16 September 2015

Harlem Heights


From "The magazine of American history with notes and queries":

Harlem heights was mapped out before me, once bristling with encampments, and Fort Washington loomed up in the distance, once manned by British troops. It might have been on this very spot that Hamilton proposed to Washington to retake it with a storming party. It is said that Washington thought the dashing young captain overestimated his ability, but in the last battle of the Revolution he ordered him to lead the charge. "Hamilton, with two companions in arms, was the first one to leap upon the British parapet, and took his chances of instant death, in spite of his great ambition to live and to influence."

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