History of the Battle of Point Pleasant Fought Between White Men and Indians at the Mouth of the Great Kanawha River (now Point Pleasant, West Virginia) Monday, October 10th, 1774: The Chief Event of Lord Dunmore's War

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Tribune Printing Company, 1909 - Dunmore's Expedition, 1774 - 131 pages
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Page 91 - Lord Dunmore, for his truly noble, wise, and spirited conduct, on the late expedition against our Indian enemy; a conduct which at once evinces his Excellency's attention to the true interests of this colony, and a zeal in the executive department which no dangers can divert, or difficulties hinder, from achieving the most important services to the people who have the happiness to live under his administration" (Journal of the Convention 1775, p.
Page 87 - May it please your Excellency, WE His Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, the...
Page 67 - Its results were most important. It kept the Northwestern tribes quiet for the first two years of the Revolutionary struggle ; and above all it rendered possible the settlement of Kentucky, and therefore the winning of the West.
Page 43 - Lewis' division had not marched quite half a mile from camp, when about sun-rise, an attack was made on the front of his division, in a most vigorous manner, by the united tribes of Indians...
Page 45 - They had not the satisfaction of carrying off any of our men's scalps, save one or two stragglers, whom they killed before the engagement. Many of their dead they scalped rather than we should have them ; but our.
Page 60 - Ohio], the ensuing night, and at daybreak we got around it with one-half our force, and the remainder were sent to a small village half a mile distant. Unfortunately, one of our men was discovered by an Indian, who lay out from the town some distance by a log, which the man was creeping up to. This obliged the man to kill the Indian. This happened before daylight, which did us much damage, as the chief part of the Indians made their escape in the dark; but we got fourteen prisoners, and killed six...
Page 44 - The enemy no longer able to maintain their ground was forced to give way till they were in a line with the troops left in action on branches of ohio by Col. Fleming. In this precipitate retreat Col. Field was killed; after which Capt. Shelby was ordered to take the command.
Page 104 - Redhawk, and another fellow as hostages, to prevent the nation from joining the British. "In the course of that summer our government had ordered an army to be raised, of volunteers, to serve under the command of General Hand ; who was to have collected a number of troops at Fort Pitt, with them to descend the river to Point Pleasant, there to meet a reinforcement of volunteers expected to be raised in Augusta and Botetourt counties, and then proceed to the Shawnee towns and chastise them so as to...
Page 109 - When he arose, he was in no wise confused or daunted, but spoke in a distinct and audible voice, without stammering or repetition, and with peculiar emphasis. His looks, while addressing Dunmore, were truly grand and majestic ; yet graceful and attractive. I have heard the first orators in Virginia, — Patrick Henry and Richard Henry Lee. — but never have I heard one whose powers of delivery surpassed those of Cornstalk.
Page 105 - So fell the great Cornstalk warrior, whose name was bestowed upon him by the consent of the nation, as their great strength and support.

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