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"cornwallis" Discussed on Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast
"cornwallis" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Suits in here until 11 p.m.. And on this date in military history, several significant things happened in 17 39. One of the one of the best or worst named wars kicked off. That would be the war of Jenkins here. And who was Jenkins? And why was a war fought over his ear? Well, Jenkins was a sailor merchant seamen. And he wasin a barroom brawl in Havana in 17 31. And he was fighting with a Spanish customs guard. And the Spaniards took revenge upon him by amputating his left ear. And he kept the left ear as and preserved it in salt, as I guess sailors d'oh or something. On DH years later. The British have a dispute over the Spaniards with the Spaniards, I should say over the borders the border lines of the Spanish Florida colony. On the British air, looking for a way to precipitate a war and adjust the border lines and word gets out that this this old chap Jenkins had a run in With a with a bit of a Spanish tosser back in 17 31 and his ear was cut off and they said, Well, how do we is? There was cut off, but how do we know your story's true? And he produced the air and the ear was taken by a member of parliament onto the floor of the House of Commons, and it was literally waved around. And everyone said Pasha and Huff off and Amber and stomp stomp on the whole thing and so war was declared. On the crown of Spain. And the war was correctly called the war of Jenkins. Here on this date in 17 39 this also by the way, in 17 anyone a the major penultimate event in the American Revolution. This is a date that Major General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrounded at Yorktown, Virginia. By American and French regiments, numbering 17,600 men surrendered to George Washington and the Count de Rochambeau. And then they played some game with their hands or something, I think, And you condenser joke here that Rochambeau as always, Hey, chose Rock and Cornwallis, Joe scissors. Cornwallis surrendered 7157 troops, including the sick and wounded 840 sailors, 244 artillery pieces, The Carmela sent Brigadier General Charles Ohara to surrender his sword. Washington's B has major general Benjamin Lincoln accepted it. Washington himself has seen in the right background of the painting the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. S so it was you and by the way, if you were unaware the French did not just do the naval blockade of the British and assistance at sea, but there were regular French formations. As part of the American Revolution and as ah on display on this date in 17 81. Well, the revolutionary rifle called the guarantee rifle. Wass patented on the state in 1926. Probably the second most iconic. American rifles. American weapon with the the colt 45 automatic 1911 being the most iconic, which by the way, was patented on Valentine's Day, 1911. On this day in 1926. John C. Guarantee, patented a semiautomatic rifle. He was a civil service employee in a class all by himself. Guarantee was chief civilian engineer of the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts. He invented a semiautomatic 30 caliber rifle. Which was designated the M one, but it was called the guarantee. Which was adopted 1936. After grueling tests by the army. The army was army small arms was run by a cab. All of generals who had been on the battlefields in World War one and they absolutely swore up and down. That the bolt action rifle wasn't obsolete. Nothing could do better. Nothing could improve it. Nothing could be better than the bolt action rifle. The Germans were still using them. The English were still using them, by golly, it it may be 1936. But the bolt action rifle is still the best available. Well, the the Army put their thumb on the scale. They they they, you know, vent the test. On the guarantee rifle still made it through the grueling test and was adopted. Of course, the Marine Corps didn't get them until we're too had broken out about a year into World War two. The Marine Corp pushed back on this New fangled semiautomatic rifle for you See the Ah, the ingenious use of the propellant gas is going down the barrel. Is. What makes it semiautomatic is why soldier didn't have to turn a bolt and pull it back and get another brown. Because, as the bullet traveled down the barrel, there was a tiny little port a tiny little hole in the barrel and invented gas back into a tubular chamber under the barrel. That pushed against the piston and it made the rifles action go back and forth. On dit was brilliant. It was genius that the Germans were late to the party. Ah, eventually fielding a weapon called the G 43 because it didn't go into service until 1943. British never adopted a semi out of semiautomatic rifle till after the Korean War. But the American guarantee Wass sworn up and down by every soldier. Who used it as a dependable and the greatest weapon of them, or Patton said It was the greatest American weapon ever. Actor Charles Durning credit cm one Garin for for the fact that he lived through World War two That was on this date in 1926. It still took 10 years for the weapon to be adopted. But on the state 1926 it was patented. On the state 1940 to remember. Now we're we're 11.5 or 11 months after Pearl Harbor. Ah Japanese submarine the I 36 launched a folding floatplane. For a reconnaissance flight over Pearl Harbor. The pilot and crew reported on the ships in the harbour turned turns out, they gave accurate report of what was there in Pearl Harbor, November of 42. And then the plane was lost at sea. Never heard from again, All right, that that was the Ah military history on this date throughout throughout history. Right back with one of my favorite comic medieval war short stories right after this, it is the dark secret place or Alex. 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"cornwallis" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"It's no surprise that the mainstream media showed their hatred for him in their coverage. That's just what they do. Sue, the mom of an Air Force officer really appreciated Chaplain McChrystal's reminder that we need to turn to God during this horrible crisis. We're in Right. You are Sue. We need to get our minds off the hate for other people and focus on love of God and seeking to our him. Our nation was founded on the assumption that we would be a godly people. Now sign for military history. What's first gift? On 19. October 17 81, the British army at Yorktown surrendered. Here's the story on 21. August 17 81 General George Washington quietly began moving his army along with his French allies with the goal of crushing British General Cornwallis Isolated force at Yorktown, Virginia. This movement was supported by the fleet of Rear admiral camped a grass whose ships assumed a blockading position and defeated the reinforcing British fleet. The first major attack on two positions began after dark on 14 October. Cornwallis shifted. Ah 1000 men and his wounded the glass. Esther point with the goal of transferring his army across the river and breaking out to the north. As the boats return to Yorktown. They were scattered by a storm. Out of ammunition for his guns and unable to shift his army. Cornwallis decided the open negotiations with Washington at 9 A.m. on October 17, a single drummer, mounted the British works and beat the long roll is lieutenant waved a white flag. Fighting at Yorktown Cost the Allies 72 killed. 