Columbus and Columbia; A Pictorial History of the Man and the Nation Embracing a Review of Our Country's Progress, a Complete History of America, a New Life of Columbus, and an Illustrated Description of the Great Columbian Exposition

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General Books, May 20, 2012 - 398 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: ...being victorious before Ticonderoga and losing on the other hand their fortress and garrison at Frontenac. CAPTURE OF NIAGARA. General Amherst now succeeded Abercrombie in command of the American army. Great Britain became terribly in earnest in the prosecution of the war against the French. A bloody incident of this year (1759) transpired in the vicinity of Fort Miller, on the Hudson River six miles from Schuylerville. A party of soldiers from the garrison went fishing in a clear stream of water eight miles from the fort. While thus engaged they were attacked by a band of Indians who were in concealment in the thick covert on the bank. Being wholly unprepared for resistance the soldiers were panic stricken at the first fire and nine were killed who were afterwards scalped and their bodies left lying where they fell. On occount of this fatal occurrence the stream has ever since been called Bloody Run." By the beginning of summer, 1759, the British and colonial forces under arms numbered nearly fifty thousand men. On the other side the entire French army scarcely exceeded seven thousand. Three campaigns were planned for the year. General Prideaux was appointed to lead an expedition against Niagara. The commander-in-chief at the head of the main division was to proceed against Ticonderoga and Crown Point. General Wolfe, with his contingent was sent up the St. Lawrence for the capture of Quebec. The first expedition was crowned with success. General Prideaux succeeded in midsummer in the investment of Fort Niagara. The French commander, D'Aubry, with twelve hundred men, came to the relief of the fort. On the 15th of the month, Prideaux was BLOODY RUN. killed by the bursting of a gun, and the command devolved on Sir William Johnson. On the 24th, the French...

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