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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, TO WIT:

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty-sixth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the fifty-first, Peter Force, of the said District, has deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court for the District of Columbia, the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit: “ Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States. BY

Henry Lee, lieulenant colonel commandant of the Partisan Legion during the Amerivan war.

.Quæque ipse miserrima vidi
El quorum pars fui.

-VIRGIL.
A new edition, with corrections left by the author, and with notes and additions

by H. Lee, the author of the campaign of '81."
In conformity to the Açt of the Congress of the United States, entitled " An
Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Cliarts,
and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times
therein mentioned,”—and also to the Act, entitled “ An Act supplementary to
an Act, entitled “Au 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 benefits thereof
to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching, historical and other prints."

IN TESTIMONI WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed
the public seal of my office, the day and year aforesaid.

EDM. I. LEE,
Clerk of the District Court for the District of Columbia.

ADVERTISEMENT.

A second edition of LEE's MEMOIRS seemed to be required by general demand, and was certainly called for by particular request. Colonel Fenwick, of the United -States' army, having substantiated his solicitude by his liberality, and agreed to bear the expense of the edition if I would undertake to prepare it, is, in justice, to be considered the patron of the work. The venerable Col. Howard, glorious for his services in the wars of Greene was not less kind. He contributed his corrections, in a manner which authorizes me to affirm that the narrative, as it now stands, bears the seal of his confirmation. The author, not having been able to superintend the original impression, took occasion to place on the margin of the copy from which this edition is printed, a number of MS. corrections, the adoption of which, after collating them with his Revolutionary documents, it is believed will be found an improvement. The text I have not of course ventured to alter, unless corrections in regard to such obvious mistakes as to dates, names, and places, as cannot affect the identity of the composition, be considered alterations. One emendation might appear at variance with this remark, if it were left without a particular explanation. In looking over the original manuscript, my attention was struck by the following sentence: 66 To the hand of one of her sons had been committed the sword of defence, and from the lips of another, in obedience to the commands of his constituents, was proposed our independence;" and I suggested the propriety of adding, that the pen of a third had composed our declaration of Independence. The an

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thor observed that this had occurred to him alse, but that, as contradictory opinions existed respecting the authorship of that great paper, some ascribing it to Mr. R. H. Lee, and others to Mr. Jefferson, he thought it would be the fairer way to decline any expression on the subject. At the time this conversation took place, the uncertainty alluded to did prevail in the minds of many persons, who inferred from the fact of Mr. Lee's having been chairman of the Committee, raised to report on his proposition of independence, and from a corrected copy of the declaration being found among his papers, that he was the author of the instrument itself. This being now completely removed, I have made the text conform to the amendment, which was declined expressly in consequence of its temporary prevalence; as the reader will find at page 119. Such notes as I have added, it is hoped will increase the interest of the work, and facilitate its accurate comprehension by the military student.

H. LEE. Washington, 1st December, 1826.

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American forees, estimate of.............

11
Armstrong, Captain John, his capture...

................... 392
Arnold invades Virginia .......

........... 190
enters Richmond.....

....................... 192
takes post at Portsixouth, Virginia......

............ 193
Augusta, investment of, by Pickens and Lee.....

240
its surrender.......

................................... 248

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Camden, battle of
Camden, battle near, between Greene and Rawdon..........................
Camden, evacuation of, hy lord Rawdon........... ................... 229
Champe, John, sergeant major, his attempt to seize Arnold........ 270 10 284
Chatham, lord, character of............................................. 39
Charleston, surrender of.........

73
finally evacuated by the British...........

421
Coates, lieut. col. the pursuit of, by Sumpter, Marion, and Lee. Capture
of his baggage wagons by Lee. The skirmish at Quinby bridge, &c.

from 265 to 270
Cowpens, the battle of.........
Cornwallis arrives with his army at Wilmington............................ 186

establishes himself at Winnsborough ............................. 111
reinoves to Portsmouth......

.......................... 306
concentrates his forces at York and Gloueester................., 312
surrenders to Washington.,

370
Cherokees. Their irruption upon the district of Ninety-Six......

............ 382
Clinton, sir Henry, assumes the chief command of the English army....... 34
Creek Indians. Their enterprise and defeat under Garistersigo........... 407

D

..... 132

Davidson, lieut. col. the death of....... ........................... 1.37
Davie, lieut, col. skirmishes with the British.

..............* 105
D'Estaing, admiral, the arrival of.........

96
De Grasse, his arrival in tbe Chesapeake, and battle with the British fleet. 349
De Kalb, the death of.......,

96
Dohope, count, repulsed and killed at Redbauk......

23.

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Eggleston, major, his route and capture of a foraging party, and forty-five
dragoons........

260
Eutaw Springs, the batile of....

...... 332

G
Galpin Fort, taken by lieut. col. Lee......

236
Gates, general, succeeds Lincoln in the coinmand of the South............ 84
Georgia, invaded by col. Campbell.

40
Greene, Nathaniel, succeeds Gates in command of the South....

118
character of........

..................... 126
crosses the Dan...................................................... 147
repasses thc Dani....................................................... 156
his deterınination to leave Cornwallis, and carry the war into South

Carolina, and the reasons which led to it................. 204 to 213
moves his army to the high hills of Santee............

........... 941
breaks up from the high hills, and removes to Dorchester, &c..... 379
Granby, Fort, the capture of, by lieut. col. Lee.......

235
Greenspring, the battle at......

304
Guilford Court House, battle at.........................

171
Grierson Fort, taken by Lt. Col. Lee........

239

...5., 265

Hampton, his dispersion and capture of some mounted refugees........
Hamilton and Lee, escape of........

18
Hayne, colonel Isaac, narrative of the circumstances which led to his exe-
cution, that event, &c. to the end of the chapter from.......

316
Hanging Rock, attack on the British post of......

89
Howe, general Robert, defeated by lieut. col. Campbell......

41

King's Mountain, battle of...

.... 108

415

Layreus, lieut. col. John, placed in command of the infantry of the light

411
troops, and the dissatisfaction of the partisan legion........
his death...........

311
Lee captures and releases the wounded of Stewart's arıny

37
Major General Charles, arrest of.......
Leslie, Geoeral, invades Virginia,......
Lincoln, Major General, apported commander in chief of the southern army 43

86

Marion and Lee, detached to interrupt Stewart's retreat..................... 339
Mariou and Lee, capture Fort Watson.................................... 219
Marion, general Francis, character of.....

his corps surprised and routed, during his absence from it, while
attending the legislature at Jacksonborough..

397
Mathews, general, invades Virginia ....

53
Monmouth, battle of...........

36
Morris, Robert, placed at the head of the Treasury

343
Morris, major, death of......

29
Motte, Fort, the capture of, by Marion and Lee..

232
Mudd Island, defence of......

26
evacuated by the Americans......

28
Mutiny. in Greene's camp...

399

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