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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

03:40 min | 9 months ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"In the field general benedict arnold had only recently moved up to number twelve list recall that congress had appointed five other major generals in february seventeen seventy seven skipping over the more senior brigadier general arnold when it finally granted the commission after arnold's leadership at danbury arnold was number seventeen on the list arnold had tried to resign just before heading off to saratoga because congress would not make him more senior after his more critical role in winning saratoga. Congress finally granted his request for retroactive seniority. Putting him at number twelve on the list however arnold had severely injured his leg at saratoga and this prevented him from assuming any command for the time being number thirteen on the list. William alexander a k. Lord sterling was one of the newest major generals that still had washington's favor he commanded one of washington's divisions for other generals who had received their points the same day as sterling. Thomas mifflin was the failed quartermaster. Who is now serving on the board of war. With general gates arthur sinclair was court martialled after giving up fort ticonderoga although he did not get another field command he did continue to serve as an aide to general washington. Adam stephen as i just said had been removed from the army for his performance at germantown benjamin lincoln was still respected covering from injuries after saratoga so that brings us to number eighteen on the list. Lafayette who had made his way to becoming a division commander. Now just around out. That list were you. There were six more major generals by the spring of seventeen seventy eight philip day. Cowdrey had surfer about a month before drowning. Johanna cobb who had arrived with lafayette was now also a division commander robert how of north carolina was serving as commander of the southern department. Alexandra mcdougal was running the show in upstate. New york along with israel putnam and thomas. Conway had received his commission in december. Seventeen seventy seven but had resigned by april following his tiff with general. Washington friedrich von story been who had done such a great job training. The soldiers at valley forge finally received recognition in may seventeen seventy eight with his own commission as major general as he continued to serve. As inspector general of the army fudge. Toibin would be the last. Major general to be commissioned for the next two and a half years congress would not commission anyone else until late seventeen eighty in case you were wondering that left general william thompson of pennsylvania as the senior brigadier in the army thompson. Who had been. The twelfth brigadier appointed have been taken prisoner in seventeen seventy six. Just after he received his commission he would remain a prisoner until late. Seventeen eighty and snow promotion to general john nixon who had been so badly wounded at saratoga that he could never take command again. The senior brigadier that was still on active. Duty was samuel. Parsons who had originally been number. Twenty four on the list by this time aside from thomson and nixon. All of those above parsons had been promoted killed or had resigned. Parsons was.

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

03:43 min | 10 months ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Seventeen seventy seven general washington directed putnam to focus on building river. Obstructions along the hudson river. Although putnam spent part of the winter back home in connecticut. He did focus what he could with his army on building. The new hudson river defenses. The biggest obstacle for putnam. Was that just like the soldiers at valley forge. His men were starving and did not have sufficient clothing blankets and other supplies to work outdoors over the winter. Others however thought that putnam himself was simply not up to the job. New york governor. George clinton wrote to general gates that same month to say that while putnam was certainly brave soldier. He just wasn't up to the task of building river defenses. Remember that back in october. Seventeen seventy seven british general. Sir henry clinton had launched a raid from new york city capturing forts montgomery and clinton on the hudson river putnam had been in charge of the area including those forts at the time in november congress demanded an inquiry into the defense of those forts and wyatt had failed so badly. Washington put off the matter that winter as he was struggling with the difficulties at valley forge and dealing with the conway cabal that threaten his command. The army after about five months though in march seventeen seventy eight washington was able to turn his attention to putnam and begin the congressionally mandated inquiry. He relieved putnam of his command. While the inquiry against him proceeded washington's letter to putnam is almost apologetic. Saying that whether the charges are well. He'll grounded that they must be indulged. It seemed that new yorkers were refusing any support for the project as long as putnam remained in command so to resolve this washington. Put new york. General alexander mcdougall in command of the region. The court of inquiry would eventually absolve putting of any failures of command. It found that the loss of the fort's was the result of a lack of manpower. Mostly because almost all available soldiers had been sent to support general gates's army at saratoga. At the time of clinton's attack despite the acquittal putnam did not regain his commanded new york instead washington requested. That putnam go back to his home. State of connecticut to recruit more soldiers for the coming campaign before putnam left command. He had identified several occasions along the hudson river to build defences his successor. General mcdougal took up right. Where putnam left off. The americans looked at the four identified locations along the river where they should build obstructions and established offenses. This of course was not the first attempt to establish and build defenses as early as seventeen seventy five patriots planned for ways to prevent the british fleet from making. Its way up river to the hudson valley from new york city. That was why places like forts. Montgomery clinton and constitution existed along the river in the first place. Patriots had even constructed a chain across the river at fort montgomery and seventeen seventy six in order to block ships. That chain proved to be a disaster when they first deployed the six hundred yard chain across the river. It just broke from the strain of the river current after a repair and a second deployment. It broke again so they up for the winter figuring the ice would do a better job of preventing any boats from sailing up the river..