180 wounded. British losses were 156 killed, 326 wounded. The final surrender documents were signed on October 19. At noon, the French and American armies lined up to await the British surrender. Two hours later, the British marched out with flags furled and their band's playing the world turned upside down. With the surrender Complete corn. Wallace's army was taken into custody. The victory at Yorktown was the last major engagement of the American Revolution and effectively ended the conflict in the American's favor. 23 October 1921 in the French town of Charlie on Sir Marn, an American officer selected the body of the first unknown soldier to be honored among the approximately 77,000 U. S servicemen killed in the western front during World War ll On 20 October 1944. After advancing island by island across the Pacific Ocean, General Douglas MacArthur waded ashore onto the Philippine island of late a fulfilling his promise to return to the area. He was ordered to leave in 1942. On October 19th 1965 North Vietnamese troops launched a major assault on U. S and South Vietnamese Special Forces camp at Pli May in the central highlands 215 miles north of Saigon. During a week of savage fighting. Defenders of the beleaguered outpost manned by 12, US Green Berets, 400 Minyard tribesmen and a handful of South Vietnamese guerrillas specialist repeatedly repelled Vietcong attacks. Tide of the battle turned finally, with the arrival of several 100 self Vietnamese reinforcements and numerous allied airstrikes. It's a camp Secure. General William Westmoreland, senior U. S military commander in Saigon decided to seize the initiative and send in the first Cavalry Division Air Mobile to find fix and defeat the enemy forces that had threatened Pli may. The decision would result in November, the battle of the Iron Drang Valley, the war's bloodiest battle to date. The Vietnamese Communists never won a major battle in the entire war. They lost every time they eventually won the war because US media started saying that they were winning, and the protesters in the U. S is the streets. On 21. October 1967 In Washington, D C. Nearly 100,000 people gathered to protest the American War effort in Vietnam over 50,000 protesters march of the Pentagon to ask for an end to the conflict. The protest was the most dramatic sign of winning support for President Lyndon Johnson's war in Vietnam. Polls taken in the summer of 1967 revealed that for the first time American support for the war had fallen below 50%. A group of hippies tried to exercise the Pentagon. The brainchild of Abbie Hoffman. The plan was for people to sing and chant until it levitated and turned orange, driving out the evil spirits and ending the Vietnam War. Just for the record, the Pentagon didn't move or change color. Although Orange is a good color. 23 October, 1983, a suicide bomber drove a truck filled with £2000 of explosives into a U. S Marine Corps barracks in the Beirut International Airport. The explosion killed 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers. A few minutes after that bomb went off, a second bomber drove into the basement of a nearby French paratroop building, killing 58 more people. Intelligence determines that's the instructions for the attack came from Iran. Four months later, American forces left Lebanon without retaliating. And that's no sorry History for today. See if it's time for our armed America. Report. Do you have this week? All of us here at front lines of freedom. What our listeners to get trained and get armed in that order. We fully support the right to keep him burns for all law abiding families, and we encourage you to find out about the laws governing use of deadly force in your state and follow them to the letter. And of course, don't forget to follow the rules of safety and common sense Whenever you're carrying a firearm to protect the ones you love. What story this week, Colonel The suspected robber and Houston, Texas attempted to use counterfeit currency at a convenience store around 10 PM and upon being told that the money would not be accepted, brandished a firearm and fired at the store clerk. The clerk during for his life, returned fire with his own firearm. Instruct the assailant. Local law enforcement arrived on the scene shortly thereafter and the suspect was transported to a local hospital. Where is to come to his injuries. But he said there are no charges against the clerk at this time. Thanks, Colonel. Wow..
"cornwallis" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"But the majority rejected that as the men were in no condition for another attack and the British defenses around Philadelphia were two well-established. Others. Wanted to move the Army into winter Quarters at Wilmington Delaware where they could continue to harass movements on the Delaware River that position however did not allow a good line of retreat off and also opened up and undefended path of attack on York where Congress was sitting in addition any British movements to the north to link up with New York would also find the Americans out of position. The Continentals also considered moving to Lancaster, but that was too far from Philadelphia to keep an eye on the British and also would displace a great many civilians who had fled to that area from Philadelphia. A third option was to establish winter quarters out in the woods in an area of birth. Further away from Philadelphia at just over a day's March. This distance would prevent a surprise attack. The location was also near a large forested area that would provide firewood and lumber for building cabins for winter quarters. It was also closed to farming communities that would provide a source of food for the Army and it also provided them access to the Schuylkill River for water now Washington's generals were pretty evenly divided on the three locations. So Washington made the final decision for the third option A little place called Valley Forge the Army broke camp at Whitemarsh on December eleventh the man trudged through freezing rain and muddy roads as they made their way to the undisclosed location as the column attempted to cross the Schuylkill River at masten's Ford it unexpectedly ran into a force of several thousand Bridge. Soldiers under the command of General Lord Cornwallis, the British had been out on a large foraging party neither side had expected to see the other the bridge were on the east side of river and the surprised Americans quickly retreated back to the western side. Although Washington's Army far outnumbered cornwallis's Brigade. It was not prepared for the fight and allow the British to escape the Americans reported five killed twenty wounded and another 20 captured from the advanced force that had encountered Cornwallis wage. It has reported capturing 160 prisoners after a quote stubborn resistance Washington paused his March for a week sending out troops to look for more jobs in the area camping at an area known as.
