Excerpt from The Campaign of 1776 Around New York and Brooklyn
The record of what occurred in this vicinity at that interesting period has much of it been preserved in our standard histories by Gordon, Marshall, Irving, Hil dreth, Lossing, Bancroft, Carrington, and others. In... the present volume it is given as a single connected account, with many additional particulars which have but recently come to light. This new material, gath ered largely from the descendants Of Officers and soldiers who participated in that campaign, is pub lished with other documents ln Part II. Of this work, and is presented as its principal feature. What im portance should be attached to it must be left to the judgment of the reader.
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