An Authentic And Comprehensive History Of Buffalo (volume 2); With Some Account Of Its Early…

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byWilliam Ketchum

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. In the battle of Queenston, which resulted so disastrously to the Americans, notwithstanding the bravery exhibited by some of our officers, some things were developed that gave uneasiness to all true-hearted patriots. It appears that some portion of the volunteer force assembled on the Niagara frontier with loud protestations of courage and patriotism, refused to cross the river to sustain Col. Van Rensselaer, taking the ground that they could not be ordered out of the State in which they had enlisted, or had been enrolled. This refusal of some of the forces assembled at Lewiston, to cross into Canada, lost the battle of Queenston. Col. Van Rensselaer was severely wounded and brought to Buffalo, where he lay nearly four weeks and until he was so far recovered as to be able to stand the journey to his own home, in Albany. The following article appeared in the Buffalo Gazette, November 11th 1812: "COL. SOLOMON VAN REN8SELAEE HONOR TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE. "Those to whom the lives of the brave and patriotic are dear, and who regard the welfare of our common country, and esteem its resolute defenders, will learn with pleasure and satisfaction that Col. Solomon Van Rensselaer, who fought and bled under the intrepid Wayne, has Bo far recovered from the numerous wounds received at the battle of Queens ton, as to be able to commence his journey for Albany. He left this village yesterday morning, accompanied by John Lovett, Esq. When the Colonel left Landon's (Llotel,) a salute was given him by Chapin's Independent Buffalo Matross, commanded by Capt. Chapin, Capt. Babcock's Light Dragoons, Capt. Allison's Pennsylvania Volunteers, and a Rifle Company under the command of Lieut. Smith.1' The same paper contained the following remarks: "DRAFTED MILITIA. "I...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. In the battle of Queenston, which resulted so disastrously to the Americans, notwithstanding the bravery exhibit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217165532

ISBN - 13:9780217165532

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