"cornwallis" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"But the majority rejected that as the men were in no condition for another attack and the British defenses around Philadelphia were two well-established. Others. Wanted to move the Army into winter Quarters at Wilmington Delaware where they could continue to harass movements on the Delaware River that position however did not allow a good line of retreat off and also opened up and undefended path of attack on York where Congress was sitting in addition any British movements to the north to link up with New York would also find the Americans out of position. The Continentals also considered moving to Lancaster, but that was too far from Philadelphia to keep an eye on the British and also would displace a great many civilians who had fled to that area from Philadelphia. A third option was to establish winter quarters out in the woods in an area of birth. Further away from Philadelphia at just over a day's March. This distance would prevent a surprise attack. The location was also near a large forested area that would provide firewood and lumber for building cabins for winter quarters. It was also closed to farming communities that would provide a source of food for the Army and it also provided them access to the Schuylkill River for water now Washington's generals were pretty evenly divided on the three locations. So Washington made the final decision for the third option A little place called Valley Forge the Army broke camp at Whitemarsh on December eleventh the man trudged through freezing rain and muddy roads as they made their way to the undisclosed location as the column attempted to cross the Schuylkill River at masten's Ford it unexpectedly ran into a force of several thousand Bridge. Soldiers under the command of General Lord Cornwallis, the British had been out on a large foraging party neither side had expected to see the other the bridge were on the east side of the river and the surprised Americans quickly retreated back to the western side. Although Washington's Army far outnumbered cornwallis's Brigade. It was not prepared for the fight and allow the British to escape the Americans reported five killed twenty wounded and another 20 captured from the advanced force that had encountered Cornwallis wage. It has reported capturing 160 prisoners after a quote stubborn resistance Washington paused his March for a week sending out troops to look for more jobs in the area camping at an area known as the golf or Gulf Mills on December 19th finding no more British in the area the Army packed up. Once again and continued it's march to Valley Forge. It reached its intended destination the following day with that..
"cornwallis" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"With the continentals out of position, there was nothing to prevent the British from. Philadelphia. How crossed his army on the night of September twenty second and the morning of September twenty third. He marched his army to a camp in Norristown. which is a little less than twenty miles north west of Philadelphia. He was now between the continental army and the city. How spent the next day in camp neither attacking Washington's continentals nor into the city His army plundered and burned the homes of known rebels. Many locals fled with whatever they could carry but other locals greeted the army as liberators. A great number of area loyalists had remained silent for years for fear of incurring the wrath of Patriots. These families. Saw The British a saviors returning law and order to the region. The next day. The British marched to Germantown which is today part of the city of Philadelphia. But at the time was still a few miles outside the city limits. As you might guess from the name, most of the population of this area were German speaking colonists. Even. So the German speaking Hessian, soldiers found the local population rather hostile to them. Most of the inhabitants were members of a pacifist religious sect that had immigrated from the Palatine region of what is today Germany. They had hoped to escape the continual warfare of many of their neighbors including Hesse. Many of them saw this as a return of the military oppression that they had tried to leave behind in Europe. Because they were pacifists and most of them did not take up arms against the occupiers. But they also did not see them as liberators and met them with a cold hostility. General Hell Pause to see if the continentals would attempt some sort of desperate counter-attack to defend the city. When that did not happen how left the bulk of his army in Germantown about ten thousand soldiers. And deployed General Cornwallis to March into Philadelphia with about thirty five hundred men. On the morning of September twenty six Philadelphians saw the redcoats marched through their streets taking control of the city. Cornwallis. Led a triumphal march down second street turning West to March. Through town. Past Independence Hall where the rebels had declared independence just a year earlier. By his side was general Earth Sky along with several leading loyalists from the city. Joseph Galloway and two of the Allen Brothers from the family for whom Allentown is named. Governor John Penn probably would have liked to have joined them, but he was being held prisoner by the Patriots in New Jersey the conquering army received a rather muted response. The majority of Philadelphians had fled the city..
"cornwallis" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Apartments on east Cornwallis wrote a Yadkin county man is charged with taking indecent liberties with a child Christopher Melton will make his first court appearance today in the wake of yesterday's devastating tornadoes in Tennessee emergency officials here will conduct a series of tornado drills statewide you'll hear a test message on the radio or see a message on TV at some point today college ball the tar heels notched a win over Wake Forest last night ninety three eighty three they'll take on Duke Saturday to close out the regular season for more news listen to the daily dive the big news stories explains not shouted listen to the daily dive each day on the I heart radio app or wherever you get your favorite podcasts I'm Kyle Wilson after that feature more clouds and sun mild weather continues sixty five slight chance of a shower tonight forty seven and still think catering shower tomorrow afternoon cooler in the mid fifties I'll be here just restricted from the weather channel one oh six one FM talk next news in thirty minutes follow us on social media go to one oh six one FM talk dot com to connect a lot can change in a decade like the way a warehouse in downtown Raleigh was transformed into a sparkling new train station our commitment to keeping you informed hasn't changed one oh six one FM talk celebrating ten years of serving the triangle this is Gordon Miller owner of Miller's landing in Kerry back in nineteen ninety six when I first came to the triangle one of the first things I did was host mortgage call in radio show and one of the most frequent comments I received was why was it constantly talking people out of refinancing and proposing alternatives are provided no immediate benefit to my company my answer was and always has been the same I will never give advice I wouldn't give to my own family and I won't talk anyone into a loan that isn't best for that homeowner fast forward twenty three years in Miller landing is since funded over three billion dollars in mortgages including many of those early callers with the recent increase in online lenders being able to get an honest opinion and advice can be challenging but we continue to take calls daily from consumers asking our opinion in.
