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this 2 vol work stood for 100 years as the authority on Creek Indian Wars of 1813-14. Many recent books since 1990 add to this body of work, few surpass it. Read full review
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Page 240 - I am now on the east bank of the Alabama, thirty-five miles above Mims, and in the best part of the enemy's country. From this position we cut the savages off from the river, and from their growing crops. We likewise render their communication with Pensacola more hazardous. Here will be deposited for the use of General Jackson, a supply of provisions, and I hope I shall be ordered to cooperate with him. Colonel Russell of the Third US Infantry has been ordered to co-operate with the Georgia troops,...
Page 96 - black drink.' "These chiefs told Weatherford and Moniac that they must join them or be put to death. The following are Woodward's own words: Moniac boldly refused and mounted his horse. Josiah Francis, his brother-in-law, seized his bridle. Moniac snatched a war club from his hand, gave him a severe blow and put out, with a shower of rifle bullets following him. Weatherford consented to remain. He told them that he disapproved their course, and that it would be their ruin, but that they were his...
Page 219 - Glenullin ! whose bride shall await, Like a love-lighted watch-fire, all night at the gate. A steed comes at morning : no rider is there ; But its bridle is red with the sign of despair.
Page 71 - No obstacles seemed to check this extraordinary and concerted movement : the word had been given them to go forth, and they obeyed it, though multitudes perished in the broad Ohio, which lay in their path. The splendid comet of that year long continued to shed its twilight over the forests, and, as the autumn drew to a close, the whole Valley of the Mississippi /from the Missouri to the Gulf, was shaken to its centre by continued earthquakes.
Page 312 - ... female captives, that in the midst of all their distresses, they had no reason to fear, from a savage foe, the perpetration of a crime which has too frequently disgraced not only the personal, but the national character of those who make large pretensions to civilization and humanity.
Page 147 - About two hundred and sixty persons, of all ages and sexes, perished. The panic caused at the other outposts, or stations, by this dreadful catastrophe, can scarcely be described ; the wretched inhabitants, fearing, a similar fate abandoned their retreats of fancied security in the middle of the night, and effected their escape to Mobile after the endurance of every species of suffering.
Page 311 - A general view of the subject is now more proper. These wars took place, more or less, along the whole western frontier of the colonies, from New Hampshire to Georgia, and from the year 1690, to the peace of Paris, 1763. Through that wide range, and for that long period of seventy-three years, with occasional intermissions, Indian hostilities, fomented by the French in the north, and the Spaniards in the south, disturbed the peace, and stinted the growth of the English colonies.
Page 174 - Herminius, I have sought thee Through many a bloody day. One of us two, Herminius, Shall never more go home. I will lay on for Tusculum, And lay thou on for Rome...