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Title: On And Near The Delaware Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Volume 3. Author: Charles M.
Skinner Release Date: October 22, 2006 [EBook #6608] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ON AND NEAR THE DELAWARE *** Produced by David Widger MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF OUR OWN LAND By Charles M.
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3. ON AND NEAR THE DELAWARE CONTENTS: The Phantom Dragoon Delaware Water Gap The Phantom Drummer The Missing Soldier of Valley Forge The Last Shot at Germantown A Blow in the Dark The Tory’s Conversion Lord Percy’s Dream Saved by the Bible Parricide of the Wissahickon The Blacksmith at Brandywine Father and Son The Envy of Manitou The Last Revel in Printz Hall The Two Rings Flame Scalps of the Chartiers The Consecration of Washington Marion Tue Apr 04 21:28:55 2017 2 ON AND NEAR THE DELAWARE THE PHANTOM DRAGOON The height that rises a mile or so to the south of Newark, Delaware, is called Iron Hill, because it is rich in hematite ore, but about the time of General Howe’s advance to the Brandywine it might well have won its name because of the panoply of war--the sullen guns, the flashing swords, and glistening bayonets--that appeared among the British tents pitched on it.
After the red-coats had established camp here the American outposts were advanced and one of the pickets was stationed at Welsh Tract Church. On his first tour of duty the sentry was thrown into great alarm by the appearance of a figure robed from head to foot in white, that rode a horse at a charging gait within ten feet of his face.
When guard was relieved the soldier begged that he might neve...

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