"cornwallis" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"Lou and thank you for joining the American Revolution Today episode one hundred and fourteen escaped from Fort Lee last tweak. The continental army suffered what would be its worst loss in the first five years of the war. The British took the last three thousand continentals nettles on Manhattan Island when they captured for Washington in terms of American losses. This was by far the greatest American defeat up to this point point in the war. General George Washington took responsibility for the loss but said his failure was that he relied too heavily on the advice ace of his more junior officers not mentioning in his report to Congress that he was on the site three days before the attack began other officers officers smelled blood in the Water General Charles Lee now second in command in the continental army after Artemis Ward resigned earlier in the year attacked Washington and his leadership in a letter to Benjamin rush a Pennsylvania delegate to the continental Congress Lee Said said he had predicted the fall of Fort Washington and that he had left General Washington saying draw off the garrison or they will be lost. There is however no evidence that Lee ever said that to Washington in fact everything I've read about Lee in the days and weeks before the fall L. A. Four Washington said that he strongly supported reinforcing and defending the Fort Lee seem to think probably correctly that as has Washington fell out of favor he might be tapped to become the new commander of the Continental Army Lee continued in his letter to rush that he could probably save the day if Congress would give him dictatorial powers for just one week then he bemoaned that this would probably never happen. That final thought was correct. Congress may have lost some faith in general Washington but it certainly did not want a would be dictator in command command of the Army Congress feared losing control of its own army almost as much as it feared losing to the British regulars. Whatever the fallout was going to be over the loss? There was no time for recriminations in the days that followed the continentals may have hoped that the British would not begin an invasion of New Jersey so late in the fighting season but that was not to be general how was uncharacteristically tickly fast in following up his victory at Fort Washington with an so for Lee on the other side of the river in New Jersey on on the evening of December nineteenth only three days after Fort Washington fell a contingent of about five thousand British and Haitians Cross author Hudson River at night. How gave the field command of the British Hessian forces in New Jersey till General Charles Cornwallis also known his Lord Cornwallis. I've mentioned Cornwallis a few times now. He may be the best known British General in the American Revolution even even though he never rose to commander of North America his fame in the revolution comes primarily from his surrender at Yorktown which effectively effectively ended the war. Sorry if that's a spoiler but that's still years away. I I mentioned Cornwallis back in episode eighty two when he came over from Ireland with reinforcements is first mission was as General Henry Clinton's second in command he participated in and the failed attempt to capture Sullivan's island in the harbour at Charleston South Carolina. I somehow neglected to give him a background despite his active leadership in the British invasions of Long Island and Manhattan but says this Cornwallis First Independent Command. It's a good time as any for a little little background. Charles Cornwallis was born in London in seventeen thirty eight to an aristocratic family. His father was an earl like many aristocratic families whose heads served in the House of Lords. His family also controlled a seat in the House of Commons the Cornwallis his family had controlled the seat for over three Hundred Years Charles attended Eton College before buying a commission as an ensign in seventeen fifty seven seven just after the seven years war began despite the war nineteen year old Cornwallis continued his military studies on the continent under British officers and at the Military Academy in Turin in what is today Italy he did finally see action at the battle of Mendon in seventeen being fifty nine shortly after that he purchased a captaincy and received a Brevet to lieutenant colonel. You let a regiment in several no more European battles in the remaining part of the seven years war while he was away fighting the war in Europe Charles's father saw to it that he got elected elected to the family seat in the House of Commons in seventeen sixty one when his father died the following year Charles inherited the title as his earl and move from the House of Commons to the House of Lords courthouses politics. Were very pro colonist. He allied himself with the more radical whigs and voted accordingly. He was one of only five lords to vote against the stamp act in seventeen sixty five. He was a close ally of Lord Rockingham who was probably the most pro Claudia Prime Minister of the era. Despite his opposition to royal policies and parliament Cornwallis US remained in the king's good graces he received a number of political appointments including the Privy Council in Seventeen Seventy and as constable of the Tower of London in seventeen seventy one part of this may be explained by the fact that although Cornwallis voted with the radicals he did not give long and contentious speeches against the policies that the king favored in addition to politics Cornwallis remained active in the military he received a commission mission as major general in late seventeen seventy five just before shipping out to America Cornwallis inherited wealth and position meant that he could have lived a comfortable life without having to serve in the army but he continued to do so out of a sense of duty he was also known as a commander who who did not mind mixing with enlisted men and getting them motivated many general officers at the time kept strict distance from enlisted men. Cornwallis was also known as a commander who did not terribly rely on brutal lashings to maintain discipline of course he used punishments at times games but found that appealing to a unit sense of honor and pride often lead to better results in this he was very forward thinking and commended in some of the most highly disciplined ineffective regiments in the Army Cornwallis took his duty as an officer