Jackson and New Orleans. An Authentic Narrative of the Memorable Achievements of the American Army, Under Andrew Jackson, Before New Orleans, in the Winter of 1814, '15 (Google eBook)

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J. C. Derby, 1856 - New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815.. - 411 pages
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Page 230 - The next but swept a lone hill-side, Where heath and fern were waving wide ; The sun's last glance was glinted back, From spear and glaive, from targe and jack, The next, all unreflected, shone On bracken green, and cold grey stone.
Page 230 - Each warrior vanished where he stood, In broom or bracken, heath or wood; Sunk brand, and spear, and bended bow, In osiers pale and copses low: It seemed as if their mother Earth Had swallowed up her warlike birth.
Page 262 - like the baseless fabric of a vision, and left not a wreck behind ;" so thoroughly had nine-tenths of them taken up their abode in the bread basket (vide Jon Bee) of the Man-Mountain ; the remaining tenth sufficed for the rest of the company, viz.
Page 57 - I am now done fighting. The Red Sticks are nearly all killed. If I could fight you any longer, I would most heartily do so. Send for the women and children. They never did you any harm. But kill me, if the white people want it done.
Page 44 - ... of the country. This point of Louisiana, which I occupy, is of great importance in the present crisis. I tender my services to defend it; and the only reward I ask is that a stop be put to the proscription against me and my adherents, by an act of oblivion for all that has been done hitherto.
Page 191 - Some lay at length upon straw, with eyes half closed, and limbs motionless ; some endeavoured to start up, shrieking with pain; while the wandering eye and incoherent speech of others, indicated the loss of reason, and usually foretold the approach of death. But there was one among the rest, whose appearance was too horrible ever to be forgotten. He had been shot through the wind-pipe, and the breath making its way between the skin and the flesh, had dilated him to a size absolutely terrific. His...
Page 55 - Alabama, below the town, on a gray steed of unsurpassed strength and fleetness which he had purchased a short time before the commencement of hostilities of Benjamin Baldwin, late of Macon county came at length to the termination of a kind of ravine, where there was a perpendicular bluff ten or fifteen feet above the surface of the river. Over this, with a mighty bound, the horse pitched with the gallant Chief, and both went out of sight beneath the waves. Presently they rose again, the rider...
Page 44 - Our enemies have endeavored to work on me by a motive which few men would have resisted. They represented to me a brother in irons, a brother who is to me very dear, whose deliverer I might become ; and I declined the proposal. Well persuaded of his innocence, I am free from apprehension as to the issue of a trial ; but he is sick and not in a place where he can receive the assistance his state requires. I recommend him to you, in the name of humanity.
Page 319 - and tell General Morgan that he is mistaken. The main attack will be on this side, and I have no men to spare. He must maintain his position at all hazards.
Page 350 - A Narrative of the Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans, under Generals Ross, Pakenham, and Lambert, in the years 1814 and 1815; with some account of the countries visited.

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