Collection of the Official Accounts, in Detail, of All the Battles Fought by Sea and Land, Between the Navy and Army of the United States and the Navy and Army of Great Britain, During the Years 1812, 13, 14, & 15 (Google eBook)
Heman Allen Fay
E. Conrad, 1817 - United States - 295 pages
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Page 180 - Determining to exterminate them, I detached General Coffee with the mounted men and nearly the whole of the Indian force early on the morning of yesterday, to cross the river about two miles below their encampment, and to surround the bend in such a manner as that none of them should escape by attempting to cross the river.
Page 123 - The Niagara being very •little injured, I determined to pass through the enemy's line, bore up and passed ahead of their two ships and a brig, giving a raking fire to them from the starboard guns, and to a large schooner and sloop, from the larboard side, at half pistol shot distance.
Page 118 - ... not have in his power to do, should he be reduced to the necessity of taking the place by storm. My answer to the summons was, that...
Page 282 - During the days of the 6th and 7th, the enemy had been actively employed in making preparations for an attack on my lines. With infinite labour they had succeeded on the night of the 7th, in getting their boats across from the lake to the river, by widening and deepening the canal on which they had effected their disembarkation. It had not been...
Page 202 - I directed him, after he had been about ten minutes on board, to return to his own ship, to be prepared for defending and destroying
Page 285 - ... credited ; yet I am perfectly satisfied that the account is not exaggerated on the one part, nor underrated on the other. The enemy having hastily quitted a post, which they had gained possession of, on the other side of the river, and we, having immediately returned to it, both armies, at present, 'occupy their former positions. Whether, after the severe...
Page 68 - With these boats, 50 men in each, and under circumstances very disadvantageous, my men having scarcely had time to refresh themselves after a fatiguing march of 500 miles, I put off from the mouth of Buffaloe creek, at 1 o'clock the following morning, and at 3 I was along side the vessels.
Page 243 - Appling and Wool, as well as that of Sproul, retired alternately, keeping up a brisk fire until they got under cover of the works. The enemy's light troops occupied the houses near the bridge, and kept up a constant firing from the windows and balconies, and annoyed us much. I ordered them to be driven out with hot shot, which soon put the houses in flames, and obliged these sharp-shooters to retire.