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THE LATE WAR,
UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN.
AN ACCURATE ACCOUNT
MOST IMPORTANT ENGAGEMENTS
SEA AND LAND.
INTERSPERSED WITH INTERESTING
OF THOSE PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
WHERE THE PRINCIPAL BATTLES WERE FOUGHT.
By J. C. GILLELAND.
PUBLIC LIBRARY 211360A
ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS
R 1923 COPY-RIGHT.
District of Maryland, to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the eighteenth day of January
in the forty-first year of the Independence of the United
States of America, FREDERICK G. SCHAEFFER ******* & THOMAS MAUND,of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
“ History of the late War, between the United States and Great Britain, containing an accurate account of the most important engagements by sea and land-Interspersed with interesting Geographical sketches of those parts of the country where the principal batiles were fought. By J. C. Gilleland.”
In conformity to the act of the congress of the United States, entitled “An Act for the encouragement of learning by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the authors and proprie tors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,” and also to the Act entitled “An Act supplementary to the Act entitled, “An Act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,” and extending the be. neħts thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching hisa torical and other prints. PHILIP MOORE, Clerk of the District of Maryland!
The events of the late war have al. ready exercised the pens of numerous writers, and certainly, there could not be a more fruitful subject. The Author has attempted a concise narrative of the principal occurrences, freed from merit and unnecessary naval and military details. The greater part of the works already published, are in too ex. pensive a shape and bulk for general circulation, or for the use of schools. It is not every petty skirmish, or the unintelligible details of naval affairs, which is suited to the youthful mind: it is only from those important actions which shed honour on our country, that instruction can be derived.
What volume so favourable to the formation of the youthful mind, as that which asserts the dignity of our country, which records the glorious actions of our countrymen, and which proves, that our national character has risen under the influence of our political institutions ? The Author has therefore thrown in the back ground, the minor events of the late glorious war, in order to placing in a more conspicuous point of view, those of a more important character. Our soldiers and sailors have done their duty, it remains for the children of the muses to do theirs.