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"I am now convinced beyond a doubt that unless some great and capital change suddenly takes place. This army must inevitably be reduced to one or other of these three things starve, dissolve or disperse in order to obtain subsistence in the manner they can. Rest assured sir. This is not an exaggerated picture and that I have abundant reason to support what I say. The former continental quartermaster General Mifflin resigned in September. He had been responsible for obtaining food for the continental army. But Congress then appointed him to the board of war along with General Gates as I discussed last week. For several months the army had no quartermaster. No one wanted this thankless job. Over the winter the board of war under Horatio Gates and former quartermaster Mifflin convince Congress to put the responsibility under the board's control and take it away from the military. This was part of the larger effort to grant the board all Strategic Authority, and to let Gates Order Washington around. Rather than develop his own strategy Washington would simply implement gates. In the face of this threat Washington, Forrest General Nathaniel Greene to take the job as quartermaster general. Over Greenspan really strong objections. Quartermaster. Was A thankless job. There was never enough food nor money to buy food. Even if the quartermaster somehow did get the food, it was not going to result in praise or promotion the way winning a battle would but green had a good reputation in Congress. And his appointment helped Washington to defeat Gates's plan to take more control of the army. Washington also ordered that Pickett's guard the roads into Philadelphia. Any civilians trying to take food to sell to the British would have it confiscated and seized by the army. Lawrence suggested to Washington that he go beyond that and begin commandeering food from local farmers forcing them to take the worthless paper continental dollars in exchange Washington largely resisted this idea knowing that it would just turn the locals against the army. Of course, the continental army was not the only army looking for. Parisian's to get them through the winter. The same week that the continentals marched into valley forge general how deployed eight, thousand British and Hessian soldiers across a pontoon bridge erected across the.

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

05:04 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"He knew that any couple of power-play opposing the Inspector General or the board of war or any of their plans with just play into the hands of his enemies and convince people that he was a danger to civilian rule instead Washington just through the whole thing back at Congress. He despatched the correspondence that had gone between himself and General Conway as well as correspondence with General Gates dead. Out the revelation of Conway's comments to him and sending this information to Congress. He said the following quote if General Conway means by cool receptions that I did not receive him in the language of a warm and cordial friend. I readily confessed the charge. My feelings will not permit me to make professions of friendship to a man ID My Enemy at the same time truth authorizes me to say that he was received and treated with proper respect to his official character and that he has no cause to justify the assertion that he could not expect any support for fulfilling the duties of his appointment. So Washington found that while he had his critics in Congress, he also had supporters and one of those key supporters was the new president of Congress Henry Lawrence. Communications with his son John Laurens who was serving as Washington's aide-de-camp held president Lawrence to appreciate everything Washington was doing and thought he was going through following Washington's letters came on Memorial sent by 9:00 Continental brigadiers who objected to General Conway being promoted over them just as Washington predicted in addition a group of Colonels protested Wilkinson's brevet to Brigadier over more senior kernels with more command experience saying the strong objections from the military leadership and also after reviewing the correspondence that made Gates Conway and Wilkinson all look, like fools any support for replacing General Washington office quickly evaporated Gates and Conway both testified before Congress, but gave a poor performance the Marquis De Lafayette took it upon himself to speak on behalf of birth. France before Congress. He said that the French viewed Washington and the revolution as one in the same. They could not conceive of another General taking command numerous other Continental officers also sent letters to Congress confirming that Washington had their full faith and support as commander-in-chief with Washington's role as Commander. Now firmly re-established everyone tried to make nice again.

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Congress approved this plan in late January Gates's Board of War informed Washington of the planned Invasion and requested that he deployed some of his army jobs Albany to participate Washington in a private letter a couple of weeks later called the plan the quote child of folly and really I thought it was going to be a mess but he kept his mouth shut and complied with the board's directives since the board did not ask for his advice on the matter Washington did not offer it off immediately the project began to fly off the rails first the assumption that Lafayette would defer to Conway prove terribly wrong. Lafayette traveled to York where he dined with General Gates and other top officers on his first night back in town at the end of the meal the men offered a series of toasts Lafayette noticed the conspicuous absence of any toast to General Washington. So he offered one himself his toast met with confused silence and took him to understand just how much this group was seeking to undermine the commander-in-chief next Lafayette appeared before Congress to oppose. The board's decision of Conway as second-in-command Lafayette demanded that General Johann DeKalb be given that role Congress complied and Conway once again found himself on the outs in Lafayette traveled to Albany where he found an army of less than 1,000 men. Some of them boys as young as twelve and old men above the age of 60 further there were no supplies equipment or even clothing to conduct a winter campaign, even if they could gather the necessary men quickly Gates had told Lafayette that General starrk would probably have already taken sent John's by the time Lafayette to Albany instead Lafayette found a letter from start asking him. When would he like to get started and how many men he might need Stark did not say so but like most likely ticked off months earlier General Gates had promised dark would command this invasion of Canada. Now finding himself in third in command behind to fraud officers probably left start less excited about the mission Lafayette consulted with other Generals in the area including Philip Schuyler Benjamin, Lincoln and birth. Doctoral with the exception of General Conway who had joined the group without having a command and who was eager to proceed the other generals all believed that this was headache for disaster after determining that there was no way for the Army to assemble the necessary soldiers and supplies and time Lafayette wrote back to Congress saying that he would not proceed now as I said Washington had remained silent through all of this, but he was not ready to fade quietly into the night..