seriously. Although in the House of Lords Awards Cornwallis had aligned politically with the colonists when war broke out he was determined that he would do his duty and crushed the rebellion he volunteered appeared to serve under Clinton in South Carolina and continued in that service in the multiple battles to capture New York despite serving under Clinton Cornwallis Cornwallis was not averse to passing along information to general how about how upset General Clinton was with General House leadership this along with his fighting ability meant that General Howe was ready to trust him with the Independent Command in New Jersey Cornwallis would pursue Washington with an aggressiveness aggressiveness that Washington had not yet experienced general Washington had to fight a rearguard action to keep the British in check long enough to keep his men on the move toward Philadelphia as how one at Cornwallis doggedly pushed the continentals back but never attempted to encircle or capture. I'm sure the enemy army Cornwallis 's I order business of course was to capture Fort Lee long the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. You're the continentals had posted guards by the river to prevent any sort of uncontested landing but they left gaps in their lines. One one of them was at the cliffs. Just a few miles north of Fort Lee called lower cloister landing the Americans thought that it would be impossible landing point wait for the enemy giving the sheer cliffs but with the assistance of three New Jersey Tories the British learned of a trail that led up the cliffs ask that the army could use it was only about four feet wide over wet slippery and sometimes pretty steep rocks but the army could ascend there without alerting the enemy one Hessian soldier who participated in the landing noted that a few men armed only with rocks could've stopped stop the entire advance on that trail but there were no guards at all the landing force climbed up to the top of the cliff about four hundred and I'm forty feet above the river and assembled their lines of battle before dawn completely undiscovered by the morning of November twentieth the engineers ears had built lifts out of wood and rope that allow them to pull up several small artillery field pieces to accompany the infantry even without L. confronting any enemy. The pace was slow. The soldiers struggled to get the men cannon and other equipment up the treacherous cliffs during heavy rain that fell through the night and morning after the British had established a perimeter and began sending out scouting parties the locals locals discovered their presence in New Jersey General Washington received an alert to the presence on the New Jersey side of the river sometime that morning this time there was no indecision about what to do. Fort Lee was not built to defend against a large assault by land. The fort walls were simply dirt dirt embankments surrounding a small area about two hundred and fifty square feet. It had never been designed to withstand an assault or siege of any size is the fort was built to provide support for the Canon along the Hudson River and little else Washington immediately sent notice has to evacuate the two thousand man garrison in and around Fort Lee most of the garrison still there were local militia for Lee was as I said even even less defensible and smaller than Fort Washington but General Washington could not afford to have another huge chunk of his army taken prisoner before before receiving word of the crossing American forces did not seem to be on very high alert. General Nathaniel Greene was sleeping in that morning when an express rider rode into the fort to alert him of the imminent attack green had been spending the past few days trying to remove munitions and provisions and just in case the British did attack after losing so much at Fort Washington the continentals could ill afford to risk the loss of more munitions and supplies is unfortunately the lack of horses and wagons made the attempt to remove the supplies in a timely fashion impossible by the time word reached the fort the British were almost on top of them. Cornwallis had assembled his force of five thousand British and Hessian soldiers into two columns poem's by about one PM he orders his army ahead at the quicktime on the six mile march to Fort Lee. The same at the floor was one of chaos some men chose to ignore the news and continue eating breakfast others dropped everything and fled into the woods still still others thought this was a good time to break into the fort stores and begin looting particularly the Rum General Green managed to get most of the garrison Persson into two columns and march toward where Washington was waiting for them a few miles from the fort after getting the bulk of the garrison to Washington Green returned to the fort to gather more stragglers and getting the men away the continentals abandoned the massive stockpile of guns ammunition tents and food food still stored at the fort. There just wasn't any time to pack up any wagons even if they had wagons the British arrived to find the for you're almost empty they did capture about one hundred stragglers most were not in the Ford itself but were hiding in the forest nearby some had passed out from drunkenness after breaking into the stores of rum left behind none of the remaining defenders fired a shot the attacker still found food cooking on the fires as some defenders did not flee until they actually saw British approaching the fort the Hessian saw dust cloud of the retreating army me a few miles away toward hackensack they started to pursue and harassed the retreating column but General Cornwallis ordered them back. They were under in order to take the fort not pursue the enemy any further the two thousand man garrison from Fort Lee joined by another two thousand men who had been in the field field under Washington all retreated together back to hackensack where they collapsed for the night. Washington posted centuries along the Hackensack River but as I said the British did not pursue them the fall of Fort Lee met another embarrassing loss for Washington he had not lost a large number of men then however his failure to secure a timely evacuation of arms supplies met another loss of items that the army desperately needed did not only for battle just to keep an army in the field the British reported capturing cannon munitions tons of forage flour and biscuits hits and not satisfied with that windfall the British in Hashes raided nearby estates.
