Thursday, 4 October 2012

Battle of the Hook 1781

This battle had its anniversary yesterday.From the Battle of the Hook Facebook page is this
General Washington’s General Orders, 4 Oct 1781 (excerpt)

Excerpt from Washington's General Orders of 4 Oct 1781

…The General Congratulates the Army upon the brilliant success of the Allied Troops near Gloucester. He requests the Duke de Lauzern to accept his particular thanks for the Judicious disposition and the decisive Vigour with which he charged the Enemy, and to communicate his Warmest Acknowledgements to the Gallant Officers and men by whom he was so admirably seconded. He feels peculiar satisfaction at the inconsiderable loss on our part, that no ill effects are to be apprehended from the Honorable Wounds which have been received in this affair, and that at so small an Expence, the Enemy amounting to six hundred Horse and foot were compleatly repulsed and Reconducted to their very lines...

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