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

05:38 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"The original letter has been lost. So we'll never know exactly what it said Henry Laurens who did read the original letter before it was lost said in a letter to a friend that Will consent did not get the quote verbatim. But that found ways original letter was quote ten times worse in every way the matter might have ended there but when General Gates received word that Washington had received information from his private correspondence, he wrote an angry letter to Washington in December saying that it was outrageous that someone had been going through his private correspondence. And demanded that Washington find out who had committed this invasion of privacy Advocates did not name names in his letter, but it became clear later that he's aspect of the culprit was Alexander Hamilton recall last week. I talked about how Hamilton had ridden up to Gates as headquarters in New York in November to facilitate Gates moving. Some wage is Army South to assist Washington gate suspected that Hamilton had rifled through his papers while in Albany and reported this information back to Washington Hamilton was in his sickbed in Peekskill when this whole matter erupted as it turned out Hamilton had absolutely nothing to do with it word had gotten to Washington from other officers who had heard this quote at a dinner with Gates his personal aide Colonel James, Wilkinson. It seems that when Wilkinson was taken his good old time travelling from Albany to York, Pennsylvania to bring were to Congress of the victory at Saratoga. He had let slip this gossip Wilkinson had dined with several officers including General Lord Stirling and his Aid major James Monroe after a few drinks. He had quoted a few Choice excerpts from the letter which Gates had read aloud to his aides when Washington filled in Gates about the real source of the information Gates need to put aside his efforts to shift the conversation from who leaked letter to instead dealing with the substance of the correspondence again, though, that could have been the end of the matter. It was odd. First time Washington had heard about subordinates who had wrote letters that were critical of his leadership or that he knew other generals who had some interest in thinking they could wage A better job as Commander in Chief. The problem was that there were many powerful leaders in Congress who did not want this incident to go.

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

04:24 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Also voted to give Wilkinson a brevet promotion to Brigadier General Congress also was not happy with the terms of surrender that Gates had given / coins Army the decision to allow the British Germans to return to England seem to undercut the value of capturing the Army in the first place, whatever their concerns publicly Congress voted on November 4th to thank General gates for his great Victory offensive oted to set December 19th as a national day of Thanksgiving to God for allowing such a great victory. Much of Congress is daily work involved correspondence Congress regularly received letters from all sorts of people many came from General State politicians or something notable. Men. Typically such letters would be read aloud and acted on by the entire body or sent to a committee for further consideration in mid-october General Washington forwarded a letter from the Reverend Jacob Deshay in Philadelphia touche and served as minister to the First Continental Congress and was considered a patriot. He had remained in Philadelphia when the British army occupied the city and there he was arrested on charges of treason against the king the British soldiers released touche a short time later. But do you say sent a letter to General Washington essentially saying that he never really supported independence and that the rebellion was pretty much lost at this point. He called on Washington to renounce Independence seek a negotiated peace except pardons from General how and returned Royal authority to America Washington often forwarded letters to Congress without comment if he thought it involves something that Congress needed to make a decision about in this case. However, he forwarded the letters with comments that he thought the author's comments were curious extraordinary and ridiculous even so it was Congress has placed to respond to any political proposal not a place of a military commander Congress read the letter but did not act on it the letter eventually reached State officials who charged you shay with treason against the state of Pennsylvania and confiscated all of his lands. Touche would be forced to leave Philadelphia with the British and would be exiled from his home state such defeatism would not be tolerated also within a few days of opening New York session even.

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"At the time. He wrote it General Washington still hoped to prevent the British army from entering Philadelphia and was begging for more supplies. Lancaster was about sixty miles from Philadelphia. Probably at least two days March for the British army. However, the delegates decided it was not quite far enough off after tending to a little more business in that one day session Congress adjourned it ended the session in Lancaster with a resolution to meet three days later in the town of York, Pennsylvania. The new location will be twenty miles further from Philadelphia. It would also be across the Susquehanna River placing another natural barrier between Congress and the British Army in Philadelphia. Another reason for the move. Was that the Pennsylvania legislature was also meeting in Lancaster. The combination of the two legislative bodies was probably more than the small town could handle thus Lancaster had its one day as the nation's capital. York would become the seat of Congress for nine months on the first day in New York president Hancock received more correspondence from General gates with further updates. He fought them to General Washington since Gates was not keeping the commander up-to-date directly Hancock added his own note saying that he hoped to receive word from Washington soon that he had totally reduced General Howe's Army Washington, of course made that attempt on October 4th when he attacked at Germantown see episode 163 despite his failure at Germantown Congress nevertheless congratulated Washington on the attempt and ordered a metal struck in his honor. Despite the congratulations delegates were not optimistic John Adams wrote in his diary indicating his desire for a new military leader who could lie down Erica to Victory quote Heaven grant us one Great Soul one leading mind would extricate the best cause from the ruined that seems to await it off we have as good at cause as ever was fought for one active masterly capacity would bring order out of this confusion and save our country home around the same time Samuel Adams made a speech to the delegates where he said our Affairs are said to be desperate but we are not without hope and not without Courage the eyes of the people this country are upon us here and the tone of their feeling is regulated by hours. If we as delegates in Congress give up in Despair and grow desperate public confidence will be destroyed and American Liberty will be no more having he's just been chased out of Philadelphia. The delegates really seem to be feeling on the ropes and desperate at the end might be near Samuel Adams ended his speech by seeking Hope from God to save the cause quote there have been great times since the opening of this war when we were reduced almost to distress but the great arm of a manip attendance office has raised us up..

