A History Of The Nineteenth Century, Year By Year (volume 1)

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byEdwin Emerson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... plan for a double attack, a part of which was to land boats in the rear of Fort George. He was portrt successful. Captain Wood with a few hundredGeors men climbed up an obscure path and found themselves thirty yards in the rear of a battery, from which Brock was watching the contest below. While leading the subsequent attack Wood was killed. Lieutenant-Colonel Winfield Scott volunteered to take command of Wood's forlorn hope. At two o'clock a scarlet line of British was seen advancing from Fort George, with a thousand Indians against the six hundred Americans on Death of the heights. The Americans were cut up. Gen-Brock eral Brock was killed in the action. Several hundred surrendered; the rest were scalped. Scott and his followers were pushed down to the river. Scott saved his life only by fighting his way through the Indians into the British lines. The burden of defending the border between the Ohio and the lakes fell ou Ohio, with its quarter of a million of people, and Kentucky, with its four hundred thousand. Harrison's ambition drew him to lead a new crusade for the recovery of Detroit. Harriaon.g Under the immediate advice of Henry Clay and thTSorthothers, he was given command and proceeded to organize a campaign. The news of Hull's surrender reached him at Frankfort. He was swept on far beyond where he thought it prudent to go by the current of Western enthusiasm. The President and Cabinet decided to give him the command of the Army of the Northwest with ten thousand men. On September 27, he announced hia plan of cam paign, which was to concentrate at Maumee Rapids and to have 2,000 Kentucky militia destroy the Indian settlements. But he found himself unable either to advance or to retreat. He passed weeks searching in vain over two hundred miles of dry r...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... plan for a double attack, a part of which was to land boats in the rear of Fort George. He was portrt successful. Captain Wood with a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217311237

ISBN - 13:9780217311236

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