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American Prisoners of the Revolution

By Danske Dandridge
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  • AMERICAN PRISONERS OF THE REVOLUTION
  • Dedication
    • TO THE MEMORY OF MY GRANDFATHER
      • Lieutenant Daniel Bedinger, of Bedford, Virginia "A BOY IN PRISON" AS REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL THAT WAS BRAVEST AND MOST HONORABLE IN THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE PATRIOTS OF 1776
    • Lieutenant Daniel Bedinger, of Bedford, Virginia "A BOY IN PRISON" AS REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL THAT WAS BRAVEST AND MOST HONORABLE IN THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE PATRIOTS OF 1776
  • PREFACE
  • CHAPTER I. — INTRODUCTORY
  • CHAPTER II. — THE RIFLEMEN OF THE REVOLUTION
  • CHAPTER III. — NAMES OF SOME OF THE PRISONERS OF 1776
  • CHAPTER IV. — THE PRISONS OF NEW YORK—JONATHAN GILLETT
  • CHAPTER V. — WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM, THE PROVOST MARSHAL
  • CHAPTER VI. — THE CASE OF JABEZ FITCH
  • CHAPTER VII. — THE HOSPITAL DOCTOR—A TORY'S ACCOUNT OF NEW YORK IN 1777—ETHAN ALLEN'S
  • CHAPTER VIII. — THE ACCOUNT OF ALEXANDER GRAYDON
  • CHAPTER IX. — A FOUL PAGE OF ENGLISH HISTORY
  • CHAPTER X. — A BOY IN PRISON
  • CHAPTER XI. — THE NEWSPAPERS OF THE REVOLUTION
  • CHAPTER XII. — THE TRUMBULL PAPERS AND OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION
  • CHAPTER XIII. — A JOURNAL KEPT IN THE PROVOST
  • CHAPTER XIV. — FURTHER TESTIMONY OF CRUELTIES ENDURED BY AMERICAN PRISONERS
  • CHAPTER XV. — THE OLD SUGAR HOUSE—TRINTY CHURCHYARD
  • CHAPTER XVI. — THE CASE OF JOHN BLATCHFORD
  • CHAPTER XVII. — BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND OTHERS ON THE SUBJECT OF AMERICAN PRISONERS
  • CHAPTER XVIII. — THE ADVENTURES OF ANDREW SHERBURNE
  • CHAPTER XIX. — MORE ABOUT THE ENGLISH PRISONS—MEMOIR OF ELI BICKFORD—CAPTAIN FANNING
  • CHAPTER XX. — SOME SOUTHERN NAVAL PRISONERS
  • CHAPTER XXI. — EXTRACTS FROM NEWSPAPERS—SOME OF THE PRISON SHIPS—CASE OF CAPTAIN
  • CHAPTER XXII. — THE JOURNAL OF DR. ELIAS CORNELIUS—BRITISH PRISONS IN THE SOUTH
  • CHAPTER XXIII. — A POET ON A PRISON SHIP
  • CHAPTER XXIV. — "THERE WAS A SHIP"
  • CHAPTER XXV. — A DESCRIPTION OF THE JERSEY
  • CHAPTER XXVI. — THE EXPERIENCE OF EBENEZER FOX. —
  • CHAPTER XXVII. — THE EXPERIENCE OF EBENEZER FOX (CONTINUED)
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. — THE CASE OF CHRISTOPHER HAWKINS
  • CHAPTER XXIX. — TESTIMONY OF PRISONERS ON BOARD THE JERSEY
  • CHAPTER XXX. — RECOLLECTIONS OF ANDREW SHERBURNE
  • CHAPTER XXXI. — CAPTAIN ROSWELL PALMER
  • CHAPTER XXXII. — THE NARRATIVE OF CAPTAIN ALEXANDER COFFIN
  • CHAPTER XXXIII. — A WONDERFUL DELIVERANCE
  • CHAPTER XXXIV. — THE NARRATIVE OF CAPTAIN DRING
  • CHAPTER XXXV. — THE NARRATIVE OF CAPTAIN DRING (CONTINUED)
  • CHAPTER XXXVI. — THE INTERMENT OF THE DEAD
  • CHAPTER XXXVII. — DAME GRANT AND HER BOAT
  • CHAPTER XXXVIII. — THE SUPPLIES FOR THE PRISONERS
  • CHAPTER XXXIX. — FOURTH OF JULY ON THE JERSEY
  • CHAPTER XL. — AN ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE
  • CHAPTER XLI. — THE MEMORIAL TO GENERAL WASHINGTON
  • CHAPTER XLII. — THE EXCHANGE
  • CHAPTER XLIII. — THE CARTEL—CAPTAIN DRING'S NARRATIVE (CONTINUED)
  • CHAPTER XLIV. — CORRESPONDENCE OF WASHINGTON AND OTHERS
  • CHAPTER XLV. — GENERAL WASHINGTON AND REAR ADMIRAL DIGBY—COMMISSARIES SPROAT AND
  • CHAPTER XLVI. — SOME OF THE PRISONERS ON BOARD THE JERSEY
  • CONCLUSION
  • APPENDIX A
  • LIST OF 8000 MEN WHO WERE PRISONERS ON BOARD THE OLD JERSEY
  • APPENDIX B
  • APPENDIX C
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