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

03:25 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"At the time. He wrote it General Washington still hoped to prevent the British army from entering Philadelphia and was begging for more supplies. Lancaster was about sixty miles from Philadelphia. Probably at least two days March for the British army. However, the delegates decided it was not quite far enough off after tending to a little more business in that one day session Congress adjourned it ended the session in Lancaster with a resolution to meet three days later in the town of York, Pennsylvania. The new location will be twenty miles further from Philadelphia. It would also be across the Susquehanna River placing another natural barrier between Congress and the British Army in Philadelphia. Another reason for the move. Was that the Pennsylvania legislature was also meeting in Lancaster. The combination of the two legislative bodies was probably more than the small town could handle thus Lancaster had its one day as the nation's capital. York would become the seat of Congress for nine months on the first day in New York president Hancock received more correspondence from General gates with further updates. He fought them to General Washington since Gates was not keeping the commander up-to-date directly Hancock added his own note saying that he hoped to receive word from Washington soon that he had totally reduced General Howe's Army Washington, of course made that attempt on October 4th when he attacked at Germantown see episode 163 despite his failure at Germantown Congress nevertheless congratulated Washington on the attempt and ordered a metal struck in his honor. Despite the congratulations delegates were not optimistic John Adams wrote in his diary indicating his desire for a new military leader who could lie down Erica to Victory quote Heaven grant us one Great Soul one leading mind would extricate the best cause from the ruined that seems to await it off we have as good at cause as ever was fought for one active masterly capacity would bring order out of this confusion and save our country home around the same time Samuel Adams made a speech to the delegates where he said our Affairs are said to be desperate but we are not without hope and not without Courage the eyes of the people of this country are upon us here and the tone of their feeling is regulated by hours. If we as delegates in Congress give up in Despair and grow desperate public confidence will be destroyed and American Liberty will be no more having he's just been chased out of Philadelphia. The delegates really seem to be feeling on the ropes and desperate at the end might be near Samuel Adams ended his speech by seeking Hope from God to save the cause quote there have been great times since the opening of this war when we were reduced almost to distress but the great arm of a manip attendance office has raised us up..

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"He. Along with general, ridicule and General Phillips and a few others rode out to meet with General Gates. For going gates had known each other since they were both lieutenants in the same British regiment thirty years earlier. cates greeted his own comrades saying it's good to see you. Her going responded that it actually wasn't so good to see him and offered his sword in surrender. Gates took the sword, but then returned it and invited the enemy officers to a banquet. As part of the Convention General Gates had promised that the British and Brunswick Armies would be marched to Boston and then sent back to England. That however was not in the cards. Et First General, Glover marched the Convention army, as it came to be called to Cambridge just outside of Boston. It remained there for nearly a year. During. That time about thirteen hundred prisoners escaped and most of them established new lives in America. The. Continental Congress and General Washington did not like the terms of the convention and found excuses not to fulfill its terms. Congress instructed general. Burgoyne to provide them with a list of all officers in order to ensure that none of them ever returned to North America. When we're going did not provide that list congress used it as an excuse to hold the army. Later Congress, voted to hold the army until King George the third directly ratified the Convention which was unlikely since that would recognize the independent authority of the Continental Congress. After. A year in Cambridge that continentals marched the prisoners to Charlottesville Virginia which gave another six hundred or so prisoners the opportunity to escape and also begin new lives in. America. The remainder of the convention army stayed there until seventeen eighty when the war moved to Virginia and the prisoners were taken to a more secure location in Frederick Maryland. As was typical captured officers were given parole and could live in whatever accommodations they liked. Soldiers were kept in miserable, poorly constructed barracks and held there until the end of the war in seventeen eighty three. Those who had not escaped by then or died finally returned to England. Almost immediately, after the surrender for going began writing a series of letters back to London flaming his loss on the strict instructions he had been given and the lack of support from the main army in New York. City. At first, he became a guest of General Philip. Schuyler. Who had returned to the army for the surrender even though he no longer held a command position. Schuyler might have been able to offer going accommodations in his luxurious upstate mansion. But for the fact that Burgoyne had ordered, it burned to the ground a few weeks earlier. Instead the Schuyler took their new guests and took up accommodations in another country manor. As. A prisoner regain actually apologize for burning scholars home but Schuyler dismissed it as fortunes of war. burgoyne would then travel to Cambridge, and after a few months received parole to return to England and began his political battles over the blame for the loss. Schuyler also took in the Baroness von Ra- diesel, and her two daughters. General rebel approved of this knowing that a gentleman would take proper care of his family. Both would leave after a few days and traveled to Cambridge to be with the army. The baroness spent the rest of the war with her husband as a prisoner on parole with the Convention Army. General Burgoyne Returned Home General William Phillips became the ranking officer in the Convention Army. He remained with the army along with the ridicules and became a popular guest in Virginia at elite social. Circles..