"cornwallis" Discussed on KGO 810
"I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show. Seventeen one decides to the revolutionary war, rob Robertson. Tom Selleck is the author Bob a begins the book with the dark days of January through July. But once Russia Mbo arise once the French come riding in this is the Cavell gives the energy the money. The know how to Washington's army Washington returns to mount Vernon for the first time in six years on the fourteenth and for four days entertains Rochambeau because they're planning on a siege. And Yorktown, but I learned from you Bob that as they Mark they got down to Williamsburg, and then they started immediately into close in on the the Cornwallis who put his troops around the small town of Yorktown tobacco town. But what was critical was siege technology. The French knew it did Washington know anything about siege technology. I would say John he knew actually very little about it. The Americans did not have the heavy siege. Artillery. In the American army to really conduct a siege. Now critical before this is a battle called the tapes, the Virginia capes, Adam Admiral de grassy is arrived with what you describe as thirty six ships of the line. But twenty four set sail on September fifth to meet the British fleet coming down, and that battle has to be the most important see battle of the war as you identify. But Bob if that goes the wrong way Washington doesn't win how do the French defeat the British because we've been brainwashing. In this country to always regard, British gun gunnery is superior to French. Well, the admiralty grasses fleet was actually in the Chesapeake itself. He cited the British sailing down and decided to leave the Chesapeake and confront the British on the open sea. Actually, the French in. This case did have the British fleet gun. They had more ships, and they had heavier cannon on their ships. So during the course of the battle. Ships from both fleets were heavily damaged non more sunk op right one British ship was later sunk. It was so badly damaged, but the sea battle itself ran into bad weather, both fleets were widely scattered and they were actually at sea from the fifth to the tenth of September. But on the tenth the British commander Admiral graves decided that he had done the best that he was able to do and he set sail to return to New York to repair his damaged fleet. Another incident that occurred during that battle with the capes the French fleet moving south from Newport with the heavy siege. Artillery on board was able to enter the. Chesapeake while the degrasse is fleet and Admiral graves is fleet was was engaged in battle. They slipped in unnoticed. It was another fortunate. Thing to have happened. Now. It's that siege. Artillery that the French know how to use and what happens during the month of October. Is that Washington takes the right wing. The French take the left-wing Rochambeau instructs, the Americans how to build what are called parallels. This is warfare practice in the seventeenth and eighteenth century, you start back outside the guns, and then you move closer. And closer till you're close enough to charge the readouts of the enemy Cornwallis trapped readout nine and readout ten become the major focus for the first French attack. Washington insists that the Americans must attack alongside so the French take nine the Americans take ten there's hand to hand fighting the night of the fourteenth. But Bob at this point once they take those readouts, it's just a matter of time Cornwallis must must surrender. He's completely trapped. Clinton doesn't send reinforcements to him in time. He surrenders at that point. Can we say the French one Yorktown will you go that far, Bob? I would say that we could not have one Yorktown. What thought the what the French? There was one attempt by the way on the part of the British to break out. They attempted to Cornwallis decided that he would abandon his wounded and try to cross the York river to Glock, Chester point and escape. Up into Virginia. Managed to cross quite a few of his man, but whether turn bad there was a horrific thunder storm some of the boats were capsized others were scattered. So he called the whole thing off. They return to the Yorktown side of the river seventeen Eighty-one the decisive year, the revolutionary war Cornwallis surrenders when word reaches London. Lord, north ahead of the war party in despair. His resignation will lead to the peace.
"cornwallis" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The mall w NFL or Washington comes to talk. I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show. Seventy and eighty one the decides to the revolutionary war. Rob robertson. John is the author. Bob begins the book with the dark days of January through July. But once Russia Mbo arise once French come riding. This is the cavalry. This gives the energy the money the know how to Washington's army Washington returns to mount Vernon for the first time in six years on the fourteenth and for four days entertains Rochambeau because they're planning on a siege. And Yorktown, but I learned from you Bob that as they Mark they got down to Williamsburg. And then they started immediately in to close in on the Cornwallis who put his troops around the small town of Yorktown tobacco town, but what was critical with siege technology. The French knew it did Washington know anything about technology. I would say John he knew actually very little about it. The Americans did not have the heavy siege. Artillery. In the American army to really conduct a siege. Now critical before this is a battle called the capes. The Virginia capes Admiral de Grasse. He has arrived with what you describe is thirty six ships of the line, but twenty four set sail on September fifth to meet the British fleet coming down, and that battle has to be the most important see battle of the war as you identify. But Bob if that goes the wrong way Washington doesn't win how do the French defeat the British because we've been brainwashing. In this country to always regard, British gun gunnery is superior to French. Well, the Admiral grasses fleet was actually in the Chesapeake itself. He cited the British sailing down and decided to leave the Chesapeake and confront the British on the open sea. Actually, the French in. This case did have the British dot gun. They had more ships, and they had heavier cannon on their ships. So during the course of the battle. Ships from both fleets were heavily damaged non more sunk right there one British ship was later sunk. It was so badly damaged, but the battle itself ran into bad weather, both fleets were widely scattered and they were actually at sea from the fifth to the tenth of September. On the tenth the British commander Admiral graves decided that he had done the best that he was able to do and he set sail to return to New York to repair his damaged fleet. Another incident that occurred during that battle with the capes the French fleet moving side from Newport with the heavy siege. Artillery on board was able to enter the. Chesapeake while the grass is fleet. And Admiral graves is fleet was was engaged in battle. They slip in unnoticed. Another fortunate. Thing to have happened. Now. It's at siege. Artillery that the French know how to use and what happens during the month of October. Is that Washington takes the right wing. The French check the left-wing Rochambeau instructs, the Americans how to build what are called parallels this siege warfare practice in the seventeenth and eighteenth century, you start back outside the guns, and then you move closer. And closer till you're close enough to charge the readouts of the enemy Cornwallis trap readout nine and readout ten become the major focus for the first French attack. Washington insists that the Americans must attack alongside so the French take nine the Americans take ten there's hand to hand fighting the night of the fourteenth. But Bob at this point once they take those readouts, it's just a matter of time Cornwallis must must surrender. He's completely trapped. Clinton doesn't send reinforcements to him in time. He surrenders at that point. Can we say the French one Yorktown will you go that far, Bob? I would say that we could not have one Yorktown without the without the French. There was one attempt by the way on the part of the British to break out. They attempted to Cornwallis decided that he would abandon his wounded and try to cross the river to glow Chester point and escape. Up into Virginia. He managed to cross white a few of his man, but whether turn bad there was a horrific thunder storm some of the boats were capsized others were scattered. So he called the whole thing off they returned to the Yorktown side of the river seventeen eighty one the decisive year, the revolutionary war Cornwallis surrenders when word reaches London. Lord, north ahead of the war party in despair. His resignation will lead to the peace treaty that bursts the United States of America. Do not forget, the French. I'm.
