Medical Men in the American Revolution, 1775-1783

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Medical field service school, 1931 - Всего страниц: 414

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Стр. 335 - I not in honor bound to apprise them of their fare? As I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned, I will. It is needless to premise that my table is large enough to hold the ladies.
Стр. 335 - Since our arrival at this happy spot, we have had a ham, sometimes a shoulder of bacon, to grace the head of the table ; a piece of roast beef adorns the foot...
Стр. 80 - Lieutenant and you are your self to observe and follow such Orders and Instructions, as you shall from time to time receive from Me or...
Стр. 335 - If the ladies can put up with such entertainment, and will submit to partake of it on plates, once tin but now iron (not become so by the labor of scouring), I shall be happy to see them; and am, dear Doctor, Yours, etc., G.
Стр. 335 - ... ham, sometimes a shoulder of bacon, to grace the head of the table; a piece of roast beef adorns the foot; and a dish of beans, or greens, almost imperceptible, decorates the centre.
Стр. 226 - Poor food — hard lodging — cold weather — fatigue — nasty clothes — nasty cookery — vomit half my time — smoked out of my senses — the Devil's in it — I can't endure it — why are we sent here to starve and freeze..
Стр. 335 - ... twelve feet apart. Of late he has had the surprising sagacity to discover that apples will make pies; and it is a question, if, in the violence of his efforts we do not get one of apples, instead of having both of.
Стр. 169 - The rebel army are in so wretched a condition as to clothing and accoutrements, that I believe no nation ever saw such a set of tatterdemalions. There are few coats among them but what are out at elbows, and in a whole regiment there is scarce a pair of breeches. Judge, then, how they must be pinched by a winter's campaign. We, who are warmly clothed and well equipped, already feel it severely ; for it is even now much colder than I ever felt it in England.
Стр. 59 - Again, others are made of stone and turf, brick or brush ; some are thrown up in a hurry ; others curiously wrought with doors and windows, done with wreaths and withes in the manner of a basket. Some are your proper tents and marquees, looking like the regular camp of the enemy.
Стр. 59 - It is surprising how much work has been done. The lines are extended almost from Cambridge to Mystic River, so that very soon it will be morally impossible for the enemy to get between the works, except in one place, which is supposed to be left purposely unfortified to entice the enemy out of their fortresses. Who would have thought, twelve months past, that all Cambridge and Charlestown would be covered over with American camps, and cut up into forts and intrenchments, and all the lands, fields...

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