America in the China Relief Expedition (Google eBook)

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Hudson-Kimberly publishing Company, 1903 - Americans - 261 pages
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Page 165 - SIR, — I have the honor to submit a brief report of the expedition to Alvarado, with which I was charged by orders from the commander-in-chief.
Page 240 - The President joins me in congratulations to you and the officers and men of your command on the brilliant achievement in which the courage, fortitude, and skill of the American forces in China have played so honorable a part. With mourning for your fallen comrades the whole country is proud and grateful for your great success. ROOT.
Page 239 - ... perils and privations, the fortitude and courage which you have all maintained, and the heroism of your little band of defenders. We all mourn for those who have fallen and acknowledge the goodness of God which has preserved you and guided the brave army that set you free. WILLIAM McKiNLKY.
Page 157 - Liscum, while at the head of his men, and with the First regiment of marines in the death of Captain Davis, who met a soldier's death in the very front of the fight. "I blame myself for the mistake made in the taking up of their position by the Ninth regiment, not remembering that troops wholly fresh to the scene of action and hurried forward in the excitement of attack were likely to lose their way.
Page 155 - SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of this department for the past year : The...
Page 262 - The Americans who have been besieged in Pekin desire to express their hearty appreciation of the courage, fidelity, and patriotism of the American marines to whom we so largely owe our salvation. ' ' By their bravery in holding...
Page 133 - High Commissioner of Commerce, Viceroy of Chi-li, Earl of Su yi etc. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your Excellency's very kind letter of commendation of the 8th instant, and to return my very sincere thanks. The Army of the United States of America enjoys the proud distinction of being the only Army in the history of all the world that has never been used as an instrument of tyranny. If, in my brief exercise of arbitrary power, I have done naught to impair the reputation of the...
Page 173 - At eleven o'clock in the morning of that day two companies of the Fourteenth Infantry, under the immediate command of Colonel Daggett, had scaled the wall of the Chinese city, and the flag of that regiment was the first of the foreign colors to be unfurled upon the walls of Peking. After steady fighting until about the middle of the afternoon, the Tartar city was entered, and the legations were relieved. Our casualties during the day were one officer and eleven enlisted...
Page 157 - Army during the long and hard fighting of the 13th instant and the subsequent capture of Tientsin city, and of my own appreciation of the high honor accorded to me by having them under my command. The American troops formed part of the front line of the British attack and so had more than their share of the fighting that took place.
Page 155 - At 11 am two companies of the Fourteenth Infantry, under the immediate command of Colonel Daggett, had scaled the wall of the Chinese city at the northeast corner, and the flag of that regiment was the first foreign colors unfurled upon the walls surrounding Pékin.

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