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Memoir Of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge (1858) ✵ [BOOKS] ⚦ Memoir Of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge (1858) By Benjamin Tallmadge ✿ – Only 21 at the start of the America's Revolutionary War Benjamin Tallmadge was an enthusiastic patriot Appointed by George Washington to organize intelligence in British occupied New York Tallmadge fo Colonel Benjamin PDF/EPUB ê Only at the start of the America's Revolutionary War Benjamin Tallmadge was an enthusiastic patriot Appointed by George Washington to organize intelligence in British occupied New York Tallmadge formed Memoir Of PDF or the famous Culper Spy Ring whom he mentions in this volume without giving names Scenes of battle the discovery of Benedict Arnold's betrayal the execution of his classmate Nathan Hale were Of Colonel Benjamin Kindle × all part of Tallmadge's experiences in the war Written primarily for his children this memoir is nevertheless an important document by one of America's great heroes His description of Washington's parting in New York from his officers after the victory is especially moving and shows a human side of the great leader From inside the book THE following Memoir of Colonel BENJAMIN TALLMADGE was prepared by himself at the reuest of his children and for their gratification It is confined principally to those incidents of the Revolutionary War with which he was immediately connected and therefore becomes the interesting to his descendants and family friends This book published in has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the reformatting.

10 thoughts on “Memoir Of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge (1858)

  1. Ron Ron says:

    “I soon left the paternal abode and entered the tented field”As a student of history I love primary sources What letters and journals of participants suffer in bias they make up in immediacy Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge was a Revolutionary War hero known to viewers of AMC’s TURN Washington’s spymaster They got that much rightHis brother along with thousands of other captured Americans “ perished in prison by severe usage sickness etc”He was also a participant in most major and many minor military actions in and around New York City throughout the war Though these memoirs were written forty years after the fact they provide a literate Tallmadge graduated from Yale in 1773 record of American leadership and battlefield fortunes“At this time a very dense fog began to rise I recollect this particular providential occurrence perfectly well”Twice Tallmadge recounts events as evidence of ‘providential” intervention one happening in December 1782 after Yorktown when most history books assume general military action had ceased“What is most worth of notice is the fact that when these two attempts were to have been made in which doubtless many lives would have been lost the preliminary articles of peace had been actually signed not known to us” Interestingly no mention is made of American Captain Nathan Hale but much of British Major John Andre Both were hung as spiesAndre “a most elegant and accomplished gentleman”An easy read despite the stilted language of the era Some of which sounds slightly humorous to modern ears“A large body of the garrison were stationed at the place appointed for our landing which probably would have annoyed us greatly”

  2. Dori Dori says:

    Amazing insight into early American historyI was uite surprised by the insight provided into behind the scene s of our country's pursuit of independence Mr Tallmadge painted a poignant picture of George Washington the man and leader I'm so thankful he took the time to pen this memoir because of this and because I just discovered he is my great grandfather many times removed Proud to have his blood coursing through my veins

  3. Lee Lee says:

    My continued uest to read books on lesser know Revolutionary War figures brings me to this autobiography of Benjamin Tallmadge In the current time he is best know for running the Revolutions best known spy ring the Culper Ring The Ring is mentioned very briefly twice in the book and even then it is very vague He tells the story of how he came to join the Continental Army and the engagements he fought in which encompassed the entire war Except for his Long Island raidbattle his accounts are fairly brief and to the point He does give a nice description of Washington’s farewell to his officers at Faunces Tavern as Washington is preparing to depart for Mt Vernon His description and detail into the capture and hanging of John Andre is good as well His son then gives a short account of his service after the war serving in Congress All in all a good short read

  4. Debbie Debbie says:

    I'm watching the 'Turn' series and this is a great memoir to understanding the real persons involved in our country's independence

  5. Lynn Lynn says:

    Tallmage's memoir is a uick read and provides interesting descriptions of Washington with whom Tallmage worked closely as a young colonel during the Revolution But I was disappointed by one major omission there was nothing in the book about the spy ring that Tallmage built for Washington in his position as this country's first intelligence officer Books have been written about that spy ring which played such a big role in helping us win the war so I was hoping to hear a first hand account of it But I guess Tallmage the son of a minister and a man of great principle was probably concerned about protecting the identities of those individuals so that no doubt accounts for the omission I also wanted to learn about Tallmage's political career which followed the Revolution but he ends his story right after the war It's still interesting to read someone's first hand account of fighting in one of the most important wars in world history We don't have too many of those from soldiers who fought in the Revolution

  6. Diana Long Diana Long says:

    I became very interested in this man especially after watching the series “Turn” and reading the book “Washington's Spies” by Alexander Rose In this memoir Tallmadge writes a good deal about his participation in the war battles etc but next to nil about the biggest contribution to the war effort the “Culper” spy ring So I am wondering is he just a humble man or was running a spy ring secretive or embarrassing I am sure Andre would appreciate his remarks in this work I felt deeply for Andre after all he was a gentleman and would have much preferred that Arnold the traitor would have swung in his stead The memoir is worth reading if you have a passion for history as it is a first person narrative

  7. Kimberly Greiner Kimberly Greiner says:

    It is a uick read and at times a captivating first hand account of a major figure of the Revolutionary War I️ am taking off a star because I️ was disappointed he never mentioned the Culper Ring which is such a HUGE part of his contribution to the war effort However beyond the “we marched here and then we marched here” sections there were some wonderful passages about his deep respect for George Washington

  8. Mirella Mirella says:

    A Real American HeroA very enjoyable read for anyone interested in the American Revolution 5 stars for Benjamin Tallmadge a hero and role model by every sense of the word brave bold honorable upright and inspirational 4 stars for content you can see part of what made Tallmadge an outstanding leader in his directness clarity and brevity This reads like an executive summary I would’ve liked to have details and anecdotes the man who led the continental army’s intelligence spy ring unit made a fortune fought Thomas Jefferson fiercely against slavery and gave considerable financial contributions to promote moral issues makes no mention of these 1 Star for this particular edition it seems that some software was used to scan the older text and no care was taken to editing the electronic “translation” lots of words mis written like “clown” instead of “down” multiple times and punctuation in wrong places I regret paying an extra couple of dollars for this “annotated” version there were only a couple of them one of them pointing to a celebrity book which makes me think this entire edition was an advertisement Otherwise just emphasis placed on some text with italics Not worth it

  9. Dayla Dayla says:

    Col Benjamin Tallmadge you are a great human being with morals and integrity Your story needed to be told I read many biographies about Major Andre who was carrying the map of West Point and so obviously in cahoots with Benedict Arnold but so much innocent Arnold escaped to Great Britain Major Andre was hungCol Tallmadge was assigned the prisoner Major Andre So many have fallen in love with Andre His loveliness and charm is without peer So I was not surprised when Col Tallmadge said that he cried when the noose was put around the neck of Major Andre

  10. Barbara Shenkle Barbara Shenkle says:

    A most interesting account of Col Benjamin Tallmadge's experience serving Genl Washington during the revolution war and though it was not intended to reflect his thoughts but to record the war experienceWhich he has recorded meticulously Col Tallmadge has cited the wars highlights I found myself wishing for details and succeeded in his chronology which ss a valuable addition to other accounts written

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