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Not Getting hung up on that one word general gates agreed. That same night, a loyalist entered the British camp with a rumor that the British had captured Buzney and that part of Gates's Army ed moved south to engage. Once, again, General Burgoyne gathered his top officers to decide whether they should break the agreement they just made and fight on. The majority voted that even if the story was true, they had already agreed to terms and that it would be dishonourable to go back on that agreement. For going however was still not convinced. He knew that he could not mount an attack or pull off a tree. But his could defend his entrenchments long enough for a relief force from Albany to arrive. The next day Burgoyne sent a letter to Gates saying that he had received intelligence that much of the American army had been detached and that their agreement had been based on the numerical superiority of that army. For going insisted that gates allow the British to see if the army was as large as general. Gates. claimed. By the time gates received burgoyne latest demand he was assured that there was no real threat from the south and had reason enough to back out of the agreement himself. Instead, he sent a note back to going saying that there would be no more discussion. For going could agree or not within the next hour. Burgoyne once again, called another council of war at which all of his officers objected to pulling out of the agreement. Even if Clinton had taken. Albany. And there was still no evidence that he had. There was no way for the army to hold out as long as it would take for Clinton to fight his way to Saratoga. Only General Burgoyne himself seemed to be reluctant to end this thing. Out of Patience General Gates sent word that His Messenger should return with the sign convention or he would launch an attack immediately the Messenger returned with the convention containing burgoyne joins signature. That same day October sixteenth British General John. Phone was doing his very best within his limited resources to help her..

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

04:03 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"General. Gates already felt assured of final victory the day before he had written a letter to Congress informing them of his great victory. He did not bother to write to general Washington his immediate superior. With this victory combined with Washington's loss, of Philadelphia. Gates seem once again focused on his dream of replacing General Washington as commander of the Continental Army. On October Fourteenth Major. Robert. Kingston carried rejoins terms to General Gates. Kingston informed that are going was willing to fight another battle. But he was also willing to agree to a ceasefire to discuss terms. Gates was having none of it. He knew burgoyne situation was desperate. He announced his terms to the major, which essentially amounted to unconditional surrender. The. Army would ground their arms and surrender as prisoners. When Kingston Return for going convened another council at which everyone agreed that the terms were ridiculous and that they would rather fight to the death that accept them. After they calmed down, we're going sent another counterproposal. The British would march out of camp, ground their arms and marched to Boston. They would be permitted to retain their baggage. An officers would retain their swords. From there, they would be allowed to embark for. On the condition that no officer or soldier would again return to fight in North America, the remainder of the war. Burgoyne may of like these terms but this was certainly a bad deal for the. Americans. The British army had lots of soldiers all over the world. For going with simply suggesting that his army would be deployed elsewhere in the world thus freeing up soldiers there to return to America and continue the fight. Amazingly. Though general gates accepted the proposal. Only with the stipulation that it be completed by two PM that day. Out Gates US quick acceptance of these terms made burgoyne suspicious. Why did gates go from demanding unconditional surrender to agree to all of per going terms as long as it got done quickly. For going suspected that Gates had received word of a Clinton relief force and that he wanted to finalize the surrender before that relief force arrived..

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American Revolution Podcast

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"There he underwent several more painful surgeries to remove bone fragments from his leg. The injury would keep Lincoln away from active duty for nearly a year returning to service, in August of Seventeen, seventy eight. Meanwhile General Gates sent militia under the command of militia Brigadier General John Fellows to take thirteen hundred men northward to contest any British attempt to cross the Hudson. River. While a British army retreated at least one Briton refused to go. Lady Harriet, acland had been with Burgoyne army since it had left Canada. Her husband. Major. John. ACLAND had been shot in both legs and taken prisoner. During the British retreat lady acklin decided that her place was with her husband. ACKLIN was also pregnant with her second child at the time. In the middle of the night on October eighth again, there was a driving rain then. Lady Acklin, traveled downriver to meet up with the continental. Army. General Burgoyne provided her with a note and sent her aboard ship under a flag of. Truce. Several Miles downriver she came upon sentinels under the command of Colonel Henry Dearborn. By this time, it was after one o'clock in the morning. Dearborn convinced the young woman to spend the rest of the night in a small house that he had commandeered as his headquarters. Dearborn assured lady acland that it was too dangerous to travel at night and that he had met with major acland and that his injuries were not immediately life threatening. The next day gates, his aide accompanied lady Acklin along with her made and major accolades Valet back to headquarters. There she met with General Gates. The American commander seated to her request to be reunited with her husband. She would help nurse her husband back to health while he remained an American prisoner..

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

02:27 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Borough. The original plan had been to meet up with Colonel Woodbridge and five hundred reinforcements there. However General Lincoln had already recalled. Woodbridge. Back to Paulette. The Americans had expected to encounter more enemy soldiers in the area. Instead though General Burgoyne had ordered almost all the units to join his main army leaving almost no one in his career. So. Brown was able to return with his men to Paulette and rejoin the rest of the army. John Brown's raid on Ticonderoga and Diamond Island did not get much attention at the time since much larger armies under general gates and General Burgoyne were already engaged further to the south. However. These rates ensured that precautions army was cut off from any supplies, not only from Canada, but even from the stores that were had left at Fort Ticonderoga. Many regiments had left much of their baggage at diamond island so they would not have to carry it on their march. Even though the raids by the Americans did not capture the island. The British were afraid to transport anything from their fearing additional raids on transports. Such fears were well founded. After Colonel Brown rejoined General Lincoln at Paulette. Lincoln redeployed him with several hundred men to patrol the area. In Fort. Edward and Fort George. And to attack any enemy parties on the move if them. Meanwhile General Lincoln took the bulk of his army south to join up with General Gates and the main continental. Near Saratoga. On September Twenty Ninth Lincoln took command of the right wing of Gates's army and prepared for precautions attack. General Stark also moved south although he still refused to put himself and his militia under gates his command. He continued to operate as an independent entity. He and Gates did communicate regularly. starks militia continued to be an obstruction to any attempts for going might make to retreat north. Or to make a move east toward New England in order to get away from Gates's continentals. Browns center.