"cornwallis" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Previous two books were about the revolution Bunker Hill. And then in addition about George Washington and Benedict Arnold and after that book which ended with Arnold unsuccessful attempt to surrender West Point to the British in the late summer. Seventeen eighty. I just had to see what happened next and it all enfold in a year that the year of Yorktown really beginning in the fall of seventeen eighty by October seventeen eighty one Washington and his French counterpart general Rochambeau have of Lord Cornwallis at the end of the point four by the York and James rivers in Yorktown all completely surrounded and you know, that's that's the victory. We know about the victory that made our independence possible. But what I the reason I wrote this book is there's another story that many people have no idea about that that siege. That. That one us so much was made possible by naval battle fought. Just a month before known as the battle of the Chesapeake on September fifth seventeen eighty five just outside the entrance of the Chesapeake the British were had a big fleet of ship ship. Total wine coming down trying to rescue Cornwallis. And if they had done that they would have been no American victory, and but they were met by a French fleet under Admiral garage, and there was a Titanic naval battle it many heads commented. Many naval historians said, given what has the consequences of the statal? It's the most important naval battle in the history of the world because the French would win driving the British back to New York for repairs just as Washington and Rochambeau arrive and making the seat of your town, basically, a fate accompli though in the book argue that, you know, the Genesis of this country was really made possible. By naval battle in which Americans participated, isn't it? I mean that is so wild. That's like a Ripley's believe it or not or just one of those crazy quirks of history. The idea that our victory was. Cinched in a battle on the sea between the English and the French what a wild idea. I mean, absolutely extraordinary. I certainly didn't know it and why it's wonderful that you've written a book about it. Let me ask you just to I always like to get my ducks in a row. It's always been unclear to me, and I've never bothered to to look it up again. When did we officially win our independence? I believe at seventeen eighty three. But people often talk about Yorktown as when it happened. Right. Well, it's your town happened in seventeen eighty one. But it would take two years. I mean, more than two years for all the diplomatic back and forth in Europe to eventually result in in, you know, a treaty, and then and then it took more time for the British to eventually evacuate from New York, which they did in November seventeen eighty three and, you know, all sorts of stuff happened in those two years of there's the victory at Yorktown, but.
"cornwallis" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"I'll bring a strange things to our ears. That stately enact seventeen sets the tone for the preaching of the gospel in the three cities of Thessalonica Berea, and Allen's in that chapter as well as every other city town or village in every century or culture since the days of the apostles until the end of time. I have Thessalonica sessile Nikko for three days, Paul reasoned with them from the scriptures and the scripture he reason from was the Old Testament. The New Testament had not yet been written. He opened the scripture so them and alleged you see he made some allegations. Don't neglect the Old Testament the Old Testament is the New Testament contained and the New Testament is the Old Testament explained the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed. And the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed now this three week evangelistic campaign was not without conflict Paul refers to this crusade in the second chapter of his first epistle to the Thesselonians when he said, he waxed bold to speak to them the gospel of God in much conflict must have been some. Disturbances in the services. Some who were persuaded for the more part? The message was rejected as Paul preached Jesus. From the Old Testament. It is hard for us to see how he could have ignored the fiftieth third chapter of Isaiah think of the reaction to what Paul priests when he said he was despised and rejected of men a man of sorrows acquainted with grief when they heard that. They were accused of rejecting the messiah shouts of heresy must resounded through the Senate, log how about when he said it please God the bruise him when he made his soul and offering for sins. When they heard that Jesus died for their sins loud. Squalls must have reverberated through the synagogue was such a fellow from the earth. It is not fifth that he should live. They must have flown into a rage. When he told them he was wounded for our transgressions bruised for our nicotine and with his stripes. We are healed Paul did not let up he lacks more boldly and inform them that they had numbered. The promised messiah with the transgressors. And that he bore the sins of the menu. Thank other agonized screams as he was a he accused them of leading Jesus their promise for sale. As a lamb to slaughter. All may have continued his indictment by quoting the book of psalms psalms twenty two where it was written. They pierced his hands and his feet or a horrible thing for them to be told that they had actually nailed the promised messiah of prophecy do across and added to that the agonized utterance of Jesus on the cross my God. My God, why has forsaken me? He must have closed his appeal with the impassioned cry of law hurt who has believed our report there are not many preachers. Like, Paul who appreciate message to a congregation that he knows they don't wanna hear now while he was in Thessalonica, Paul Silas, and Timothy where a guest in the house of Jason as a result of the sermon. It says the Jews being move with jealousy. Took onto themselves certain vial, fellows, the rabble and gathering a crowd set the city on an uproar then assaulting the house of Jason sought to bring them forth unto the people this mob assaulted, the host of Jason this indicates they broke the door down and rushed in to grab ball. But while they were breaking in Paul, and Silas, and Timothy we're going out the back door and running down. The back alley. The brethren then hustle, Paul and Silas out of town by night about sixty miles down the road to the real. So they seize Jason as certain others and drag them before the court charge was made the that have turned the world. Upside down have come here. Also. I don't ladies and gentlemen, that the world is going to be turned upside down by most Christians as we see them today. Is there any way that anyone might call? You a Christian activists when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Georgetown at Yorktown with the George Washington the van played a very appropriate song on the occasion, they did not play the star spangled better. God bless America. All my country. Tis of the the band played the world is turned upside down. Totally the world lost turned upside down in a political sense of that time the world has not been the same sense. But it was turned upside down in a greater sense. When the chargers made during the lifetime of the puzzles, they that have turned the world upside down have come hither also after festival Nico. I was Berea. Now, a very strange thing happened there. Also, this is the church where you said that they were more noble than the people of Niko in that. They searched the scriptures daily whether these things were so it was the opinion of the Holy Spirit that the baristas were noble, they 'cause they searched the scriptures wonder what the opinion of the Holy Spirit would be when he sees a Christian searching, the soaps all day long all the internet for pornography, all the usual inane situation. Comedies on television. They searched the scriptures to see if Paul was telling them the truth. Ladies and gentlemen, you will notice that people today do not have to search the scriptures. Because they know they're Frazier will not deceive them, then if he by any honest mistake should deceive them, it's not their fault. They've ever did not trust the apostle Paul that much. They checked up on Paul to see if he was telling the truth by reading the word of God. I was saying this to a man once said he said, well, every preacher says the same thing. He says they all say check up on me by the bible and see if I'm telling the truth. Well, that's not exactly true. But if a person tells you that you do not need to be immersed for baptism searched the scriptures and find the chapter of acts and read where Philip and they both went down into the water, and he baptized him..
