Border Wars Of The American Revolution Volume 1 by William Leete Stone

Border Wars Of The American Revolution Volume 1

byWilliam Leete Stone

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...We will, notwithstanding every difficulty, exert ourselves to the utmost of our power; and if your excellency will be pleased to order a speedy re-enforcement, with a sufficient supply of provision and ammunition to enable us to hold out a siege, we will, I hope, by the blessing of God, be able to give A good account of any force that will probably come against us." MS. ropy, preserved unon-General Gansevoort's papcn. The picture is gloomy enough; and was rendered the more so from the mistakes of the engineer, a Frenchman, who had been employed by General Schuyler, and whom it was ultimately found necessary to arrest and send back to headquarters. Colonel Willett had, from the first, doubted the capaci ty of Marquizee, and after his dismissal the work proceeded, for the most part, under his own immediate direction. The garrison had likewise other difficulties to encounter. With the gathering of St. Leger's motley forces at Oswego, preparatory to his descent upon the Mohawk, the Indians, as has already been seen by Gansevoort's letter, began to appear in scouting parties in the circumjacent forests. The utmost caution was, therefore, necessary on leaving the fort even for a short distance. It was during this critical period that the familiar incident of Captain Gregg and his faithful dog occurred. According to the narrative of President Dwight, it appears that Gregg and his companion had been seduced into a fatal disobedience of orders by the clouds of pigeons appearing in the adjoining woods. Immediately upon their fall the Indians rushed upon them for their scalps, which they took, giving each a simultaneous cut upon the head with their tomahawks. The corporal had been killed by the shot, bat Captain Gregg was only wounded. Feigning...

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Title:Border Wars Of The American Revolution Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217688209

ISBN - 13:9780217688208

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