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

03:29 min | 1 year ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"But was still frustrated that he was a more junior to Major General Lincoln who had been commissioned before him. Arnold and gates, had gotten along well in earlier years when both men were in upstate New York together. Kate's new of Arnold's record and his abilities and gave him command of the left wing of the army. However when General Schuyler, left for Philadelphia. Arnold took on two of Schuyler staff officers onto his own command, Richard Varick and Henry Brockhall Livingston. Gates US aide Colonel James. Wilkinson. Who you may recall from episode one eighteen when he was mixed up in the conspiracy between general gates generally to bring down. General Washington. Was By this time an old hand at internal petty politics within the army. Wilkinson pointed out to Gates that Arnold's decision to take two of scholars AIDS onto his staff. Meant that Arnold might not be particularly loyal to. Gates. He showed gates letters from both men were they bad mouth gates's actions in the past. cates hinted to Arnold that he wanted the two men removed from Arnold Staff. Arnold however refused to take the hint and kept the officers just where they were. A few days later in what Arnold took to. Be Petty. Reprisal. Wilkinson issued orders to move several regiments from Arnold's command on the left wing to clubbers command on the right wing. Arnold lost his temper and wrote an angry letter to Gates. In response Gates said it was just an oversight and that it would be countermanded but it never was. The disagreement overstaffing blew into a full-blown dispute between the two generals that would never heal? Gates saw Arnold as part of team Schuyler an potentially disloyal to him. Arnold saw gate as a petty officer putting internal politics above the war effort. I don't think either man was wrong in their assessment of the other. The relationship between gates and Arnold would never again be a good one. On the morning of September Nineteenth American pickets noted the advance of the British army toward B Miss Heights. General Gates was happy to sit behind his defenses and let the British try to force him out. General Arnold disagreed. Arnold feared that the British would send a force against the American right wing to distract the army. Then it would send a flanking force through the woods to move on the left flank. Once they got the fields the British could bring up their cannons and rolled America left pushing everyone to retreat toward the Hudson River. Centuries detecting movements in the woods confirmed that this was likely what would happen? General cates seem to think. Yeah. Bring it on. The British. Can Try to charge up hills against a dug in at entrenched enemy. They will take an obscene a number of casualties if they try that. He did not seem concern that British artillery might devastate those defenses or that similar flanking maneuvers like those used a long island or most recently at brandy wine might lead to embarrassing losses for the continentals. His brilliant leadership would lead to.

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3 scenarios for coronavirus pandemic future

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

02:14 min | 1 year ago

3 scenarios for coronavirus pandemic future

"With us as always ABC's chief medical correspondent. Dr Jen Ashton Jen. Good to lay is physically name in your company so with so many states in various stages of reopening. What do we know well? First of all we have to take a little bit step back and look at the history here when the task force recommended their guidelines for reopening. These are what we're used. As the general gating criteria against suggestions that states or or city sea a downward trajectory of documented cases within a day period or a downward trajectory of positive as a percentage of total tests. We don't usually hear that break down. The percentage of total test being done over a two week period. And I think it's really important to remember here just because we were in lockdown for one to two months the virus did not disappear nor will it. So it's a matter of learning how to safely live with it and you've been researching the various scenarios. What could have? And what are the possibilities? Well according to some top infectious disease specialists and epidemiologists who are looking at various models. There are three basic scenarios that they're looking at as possibilities over the next couple of months and years one is something called a small recurring outbreaks. Scenario where you see kind of like little peaks of this virus recur the other one which is obviously the most dreaded is a second monster wave or a second wave which we don't know whether that would be in the fall or winter or the third adjust persistent crisis now again all of these scenarios are just theoretical at this point but again we have to prepare in theory for any of them. There are so many things that I would classify as we still don't know what we don't know what would you say specifically are the unknowns when it comes to reopen well. I think that is so important as we face. This crisis Lindsay is identifying and remembering what we don't know because there's still a lot to learn. I think when you look at this. One has a crystal ball hair so we don't know what the season effect will be. We don't know what the summer will do to this virus or the rates of spread. We don't know how testing will inform response whether that's a combination of rapid diagnostic test for acute disease or antibody testing. And we don't know how contact tracing will be able to play a role in controlling this virus so a lot still. We need to learn a lot. We don't know

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"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

