Colonel Ephraim Williams, an Appreciation

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Williams College, 1919 - Lake George, Battle of, N.Y., 1755 - 29 pages
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Page 23 - Indians to throw themselves into the woods "to allow the enemy to pass, so as to attack them in the rear, whilst the grenadiers took them in the flank, and I should wait for them in front with the regular troops.
Page 21 - New-Haven, was second in command, and brought up the rear. Col. Williams met the enemy at Rocky brook, four miles from Lake George. Dieskau had been informed of his approach by his scouts, and arranged his men in the best possible order to receive them, extending his line on both sides of the road in the form of a half-moon. Johnson did not begin to raise his breast-work until after Williams had marched; nor, as a manuscript account of this transaction, now before me, declares...
Page 27 - ... SIR: I am defeated; my detachment is routed; a number of men killed and thirty or forty are prisoners, as I am told. I and M. Burnier, my Aid de Camp, are among the latter. I have received my share, four gunshot wounds, one of which is mortal. I owe this misfortune to the Iroquois. [Caughnawagas.] Our affair was well begun, but as soon as the Iroquois perceived some Mohawks, they came to a dead halt...
Page 14 - English synonyme. t A soldier who was in the detachment, stated that during this halt, flankers were thrown out on the right and left, in the thick woods, and while in this position, a drove of deer rushed down the valley, and passed between the men, indiaating great fright.
Page 14 - ... and a man call upon heaven for mercy, which he judged to be Adams. The next morning I( called a council of war, who gave it as their opinion, and in which the Indians were extremely urgent that 1000 men should be detached, and a number of their people would go with" them, in order to catch the enemy in their retreat from the other camp, either as victors, or defeated in their design.
Page 21 - Rocky brook, four miles from Lake George. Dieskau had been informed of his approach by his scouts, and arranged his men in the best possible order to receive them, extending his line on both sides of the road in the form of a half-moon. Johnson did not begin to raise his breast-work until after Williams had marched; nor, as a manuscript account of this transaction, now before me, declares, until after the rencounter between Williams and the enemy had begun. Williams marched his men directly into...
Page 9 - ... the Command of King Hendrick, their principal speaker, were attacked by the French Army consisting of 1200 regulars, & about 900 Canadians & Savages, about 3 miles from our encampment. & the main of our detachment it is said, put to a precipitate flight, but the certainty is not yet known, besure those brave men who stood fighting for our dear country perished in the field of battle.
Page 22 - I able to obtain from them a faithful scout; at one time they refused to make any; at another time, seeming to obey me, they set forth, but when a few leagues from the camp, they sent back the Frenchmen I had associated with them, and used to return within a few days without bringing me any intelligence.
Page 24 - That when the French Indians were for standing aside and letting the English and French decide the quarrel, old Hendrick declared for war and fired the first shot.
Page 22 - ... the road on rising ground; the Indians on the other side in a swamp. Part of the French were regular troops: these lay south. Their scheme was to let our men march quite to the south end of the ambush, the regular troops to give the first fire, then all to fire and rush out; which if they had done they would have cut our men all to pieces.

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