"cornwallis" Discussed on Twinovation
"Vignettes? Not right. The contrast is too high. You're buying up. And that handle is judge Dredd six Trent. Trent. No wondering listeners out there who want to look at your photos. It's just my name at my carnal. But what was I am screen mbacke in the was it cool. Mike. With zero. And then you had I think there was Cornwall general Cornwallis. What was that all about? I don't even remember the motivation guy though, right? That's a guy. Right. General called the at once. Hunch. The down. Moving on moving moving on. Voice. You have any beef. Of course, the beef the week is a segment of the show, we call that someone who's wrong any beefs. There has to be something over. We haven't seen each other since just what just after Christmas. Nothing happened over the past five days, a major man, I have it's not so much beef. It's actually what would be something. That's like our. Yeah. Like, you know, it's a little bit sweet. Center. Patch kit is there a type of beef. That's a little sweet little our maybe like sweet sour chore. Boy. Maybe would know that seconds saw voice in glazed some Corinne, Barbara. Of Of course, course. so one of my favorite gifts. And I got maybe just gonna test to I think he can it's an electric blanket. Oh, Hayden heated. Yes. A lot of fires. Are you le- done? I actually think I burnt my face on it when I was leaping this week. I had a scab on my nose. You had a gaping scab? I don't know. How else I would have got it might have been in the same way you shipped your tooth holding your phone up, and it fell on your. Yeah. You're running twelve different Email accounts at one get help. Needed running two hundred actually disarming Eliah these multi level marketing type of idea. What does that mean? MLM's? They're like schemes. Okay. Cool ideas, actually sort of one good. We look forward to. You're you're going to be mad g electric beef though. It's too hot. Temperature fell asleep. You can end up owning yourself feeling that up to date. Gradual turn off..
"cornwallis" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Amazing well what happens like when you get twenty comedians to all do mushrooms is that one of them is guaranteed to be on this american life funny comedians all do mushrooms together right there you go yeah i told drew carey is a skateboarding rabbi yeah on television and then they cut out a bunch of parts and then i said the highest thing that's ever been said before on tv in that moment which is so like long story short i was kind of blacked out and i just looked at drew carey and he like put the microphone in front of my face while right after i had spun the wheel and he's like is there anyone you wanna say hello to and i said i just want to say hi to everybody who loves music and that is on television thing i think that's ever been said on on premium network but network television yes almost definitely josh what's something from your search history that is revealing about who you are a moment i would say you can always know what my mental state is how depressed i am by how much british antiques roadshow i'm watching to try to turn my brain off to politics because it's just the calmest nicest show like they have shit like no joke in one episode it was like here's the very soul that cornwallis surrendered to the americans to end the occupation of american stopped the independence of the united states of america it is worth the number you cannot put on and the person who's sorted it was like you know when the person like appraised it as worth like you know priceless fifty zillion dollars or the response was isn't that.
"cornwallis" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Success two two the statue of edward cornwallis loomed large in halifax soon however it won't be looming not at all because today's city council voted to temporarily remove the bronze figure and put it in storage edward cornwallis of course founded the city of halifax and seventeen forty nine he was also responsible for the scalping proclamation offering a cash bounty to anyone who killed amid mop person the voter council came down twelve two four one of the dissenting counselors was david hens be here's part of what he said in council today while we put all frontier for the flight all or braff so far laver's office i spot we should not be hiding our history i know this pro not devoid toll maybe what if what other powell's up and other a rediscovery redevelop or walls part of south apart whatever they reconciliation par with his baby but we should not be put the statue a plus them somewhere was put them in plain sight the people bestow appreciate her history abe not all of it but at least running away from it was halifax councillor david hans be on why he disagrees with the decision made today to remove the city's edward cornwallis statue daniel paul in and make more historian has been calling for the statue removal sach's removal for years we reach mr paul in halifax mr paul is halifax running away from its history as counsellor david hans deep puts it by removing the statue good no no.
"cornwallis" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"This is a cbc podcast in nineteen 64 the remains of charles moore and henri de were found in the mississippi river no one was convicted forty years later morris brother thomas returns to mississippi with david region to reopen the case and confront the kkk some one know something season 3 subscribe on apple podcast or your favorite podcast app hello i'm helen man sitting in for carol off good evening i'm geoff douglas and this is as it happens the podcast edition akg the two tonight cutting an on find figure the city of halifax votes to put the statue of its founder in storage and the make my historian a raise the issue of edward cornwallis as racist record thirty years ago is celebrating flying in the face of danger the pilot who runs afghanistan's biggest airline talks about last weekend's taliban attack that killed nine of his colleagues and left his company's future up in the air a jury without peer at the murder trial of us a sketch one farmer the family of the deceased colton bushy are upset that there are no indigenous members of the jury it's not spontaneous but it is off the top of their heads in iran women are taking off their head scarves in public and tonight we speak with the organizer of an online movement to fight the country's mandatory dress code they'll plot thickens too often in hugh done it's whoever did it did it to a woman so british author has started a book prize to honor thriller novels that don't turn theme.
"cornwallis" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER - Full Episode
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