Major-General Anthony Wayne and the Pennsylvania Line in the Continental Army

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J.B. Lippincott, 1893 - Generals - 441 pages
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Page 338 - All these were obeyed with spirit and promptitude ; but such was the impetuosity of the charge by the first line of infantry...
Page 337 - 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...
Page 338 - I soon discovered, from the weight of the fire and extent of their lines, that the enemy were in full force in front, in possession of their favorite ground, and endeavoring to turn our left flank. I therefore gave orders for the second line to advance to support the first, and directed Major General Scott to gain and turn the right flank of the savages, with the whole of the mounted volunteers, by a circuitous route.
Page 341 - I think I may, without breach of decorum, observe to you, that were you entitled to an answer, the most full and satisfactory one was announced to you from the muzzles of my small arms yesterday morning in the action against hordes of savages in the vicinity of your post, which terminated gloriously to the American arms.
Page 198 - The fort & Garrison with Col° Johnston are ours. Our Officers & men behaved like men who are determined to be free.
Page 404 - Knowledge of your intention ten minutes previously obtained, blasts all your hopes; for which reason, a small detachment composed of men whose fidelity you can rely on, under the care of a judicious officer, should guard every avenue through the marsh to the enemy's works by which our deserters or their spies can pass, and prevent all intercourse. "The usual time for exploits of this kind...
Page 342 - Indians, etc., were driven under the influence of the post and guns you mention, they would not have much impeded the progress of the victorious army under my command, as no such post was established at the commencement of the present war between the Indians and the United States.
Page 406 - Lee, it may be useful. He has been so long near the spot, and has taken so much pains to inform himself critically concerning the post, that I imagine he may be able to make you acquainted with some further details. Your interview must be managed with caution, or it may possibly raise suspicion.* I am, dear Sir, &,c.
Page 26 - I have an insuperable bias in favor of an elegant uniform and soldierly appearance; so much so, that I would rather risk my life and reputation at the head of the same men in an attack, clothed and appointed as I could wish, merely with bayonets and a single charge of ammunition, than to take them as they appear in common, 3 25 with sixty rounds of cartridges.

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