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Stories of the American Revolution, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Stories of the American Revolution, Vol. 1The foundation of these stories is historically true. The incidents of home-life, of the struggles of the women and children who were left to defend themselves as best they could, of the privations, bravery, and heroism of those who never went upon a battlefield, have been too much neglected. The men who shouldered their muskets, and at the peril of their lives went forth to meet the foe, are not likely to be fo shouldered their muskets, and at the peril of their lives went forth to meet the foe, are not likely to be forgotten but the no less heroic deeds of those who were left behind are Ofttimes slighted. We have studied the battlefields sometimes to the exclusion of the lives of the men and the women.The author in putting forth these stories con fesses to one grave fear. He would not in any way enkindle today a feeling of hatred towards the mother country. There are too many reasons why the relations between the two lands should be, and should continue to be, friendly, for him in any way to try to keep alive the feelings which prevailed during the Revolution. The times have changed, and it is to be hoped that we may change with them.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more