Historical Collections of All Nations: Comprising Notices of the Most Remarkable Events and Distinguished Characters in the History of the World; with Anecdotes of Heroes, Statesmen, Patriots and Sovereigns, who Have Signalized Their Names in Ancient and Modern History: with Special Notices of the Heroes of the West

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Case, Tiffany, 1852 - World history - 1008 pages
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Page 904 - I bless the Lord who hath accounted me worthy to suffer for his name. Blessed be the Lord that I have kept a conscience void of offence to this day. I bless the Lord I have not deserted the righteous cause, for which I suffer.
Page 730 - We were now in the situation that I had labored to get ourselves in. The idea of being made prisoner was foreign to almost every man, as they expected nothing but torture from the savages if they fell into their hands. Our fate was now to be determined, probably in a few hours. We knew that nothing but the most daring conduct would insure success. I knew that a number of the inhabitants wished us well...
Page 20 - Yet are thy skies as blue, thy crags as wild ; Sweet are thy groves, and verdant are thy fields, Thine olive ripe as when Minerva smiled And still his...
Page 698 - From every account the enemy amounted to two thousand combatants. The troops actually engaged against them were short of nine hundred.
Page 698 - The bravery and conduct of every officer belonging to the army, from the generals down to the ensigns, merit my highest approbation. There were, however, some whose rank and situation placed their conduct in a very conspicuous point of view, and which I observed with pleasure, and the most lively gratitude; among whom I must beg leave to mention...
Page 698 - Campbell, who commanded the legionary cavalry, to turn the left flank of the enemy next the river, and which afforded a favorable field for that corps to act in. All these orders were obeyed with spirit and promptitude ; but such was the impetuosity of the charge by the first line of infantry that the Indians and Canadian militia and volunteers were driven from...
Page 803 - I am in your power — do with me as you please. I am a soldier. I have done the white people all the harm I could ; I have fought them, and fought them bravely : If I had an army, I wouliJr*yet fight and contend to the last ; but I have none : my people are all gone. I can now do no more than weep over the misfortunes of my nation.
Page 687 - Girty then came up to me and bade me prepare for death. He said, however, I was not to die at that place, but to be burnt at the Shawanese towns. He swore by G — d I need not expect to escape death, but should suffer it in all its extremities.
Page 698 - Scott to gain and turn the right flank of the savages with the whole force of the mounted volunteers by a circuitous route ; at the same time I ordered the front line to advance and charge with trailed arms, and rouse the Indians from their coverts at the • point of the bayonet, and when up, to deliver a close and well-directed fire on their backs, followed by a brisk charge, so as not to give them time to load again.
Page 698 - After advancing about five miles Major Price's corps received so severe a fire from the enemy, who were secreted in the woods and high grass, as to compel them to retreat. The legion was immediately formed in two lines, principally in a close, thick wood, which extended for miles on our left and for a very considerable distance in front; the ground being covered with old- fallen timber, probably occasioned by a tornado...

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