08:43 min | 2 years ago

"general gates" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"They spoke look at Washington road out the following day's Password on small slips of paper rush picked up one after it fell to the floor and notice that the Password Ford was victory or death. On December twenty fifth each soldier received three days rations and sixty rounds of ammunition though they still did not know their mission. Everyone knew something was coming. Almost immediately. Things began to go wrong. plan and for all of his forces to be in place by dusk on the twenty fifth so that immediately after dark just before five pm they could move down to the bank and begin. Crossing the entire army had to be across the river by midnight so that they could march the ten miles to Trenton before before dawn by dusk though most of the troops had not arrived at their invocation points with everything so tightly scheduled even short short delay meant that they would arrive in Trenton after dawn with that they would lose the element of surprise as Washington was trying to deal with his delays. A MESSENGER delivered dispatch from General Gates. Now that General Lee was a prisoner of war gates was the ranking general officer with with real combat experience as an officer in the regular army before the war started. You may recall from episode one eighteen that Gates had conspiring with lead to oust Washington just before the British captured -Ly now gates seemed to be abandoning Washington entirely Washington had had asked gates to oversee the crossing at Trenton Gates. Begged off saying that. He was too sick to command the crossing and that he was headed for Philadelphia. Washington asked him to at least check on the crossing at Bristol on his way to Philadelphia but again gates claimed he was too sick and had to go straight to Philadelphia now. Washington learned that the sick general gates was riding a hundred miles to the Continental Congress in Baltimore where he would try to get Congress to order Washington to cancel his attack and pull back the army to Maryland where he can protect. The Congress at Baltimore Gates was essentially calling Washington a complete failure and saying that they needed to give up any defensive Philadelphia because of his failures. The obvious next step seemed to be to remove move Washington and give command of the army to someone else maybe general gates upon reading gates his message Washington apparently lost his temper for a moment something that was extremely rare but almost immediately he composed himself right now. He had a desperate battle to fight. He would have to worry about his top general stabbing him in the back later. Washington's more immediate problem was the weather just after dark arc. Light drizzle began to fall very quickly it turned into a driving. Combination of rain sleet and snow soaking his army and and causing them to freeze ice flows in the river made the crossing almost impossible. The river had not frozen solid enough for the army to walk across cross but large chunks of ice made the use of votes extremely hazardous as well further down river. The ice situation became even worse. General Ewing's plan crossing just below. The Trenton falls never even started. The ICE. Jam prevented any chance of passage. You Ain't men did not even get into their boats but simply turn back and gave up at the Bristol. Crossing a similar problem with ice floes made crossing impossible as well. General cadwalader marched his men six miles further south to dunks ferry where they thought they might have a better chance the boats were able to make it about a hundred and fifty feet from the Jersey shore when they hit solid ice. The soldiers were able to get out and walk over the ice but could not lend their cannon or other heavy equipment later attempts to cross found the conditions even worse after several hours. Only about one third of the force had crossed and none of the canons or horses colonels cadwalader and Hitchcock decided to call off the attempt and bring the soldiers back to the Pennsylvania side but the six hundred or so soldiers who had already crossed. Were upset not only that the rest could not make it but that they were now required to make the perilous return trip. Many of the men debated continuing the attack without but their leaders but after some discussion they decided that if none of the other divisions had crossed the river either they would only be taken prisoner reluctantly presently. The troops returned to the Pennsylvania side by dawn cold wet and miserable over the failure of the mission. Although Washington was not not yet aware of these failures. He was dealing with his own problems. His soldiers were crossing but the late start and the weather. We're destroying his time time schedule. Most of the army came over in Durham boats. These were large high walled flat. Bottom boats built for the Durham ironworks to Tisch ship. Iron Down River to Philadelphia. They looked like really large canoes about thirty to sixty feet long. These boats were very stable able and could carry lots of weight. The army filled the boats with soldiers standing for the entire trip in order to cram as many as possible into each crossing housing also since the boats had no seats sitting down would have meant sitting in a puddle of ice water in the bottom of the boats. Although the Durham boats were large enough to handle heavy equipment. Getting horses or cannons into the boats over the high walls would have been difficult instead. The army used the ferries aries to move cannon and horses across the river. The river was a little narrower for Washington than for the divisions trying to pass further down river the crossing was about eight hundred feet which is swift current and floating chunks of ice hitting. The boats made very difficult. The men were forced to jump up up and down in the boats to keep ice from forming along the sides of the boats. Although there was a bright moon that night storm clouds kept the night dark making the passage acid even more difficult. Joining Glover's new Englanders were men who had grown up on ships and docks. These experienced sailors tested rested their limits that night against tough conditions. The fact that most of the soldiers could not swim made their passage over the river even more perilous of course falling in might mean you would freeze to death. Even if you did know how to swim and didn't drown eventually. Washington's forces made it across the river trevor. Is Men built small fires along the banks. It attempt to keep warm Washington ordered Pickett's to cover all roads for several miles miles capturing anyone found on the roads at night in order to prevent anyone from warning the headlines but it seemed clear that they could no longer surprised. Is the enemy. By the time they were ready to March. It was four a M that meant they would not arrive in Trenton. Until long after daylight they would not be able to surprise the Hashes and they would have no other support from other divisions that fail to cross. It's not exactly clear. When Washington learned that the other crossings were complete failures and that his force was on? Its Own. Not that it probably would have mattered. Washington's password a victory or death was not simply an aphorism. He was going to succeed that night or die trying turning back even with the the odds against him was not an option next week. Washington marches as men to Trenton to do battle with the enemy. Hey thanks for joining the American Revolution podcast after show this week. I WanNa thank our Robert Morris circle supporter unpatriotic Mark.

