Journal of Gen. Rufus Putnam Kept in Northern New York During Four Campaigns of the Old French and Indian War 1757-1760: The Whole Copiously Illustrated with Notes and Preceded by a Biographical Sketch of Gen. Putnam

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J. Munsell's Sons, 1886 - United States - 115 pages

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Page 50 - Colonel of His Majesty's Forty-Fourth Regiment of Foot ; Colonel in Chief of the Royal American Regiment ; Major General and Commander in Chief of all His Majesty's Forces raised or to be raised in North America, &c.
Page 69 - This noble and brave officer being universally beloved by both officers and soldiers of the army, his fall was not only...
Page 36 - July 4, 1757 a soldier taken by the enemy was found barbecued at a most doleful rate, for they found him with his nails all pulled out, his lips cut off down to his chin and up to his nose, and his jaw lay bare; his scalp was taken off, his breast cut open, his heart pulled out and his bullet pouch put in the room of it; his left hand clenched around his gall, a Tomahawk left in his bowels and a dart stuck through him; the little finger of his left hand cut off and the little toe of his left...
Page 73 - ... yet they could make no impression on the garrison. The loss must have been greater than actually estimated, as twenty-five hundred stands of arms were picked up by the French. Mr. Putnam remarks that " when he subsequently became acquainted with the strength of the works and the mode of attack, he considered it the most injudicious and wanton sacrifice of men, that ever came within his knowledge or reading.
Page 69 - Historical Magazine, August, 1871, the Enemy, down the Lake, in which skirmish we lost but few men, but among them a Brave and Bold Commander, that worthy man, my Lord Howe,1 who is lamented by us all, and whose Death calls for our Kevenge.
Page 69 - Rangers on the left flank of the enemy, the river being on their right, and killed several. By this time Lord Howe, with a detachment from his front, had broke the enemy, and hemmed them in on every side; but advancing himself with great eagerness and intrepidity upon them, was unfortunately shot and died immediately*.
Page 30 - I have been particular in this description; because in 1777 there was by no means so great an appearance of there having been a fortification there as we find in the ancient works at Marietta and other parts of the Ohio ^ country.
Page 68 - Ticontoroque and Rowed this Day about 30 Miles and land. July 6th. At 1 o'Clock in the Morning Embarked and came at 8 o'Clock and landed within 3 Miles of the Fort. The French guard ran at our appearancc. Major Rogers 'Rangers came up with part of the French Gutird, killed 7 of them lost 2 of our Men.
Page 72 - ... colonies, but after the revolution was fairly under way became an ardent patriot. In 1779 he was chosen delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention and took an active part in its deliberations. He died in 1785. Major Stoddard summed up his married life thus: "He married, first Miriam Taylor for good sense, and got it; secondly, Miss Wells for love and beauty and had it; thirdly, Aunt Hannah Dickerson and got horribly cheated.
Page 35 - He then devoted himself to the profession of the law, in which he soon became eminent. In 1755, he was appointed major general and commander-in-chief of the Connecticut forces ; and he held this office until the Canadian war was ended. He then went as commander-in-chief of the American troops in the expedition to the Havanna, in the year 1762.

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