The Biography Of The Principal American Military And Naval Heroes (volume 1); Comprehending Details…

Paperback | January 3, 2012

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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. 1817. Excerpt: ... cessively defeated under Harm an and St. Claiiv Here he continued the warfare with success against the Indians, whom he defeated and compelled to sue for peace. He remained in thi6 command, watching over the conduct of his savage foe, until the 15th of December, 1796, when he died at Presque' Isle on lake Erie, of a malignant disease in the fiftyrfirst year of his age, and was buried there with all the honours due to his rank and high merits. A few years ago his remains were taken up and removed to his native county, where they were, with much ceremony and military parade, deposited along with those of his ancestors. ilAJOR-GENMAL CHARLES LEE, Second in Command to General George Washington. The family of General Lee and the earls of Leicester sprung from the same parent stock in Cheshire, and by intermarriages were connected, with most of the principal families of England. One of the family was, so early as in Queen Elizabeth's reign, an object of public regard--Being connected in the conspiracy of the Earl of Essex, and the friend of the Earl of Tyrone, who was in open rebellion, he was the first to suffer on that occasion. The General's ancestor was, Sir Henry Lee, Queen Elizabeth's champion at the tilter s tournament, from which he retired by age in the 33d year of that Queen's reign. He died in 1611, aged 80, and was interred in the church of Quarendon, near Aylesbury. Sir Henry had a large dog, which was left by accident one night in his bed chamber, unknown to a faithless servant, who entered the room with the intent of robbing and murdering his master, but who was seized, on his entrance into the room by the faithful tray. At Dichley, the former seat of the earls of Leicester, is a fine full length portrait of Sir Henry and his trusty dog. A knowledge of this circumstance, no...

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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. 1817. Excerpt: ... cessively defeated under Harm an and St. Claiiv Here he continued the warfare with success against the Indians, whom he defeated and compelled to sue for ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217622399

ISBN - 13:9780217622394

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