An Authentic Narrative of the Piratical Descents Upon Cuba Made by Hordes from the United States: Headed by Narciso Lopez, a Native of South America; to which are Added, Some Interesting Letters and Declarations from the Prisoners, with a List of Their Names &c
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An Authentic Narrative of the Piratical Descents Upon Cuba Made by Hordes ...
Thomas William Wilson
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Page 33 - bite my lips with anger, to think that these men cannot be made to suffer as those deluded young men have, who left their homes from the purest motives, to find themselves the followers of a traitor, deceived by their own countrymen, to retrieve his desperate fortunes.
Page 34 - our pieces, and retreated up a mountain thickly overgrown with the coffee plant. Our retreat was covered by one company, which kept up a continual fire on the advancing enemy. The latter kept up such a hot fire on us, that nothing but the whizzing of bullets could be heard. We speedily gained the top of the mountain, and then such
Page 5 - Undoubtedly, the officers of the general government in the South, have acted, in relation to these really piratical expeditions, in a manner highly dishonorable to themselves, as men, and as sworn officers of the United States' government; they have not only
Page 34 - The Spanish troops did not pursue us to the bottom; they contented themselves with plying us, with the contents of a small howitzer, mounted on the back of a mule, and several volleys of musketry.
Page 33 - Cuba; when I turn back and think of the prominence of the men in this expedition, who acted the same deceitful part in the other, and then look and see things
Page 33 - Cuba, but they are patriots to the cause of Cuba as it now exists. Where are all those towns that revolutionized in favor of
Page 33 - actually are, peace, plenty, and quiet throughout the island, the masses devoted to the government, and individually contented with their sacred homes, where
Page 34 - knoll in the field and returned the fire with some spirit. This engagement lasted but a short time. A number
Page 31 - became imperious on Lopez to leave the wounded who could not follow, behind; this accounts for my ignorance of the