Life of Commodore Thomas Macdonough, U. S. Navy

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Fort Hill Press, S. Usher, 1909 - United States - 303 pages
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Page 289 - I have to regret the loss of the boatswain, Mr Jackson, who was killed a few minutes before the action terminated. The assistance I received from Mr Muckle, the gunner, and also from Mr...
Page 265 - The Almighty has been pleased to grant us a signal victory on Lake Champlain, in the capture of one frigate, one brig, and two sloops of war of the enemy.
Page 286 - M'Ghee, who, from having his cables, bowsprit, and mainboom shot away, drifted within the enemy's line, and was obliged to surrender. From the .light airs and smoothness of the water, the fire on each side proved very destructive from the commencement of the engagement, and with the exception of the brig, that of the enemy appeared united against the Confiance. After two hours...
Page 185 - Fore and aft we sped (The firing to guide or check), You could hardly choose but tread On the ghastly human wreck (Dreadful gobbet and shred That a minute ago were men!), Red, from mainmast to bitts! Red, on bulwark and wale, Red, by combing and hatch, Red, o'er netting and vail!
Page 266 - Eagle, not being able to bring her guns to bear, cut her cable and anchored in a more eligible position between my ship and the Ticonderoga...
Page 267 - The absence and sickness of lieutenant Raymond Perry, left me without the services of that excellent officer; much ought fairly to be attributed to him for his great care and attention in disciplining the ship's crew, as her first lieutenant. His place was filled by a gallant young officer, lieutenant Peter Gamble, who, I regret to inform you, was killed early in the action.
Page 287 - Men, I gave the painful orders for the Colours to be Struck. Lieutenant Hicks of the Finch had the Mortification to strike on a reef of Rocks, to the Eastward of Crab Island, about the Middle of the Engagement...
Page 186 - M'Donough ; they were immediately removed to his own hospital on Crab Island, and were furnished with every requisite. His generous and polite attention to myself, the officers, and men, will ever hereafter be gratefully remembered.
Page 297 - Perry, and through him to the officers, petty officers, seamen, marines, and infantry serving as such, attached to the squadron under his command, for the decisive and glorious victory gained on Lake Erie, on the...
Page 287 - The whole attention of the enemy's force then became directed towards the Linnet; the shattered and disabled state of the masts, sails, rigging, and yards, precluded the most distant hope of being able to effect an escape by cutting the cable...

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