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ABOUT SAVANNAH.
273
Some loss, as you very well know, sir.
Then let bumpers go round,
And re-echo the sound. Huzza for the king and Prevost, sir.
1  Brave Maitlandpushed in. D'Estaing, before his junction with Lincoln, demanded a surrender of the town to the arms of France; when Prevost asked for twenty-four hours suspension of hostilities that he might prepare proper terms. Meanwhile Colonel Maitland, with a large body of men, marched from Beaufort and joined the royal army. Prevost, thus reinforced, determined on resistance. Colonel Maitland died during the siege, of a bilious disorder.
2  And Moncrieffe. Major MoncriefFe was the engineer who planned the defences of Savannah.
3   The Count formed his troops in the morn. On a report from the engineers, that a long time would be required to take possession of the town by regular approaches, it was determined to make an as­sault. Early on the morning of the tenth of October, nearly five thousand troops, consisting of French, Continentals and the inhab­itants of Charleston, marched up to the lines, led on by D'Estaing and Lincoln. But a heavy and well-directed fire from the batteries, and a cross fire from the galleys, threw them into confusion, and a retreat was ordered after they had stood the enemy's fire for fifty-five minutes. Ramsay.
4   There Pulaski fell. Count D'Estaing and Count Pulaski were both wounded; the latter mortally. He was struck by a small can­non ball and fell from his horse, while leading his troops. In the retreat, he was borne from the field and placed upon one of the ships in the harbor, where he died. He was buried under a large syca­more on St. Helen's Isle, about forty miles from Savannah.
5   Who attempted to murder his king. Pulaski was a native of Poland. In 1769 he was engaged in a rebellion against Stanislaus, king of Poland. In 1771, he, with a body of chosen men, entered
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