Officers of the British Forces in Canada During the War of 1812-15

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Welland Tribune Print, 1908 - Canada - 309 pages

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Page 207 - M'Kee, and nothing could exceed their order and steadiness. A few prisoners were taken by them, during the advance, whom they treated with every humanity ; and it affords me much pleasure in assuring your excellency, that such was their forbearance and attention to what was required of them, that the enemy sustained no other loss in men than what was occasioned by the fire of our batteries.
Page 218 - States — a more sagacious or a more gallant Warrior does not I believe exist. He was the admiration of every one who conversed with him : from a life of dissipation he is not only become, in every respect, abstemious but has likewise prevailed on all his nation and many of other Tribes to follow his example.
Page 207 - The zeal and courage of the Indian department were never more conspicuous than on this occasion, and the Indian warriors fought with their usual bravery.
Page 207 - Elliott, in this, as well as on other occasions, is entitled to my highest commendations, for his zeal and activity as superintendent of the Indian department ; and I am happy to add, that, through his exertions, and that of his officers, no act of cruelty, as far as I could learn, •was committed by the Indians towards any of their prisoner!.
Page 207 - Boerstler. In this affair the Indian warriors, under the command of Captain Kerr, were the only force actually engaged : to them great merit is due, and to them I feel particularly obliged for their gallant conduct on this occasion. On the appearance of the detachment of the 49th regiment, under Lieut.
Page 207 - Ammunition which for years had been with-held, agreeably to the Instructions received from Sir James Craig, and since repeated by Your Excellency. From that moment they took a most active part, and appeared foremost on every occasion, they were led yesterday by Colonel Elliott and Capt.
Page 251 - Detachments from the Garrison of Isle aux Noix, and the Enemy's Armed Vessels Growler...
Page 251 - ... the offender to be marked on the left side, two inches below the armpit, with the letter D, such letter not to be less than an inch long, and to be marked upon the skin with some ink or gunpowder, or other preparation, so as to be visible and conspicuous, and not liable to be obliterated.
Page 250 - In no instance have I witnessed greater cheerfulness and constancy than were displayed by these Troops under the fatigue of a long journey in Boats and during extremely bad weather ; and it is but justice to this little Band, to add, that their conduct throughout excited my admiration.

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