Proceedings at the Unveiling of the Soldiers' Monument on the Site of Fort Stephenson, Fremont, Ohio

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Democratic messenger, 1885 - Sandusky County (Ohio) - 123 pages

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Page 112 - ... in his power to do should he be reduced to the necessity of taking the place by storm. My answer to the summons was, that I was determined to defend the place to the last extremity, and that no force however large should induce me to surrender it.
Page 15 - Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory to their children ; and let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish thou the work of our hands : yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
Page 116 - The handful of his Majesty's troops employed on this occasion displayed the greatest bravery; nearly the whole of them having reached the fort and made every effort to enter it; but a galling and destructive fire being kept up by the enemy...
Page 112 - ... or twenty paces of the lines ; but the men being all at their posts and ready to receive it, commenced so heavy and galling a fire, as to throw the column a little into confusion. Being quickly rallied, it advanced to the outer works and began to leap into the ditch.
Page 92 - In the campaign and siege terminating with the fall of Vicksburg, General McPherson has filled a conspicuous part at the battle of Port Gibson. It was under his direction that the enemy was driven, late in the afternoon, from a position they had succeeded in holding all day against an obstinate attack. His corps, the advance, always under his immediate eye, were the pioneers in the movement from Port Gibson to Hawkinson
Page 92 - In the assault of the 22d of May, on the fortifications of Vicksburg, and during the entire siege, General McPherson and his command took unfading laurels. He is one of the ablest engineers and most skilful generals. I would respectfully but urgently recommend his promotion to the position of brigadier-general in the regular army.
Page 116 - Ult. towards the Enemy, with about 350 of the 41st Regiment, and between three and four thousand Indian Warriors and on the 2nd Inst. attempted to carry by assault the Block Houses and works at Sandusky, where the Enemy had concentrated a considerable force.
Page 112 - I have the honor to inform you that the combined force of the enemy amounting to at least 500 regulars and seven or eight hundred Indians' under the immediate command of General Proctor, made its appearance before this place early on Sunday evening last ; and so soon as the General had made such disposition of his troops as would cut off my retreat, should I be disposed to make one, he sent Colonel...
Page 112 - PM, discovering that the fire from all his guns was concentrated against the northwestern angle of the fort, I became confident that his object was to make a breach, and attempt to storm the works at that point, I therefore ordered out as many men as could be employed for the purpose of strengthening that part, which was so effectually secured by means of bags of flour, sand, &c.
Page 20 - The defense of Fort Stephenson, by Croghan and his gallant little band, was the necessary precursor to Perry's victory on the Lake, and of General Harrison's triumphant victory at the battle of the Thames. These assured to our immediate ancestors the mastery of the Great West, and from that day to this the west has been the bulwark of this nation.

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