Arnold's March From Cambridge to Quebec : A Critical Study : Together with a Reprint of Arnold's Journal. Justin H. Smith.

Arnold's March From Cambridge to Quebec : A Critical Study : Together with a Reprint of Arnold's Journal

New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1903.

Illustrated by Maps and plans. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #10674

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, gutter started behind front free endpaper, light tone, light fray at spine head and tail, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; "This classsic work, based on very careful sifting of source material, is a very dependable source. Although the writing style is somewhat ponderous, the narrative is far more accurate than Codman's book. This is a reliable study for a traditional view of the campaign." - Richard L Blanco; The War of the American Revolution: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Published Sources; 1984 Garland; 545. "Late in the summer of 1775, General Schuyler moved against Canada by the way of Lake Champlain; and, to meet this attack, General Carleton, the British Governor, concentrated his forces near Montreal. At this time Washington felt able to spare a portion of the troops besieging Boston, and he concluded to despatch a small force under Benedict Arnold through the Kennebec Valley against Quebec, hoping either to gain possession of the Canadian capital, or to aid Schuyler by drawing Carleton to its defense. The route of Arnold's detachment lay through an unknown region, a wilderness; and it would be a fascinating as well as difficult problem to disentangle the facts of the expedition. ... The march itself was a campaign - a campaign against the forest and the flood, against fatigue, sickness and famine. The contest proved close and pitiless, and the issue remained long in doubt. ..." - Introduction. ; Ex-Library; xix, 498, 1 ad pages.

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