"general gates" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

07:48 min | 2 years ago

"general gates" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"AM six forty more stimulating talk as the Darcy replace. Brian suits here until eleven o'clock. If I asked you to name the biggest trader American history, most of you would say Benedict Arnold. Maybe you don't even know much about really what what he did. Maybe some of you would say the Rosenbergs because they gave up A-Bomb secrets to to Stalin which is true, by the way. Some of you would correctly say Edward Snowden or Bradley slash Chelsea Manning. And you would be correct. Those were all traders Aldrich Ames from the CIA. And the FBI guy forgot his Amol did great damage during the Cold War. But at the end of the day, the Cold War's over and we were able to sustain that damage with without the it affecting the outcome of the Cold War. We one right, and we have the archives of the KGB to confirm these people who were who were spies Snowden more recently how much damage at the end of the day. Did he really do? We we don't know. But in my book, you'd be wrong naming any of those people understandable, but wrong. Because the one trader who at the outset of the birth of this country could have affected the outcome of America, the experiment, America. The project was a guy who was so entrenched in the power circles of early of the early United States f the revolutionary war that at one point he was third in line and command of the US army. He was behind George Washington at the top Alexander Hamilton second in command, James Wilkinson was third in command and a guy so scummy that it was said, he perfected the art of treason. Teddy Roosevelt over one hundred years ago said in all our history. There is no more despicable character. James wilkinson? Have you ever heard of him it, you're? Excused ninety nine point nine percent of Americans have never heard the name, James Wilkinson. Well, here's James Wilkinson born in seventeen fifty seven his grandfather in Maryland had a pretty decent estate. Not the biggest in the county. But it put the Wilkinson's in a certain class by the time. His father was on his deathbed. They were deepened debt and they had to carve up the property as father, by the way, probably set him. A course in motion by saying if you ever bear an insult from anyone I shall disinherit you well, he practically disinherited him anyway. Because his older brother got what was left the estate leaving James Wilkinson penniless absolutely nothing to his name, except a pretty astounding ability to talk people into doing anything. Well, so roundabout his eighteenth birthday. The American revolution comes along the outset of the revolution. Mary war. He finds himself in Thompsons, Pennsylvania rifle battalion, one of many many, many private militias that were formed before the revolutionary war. And which by the way, should probably go a long way in explaining to you what the second amendment really means. And why it's so important, but never mind that right now. So he's he's eighteen years old seventeen seventy five and he's known to be a gentleman in September seventeen seventy five he is a warded a commission as a captain. So he's an eighteen year old officer because he's a Wilkinson. At this time he worked as the personal aide decamp to Nathaniel green of Green Mountain boy fame during the siege of Boston. He had a natural inclination in to the arts of artillery, very clever man, a man good at math, a good understanding, the direct fire role of artillery at the time. So he did so well that after the army the British to at the end after they won the battle of Bunker Hill, but eventually abandoned Boston. He was so impressive that he was given command of an infantry company. So he still eighteen still a captain now he's in command of company infantry at this point general Benedict Arnold was leading the continental army's invasion of Canada and the siege of Kevin. So he was now reassigned as part of the reinforcements for the siege. Of cabot. He arrived just in time to see the eight thousand British reinforcements get to Quebec break the retreat and send the continental army in rags and tatters back across the border. The only the only invasion of Canada that has ever happened, and and we failed. So they get back to the United States Wilkinson is now reassigned. He's now the aide to general Horatio gates. So now, he's twenty years old. It's seventeen seventy seven and general gates gives him the mission to get back to congress and report on the victory at the battle of Saratoga. Of course today she was starved for victories and congress wanted to hear how was the continental army doing because they of course, controlled the purse rings, a Wilkinson takes time and instead of reporting immediately to congress as he was ordered. He instead takes care of some personal affairs after a few days when he gets around to it. He gets to congress gives them the information any ABC. Absolutely overstates his role in the entire battles air togue. Again. He was really just an aide to general gates, but congress is so impressed with this young guy that they Brevard him meaning a temporary length of the war only promotion, so he goes from captain to Brigadier General. At this point gates knows this guy. He's a climber is a spotlight ranger as we say in in this age and he's ambitious, but he absolutely lax moral compunction Wilkinson was a habitual gossiper and eventually at caught up to him. So at this point general gates has had it with the guy and he compels him to resign because he was going to give him a shred of honour. And he said you have no future with me. And if I had my way you'd have no future with the continental army. If I were you I would resign. So that he does in March of seventeen seventy eight he's now twenty three years old. So the next year. Congress appointed him clothier general of the army. He was still a Brigadier General he kept that job being in charge of acquiring uniforms for the continental army, but in seventeen eighty one he resign. Signs due to his lack of aptitude for the job. So now, the war's over and Wilkinson is got a really really nasty reputation. And he moves onto the next phase of his life absolute complete treachery. With America's enemies right after this. The spy never heard of James Wilkinson on the dark replaced. Brian suits in here until eleven eleven o'clock KFI AM, six forty more stimulating talk Michael should pay. When the news police in Hollywood say that a man's been arrested for running over and killing a scooter rider at sunset in vying. Police sergeant chased interested the driver after witnessing the twenty.

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