HOW SHREWSBURY WON THE REVOLUTION… LET’S NOT PLAY LIBERTY OR DEATH!!!!!!!!!! (CHAPTER 3)

III

WHEREIN FIGHTING IN THE NORTHERN FRONT CONTINUES AND A DANCE CRAZE SWEEPS THE COLONIES

 

PREVIOUSLY…

 

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JULY 3, 1775

 

IN A SPAN OF MERELY TWO DAYS OF FIGHTING, ARTEMAS WARD CAPTURED NOT ONE… NOT TWO… NOT FIVE… BUT THREE BRITISH GENERALS. SUFFERING FROM EITHER ANOTHER ATTACK OF THE STONES OR A TEMPORAL PARADOX, HE REQUESTED US AS CAMPAIGN MANAGER. WE GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTED, AGREEING TO MANAGE THE CONTINENTAL CAMPAIGN IN HIS NAME WITH A MINIMUM OF TIME-SPACE DISTURBANCES.

MEANWHILE, DAVID WOOSTER OF NEW HAVEN (#19, OBSCURED BY MY EXPERT MOUSE MOVEMENT) WERE PERSUADED TO JOIN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY. HIS FIRST ORDERS WERE TO MARCH NORTH TO ASSIST ETHAN ALLEN ON THE CANADIAN FRONT. NOTHING ELSE OF SIGNIFICANCE OCCURRED.

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JULY 10, 1775

 

TWO OFFICERS JOINED OUR RANKS, PETER GANSEVOORT OF ALBANY AND JAMES VARNUM OF RHODE ISLAND. THEY WERE KIND OF MEH.

 

JULY 16, 1775

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CONTINENTAL SPIES REPORT THAT GUY CARLETON NOW LEADS THE BRITISH FORCES FROM NORWICH (#12). HE AND THE GUERRILLAS OF GUY JOHNSON TOOK NORWICH WITHOUT A FIGHT.

THE CONTINENTAL ARMY AMASSED ITS FORCES IN ALBANY (#15) AND TICONDEROGA (#13).  WARD’S FORCES MARCHED NORTH TO PORTSMOUTH (#11), HAVING RESUPPLIED IN BOSTON.

 

JULY 31, 1775

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WE HIRED TADEUSZ KOSCIUSZKO FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF TERRORIZING SPELLING BEES FOR CENTURIES TO COME.

 

AUGUST 1, 1775

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THE FORCES OF GENERAL WARD ENCAMPED AT PORTSMOUTH, MEANING TO TAKE THE ENEMY IN BERLIN (#10) LATER IN THE MONTH. UNFORTUNATELY, WARD WOULD DISCOVER HIS TROOPS WERE IN FAR WORSE SHAPE THAN HE EXPECTED AND SPENT THE MONTH TRAINING.

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IT WOULD INSTEAD BE BENEDICT ARNOLD WHO WOULD LAUNCH THE FIRST STRIKE AGAINST CANADA.

 

AUGUST 16, 1775

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WHILE THE FORTRESS OF MONTREAL WERE REPUTED TO BE IMPREGNABLE BY SEA, THE WESTERN APPROACH WOULD PROVE TO BE ONLY SLIGHTLY LESS TREACHEROUS. CAPTAIN JOHN ANDRE LED THE GARRISON, WHICH FOUGHT VALIANTLY AGAINST THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS OF ETHAN ALLEN.

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THEY WOULD NOT, HOWEVER, LAST THE REST OF THE SIEGE.

 

SEPTEMBER 1, 1775

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THE TIME HAD COME FOR ARTEMAS WARD TO STRIKE ANOTHER BLOW AGAINST THE BRITISH.

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WITH INTELLIGENCE THAT CARLETON’S HEADQUARTERS HAD BEEN LEFT UNGUARDED, WARD TOOK DECISIVE ACTION.

EDGY CINEMATOGRAPHY OR JUST A LATE CTRL-F5??? WE THINK YOU KNOW.

AS WITH WARD’S PREVIOUS PRISONERS, CARLETON WOULD PROVE TO BE A SOUGHT-AFTER SOCIAL BUTTERFLY, PARTICULARLY WITH THE DANCING OF THE DAY AND IF YOU DON’T SEE THE NEXT SIGHT GAG COMING A MILE AWAY, YOU SHOULD PROBABLY SUBMIT YOURSELF FOR DECONTAMINATION.

 

 

 

 

NOW THEN…

 

 

 

 

CARLETON’S LEGACY WOULD LIVE ON IN UNEXPECTED WAYS.

 

 

 

 

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TOLD YOU SO.

 

MEANWHILE…

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THE REGIMENTS SENT TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIES FINALLY ARRIVED IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

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THIS, ALONG WITH THE REVOLUTIONARY AMBUSH OF JOHN GRAVES SIMCOE AND THE QUEEN’S RANGERS IN RICHMOND, WOULD IGNITE HOSTILITIES IN THE SOUTH.

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 1775

 

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A CAVALRY OFFICER FROM POLAND JOINED OUR RANKS. IN ADDITION, WE ENTERED PENNSYLVANIA AND STRENGTHENED OUR HOLDINGS IN NEW YORK. NATHANAEL GREENE TOOK FORT WESTERN (#4) WITH MINIMAL FUSS.

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UNFORTUNATELY, IN THE HASTE TO MAKE OUR FLEDGLING MILITIAS INTO AN ARMY, WE WERE UNABLE TO DEFEND OUR BROTHERS IN ALEXANDRIA FROM LEOPOLD VON HEISTER. HESSIAN FORCES TOOK MARYLAND AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA. THE ANNIHILATION OF THE GARRISON AND THE LOOTING AFTERWARDS WOULD OUTRAGE THE CONTINENT.

 

OCTOBER 1, 1775

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PROMOTIONS WERE OFFERED TO AARON BURR AND ETHAN ALLEN FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN THE NORTHERN FRONT. ADAMS ENLISTED HELP FROM NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT IN AN ATTEMPT TO FINISH OFF THE BRITISH IN CANADA ONCE AND FOR ALL.

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EVEN WILLIAM VERNON SEEMED SLIGHTLY MORE HOPEFUL.

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REGRETTABLY, THAT HOPE WOULD BE MISPLACED. OUR BUDGET WERE SLASHED DRAMATICALLY.

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GLOVER LEFT IN DISGUST.

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THE MOST DEVASTATING LOSS OF ALL APPEARED TO BE GEORGE WASHINGTON’S REGIMENT. FAR FROM VIRGINIA AND WITHOUT HOPE OF BEING PAID FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR, THEY STARTED BRAWLING AMONGST THEMSELVES.

WARD WOULD BE UNABLE TO LEAVE HIS TENT THAT DAY, BUT GEORGE WASHINGTON RODE OUT, RODE AROUND THE SCRUM AND CALLED HIS MEN TO RALLY WITH EVERY POSSIBLE EXPLETIVE 1775 COULD OFFER. THE MEN FINALLY STOPPED TO LISTEN….

G_WASH_LODThe eyes of all our countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the tyranny mediated against them.

Let us, therefore, animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world that a free man, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.

Liberty, property, life, and honor are all at stake; upon your courage and conduct rest the hopes of our bleeding and insulted country. Our wives, children, and parents expect safety from us alone, and they have every reason to believe that Heaven will crown with success so just a cause.

 

BUT EVEN WASHINGTON COULD NOT PLACATE THE MEN.

 

WOULD WARD FACE A GALLING DEFEAT ON THE BRINK OF VICTORY???

 

FIND OUT WHEN WE STOP HATING YOU!!!!!

 

(NEXT UPDATE: CHAPTER 4)

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