, vii. 73 Brooklyn, defenses of, iii. 187 ff. Brooks, General, meets Washington at Cambridge,
vii. 182 Brooks, Lieutenant-General, joins Prescott, ii. 165 ;
attacks Burgoyne's camp, iv. 366 Brown, Colonel, surprises Ticonderoga, iv. 336 ;
threatens Diamond Island, iv. 338 Brown, Dr., attends Washington, viii. 115 Brown, Lieutenant, brings flag of truce, iii. 134 ;
recognition of Washington's rank, iii. 134 Brown, Lieutenant-Colonel, commands expedition to
Augusta, v. 360 Brown, Major John, despatched into Canada, ii, 261 ;
projects with Allen an attack on Montreal, ii. 289; and Major Livingston take Fort Chamblee, ii. 320; drives Colonel Maclean back, ii. 326; successful
feint, ii. 406 Brudenell, Mr., accompanies Lady Ackland, iv. 374 Brunswick, troops hired by England, iii. 61 Bryant, Lieutenant, at Throg's neck, iii. 277 Buford, Colonel, pursued and defeated by Tarleton, v.
360 ff. Bullitt, Captain, brave conduci, i. 362; promoted to
major, i. 364 Bunker's Hiil' to be fortified, ii. 163 ; position of, ii.
165; advance of General Pigot, ii. 177 ; advance of General Howe, ii. 178; second attack, ii. 179 ; British again retreat, ii. 181; third attack, ji. 181; the Americans driven from the breastwork on the left, ii. 182; American ammunition exhausted, ii. 183; American retreat, ii. 184; Stark, Reed, and Knowlton maintain their ground, ii. 183; Putnam endeavors to rally the troops, ii. 184; relative merits of the American officers, ii
. 186; occupied by the British, ii. 212 Burgesses (Va.), House of, convened, i. 128; votes thanks to Washington and his officers, i. 173 ; grant £20,000 for the public service, i. 183 ; meeting called, ii. 61
Burgoyne, General, arrives at Boston, ii. 157 ; can
nonading at Bunker's Hill, ii. 180; described, ii. 210; Walpole’s witticism, ji. 211 ; correspondence with Lee, ii. 241 ; in Canada, iii. 97 ; pursues Suilivan, iii. 100; reported arrival at Quebec, iv. 143 ; plan of campaign, iv. 155; on Lake Champlain, iv. 160; arrives at Crown Point, iv. 162; fortifies Mount Hope, iv. 176; pursues the flotilla, iv. 183; moves towards the Hudson, iv. 231 ; murder of Miss McCrea, iv. 234; at Fort Edward, iv. 237; opposite Saratoga, iv. 263 ; hears of Baum's surrender, iv. 271; correspondence with Gates, iv. 281 ; dubious position, iv. 320; to Lord Germaine on his prospects, iv. 322; moves across the Hudson, iv. 327; encamps near Gates, iv. 330; attacked by Arnold, iv. 331 ; critical situation, iv. 336; news from Clinton, iv. 336; harassed by the Americans, iv. 338 ; movement against Gates, iv. 361; shifts his position, iv. 369; at the burial of General Fraser, iv. 370 ; dismal retreat, iv. 372; concerning Lady Ackland, iv. 373; reaches Saratoga, iv. 375 ; destruction of Schuyler's property, iv. 376; fortifies his camp, iv. 377; capitulates, iv. 381; meeting with Gates, iv. 384; kind reception by Schuyler, iv. 389; question
of embarkation, v. 108 Burke, Edmund, on the employment of men-of-war as
custom-house officers, i. 421 ; on the state of affairs
in America, iv. 40 Burke, Judge, denounces the Cincinnati, vii. 44 Burr, Aaron, a volunteer, ii. 277 ; Montgomery's aide
de-camp, ii. 403 ; on the designs of the British, iii.
178; on a reconnoitering expedition, v. 177 Burton, Lieutenant-Colorel, ordered to advance, i.
246; the detachments fall back upon him in con
fusion, i. 248 Bush, Crean, iii. 38 Bushnell's submarine battery, iii. 264 Buskirk, Major, v. 277 Butler, Colonel, accompanies Wayne, vi. 170 Butler, Colonel, at Oriskany, iv. 254 Butler, Colonel John, commands expedition against
Wyoming, v. 217
Butler, Colonel Richard, surprises a party of Hessians,
v. 227 Butler, Colonel Zebulon, in command of Forty Fort,
v. 218; battle of Wyoming, v. 219 Butler, General, reinforces Greene, vi. 232 ; at Guil
ford Court-House, vi. 235 Butler, Lieutenant-Colonel, to intercept Colonel Sim
coe, vi. 297 Butler, Major-General, with General St. Clair, vii. 259;
killed, vii. 262 Butlers of Tryon County, ii. 198 Butterfield, Major, surrenders the Cedars, iii. 83 Byrd, Colonel, i. 338 Byrd, Mr., visits the garrison, iii. 164 Byron, Admiral, arrives at New York, v. 229; tries to entrap D'Estaing, v. 229
CADWALADER, Colonel John, commands detachment
of volunteers, iii. 391 ; marches to Burlington, iv. 8; to Washington advising pursuit, iv. 9; sends in
pursuit of Donop, iv. 11; at Crosswicks, iv. 17 Cadwalader, Lambert, iii. 152; at Fort Washington,
iii. 282; forced to retreat, iii. 332 Caldwell, Mrs., killed by the British, v. 370 ; popular
excitement, v. 374 Caldwell, Reverend James, the “rousing gospel
preacher,” v. 297 ; his return home, v. 372; in the
fight at Springfield, v. 378 Callbeck, Mr., taken prisoner, ii. 347 ; to Washing
ton, ii. 348 Calvert, Benedict, ii. 50 Cambridge, assembling of patriots, ii. 94 Camden, battle of, vi. 12 f.; Aight of American
militia, vi. 14; burnt by the British, vi. 307 Campbell, Colonel, orders a retreat, ii. 409 Campbell, Colonel William, pursues Major Ferguson,
vi. 135; in the battle of King's Mountain, vi. 137; at Guilford Court-House, vi. 235; at Eutaw Springs, vi. 360 ; charges the British, vi. 362 ; his death, vi.