Philip, king of the Wampanoags

Paperback | May 5, 2014

byMaurice Thompson, Gideon Hiram Hollister

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...came to their relief. Then began one of those terrible trials of sharp shooting with which the annals of our early history abound, enlivened by scattering shots from tree to tree and copse to copse, wherever an enemy had found a lodgement Every man was thrown upon his own resources, and obliged to trust to his own skill and prowess. As might have been expected, in so promiscuous a contest, it was difficult to distinguish the covert of a friend from that of an enemy; and no one knew, when he had retired behind his lurking-place, but that his side or back might be exposed to the eye of some hostile marksman who lay concealed behind the nearest tree. Lieutenant Savage, who had been stationed on the left side of the road, advanced to the brook, and soon succeeded in compelling the savages to take to the woods, where he easily kept them at bay by the same species of irregular warfare. At the very outset of the battle, and while Moseley was engaged in close combat with Philip, Ashford proceeded with his few English and Indians, in pursuance of the plan marked out by the captain, toward the brook. But he soon saw that the order of the fight had been changed by the unexpected mode of attack of the sachem, and that a large body of Indians, under an old gray-haired chief, was moving briskly toward him. He determined not to be anticipated in the attack; and committing all the friendly Indians to the exclusive care of Pomperauge, and gathering his handful of privateers, who avowed their readiness to die for him, he rushed through the bushes with the impetuosity that characterized all his movements full upon the Indians. For this precipitate onslaught the savages seemed ill prepared, and began to scatter to seek out their usual hiding-places behind...

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...came to their relief. Then began one of those terrible trials of sharp shooting with which the annals of our ea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217228437

ISBN - 13:9780217228435

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