History of the Valley of the Mississippi

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Moore, Anderson, Wilstach & Keys, 1853 - Electronic book - 274 pages

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Page 247 - River, was divided into two separate territories, and "all that part of the territory of the United States, northwest of the Ohio River, which lies to the westward of a line beginning at the Ohio, opposite to the mouth of the Kentucky River, and running thence to Fort Recovery, and thence north until it shall intersect the territorial line between the United States and Canada...
Page 120 - They fired in their turn, however, but quite at random, and obviously without effect, as the enemy kept up a discharge in quick, continued succession. The General advanced speedily to the relief of these detachments; but before he could reach the spot which they occupied, they gave way and fell back upon the artillery and the other columns of the army, causing extreme confusion, and striking the whole mass with such a panic, that no order could afterwards be restored.
Page 120 - Virginia provincials were the only troops who seemed to retain their senses, and they behaved with a bravery and resolution worthy of a better fate. They adopted the Indian mode, and fought each man for himself behind a tree. This was prohibited by the general, who endeavored to form his men into platoons and columns, as if they had been maneuvering on the plains of Flanders. Meantime the French and Indians, concealed in the ravines and behind trees, kept up a deadly and unceasing discharge of musketry,...
Page 120 - ... about a hundred yards from the termination of the plain. A heavy discharge of musketry was poured in upon their front, which was the first intelligence they had of the proximity of an enemy, and this was suddenly followed by another on their right flank.
Page 200 - Sometimes an irregular fire, as hot as possible, was kept up from different directions for a few minutes, and then only a continual scattering fire at the ports as usual; and a great noise and laughter immediately commenced in different parts of the town, by the reserved parties, as if they had...
Page 199 - As we could not afford to lose men, great care was taken to preserve them sufficiently covered, and to keep up a hot fire in order to intimidate the enemy as well as to destroy them. The embrasures of their cannon were frequently shut, for our riflemen, finding...
Page 130 - Louisiana, informing him of the treaty of cession, and directing him to give up to the officers of Spain the country and colony of Louisiana together with the city of New Orleans and the military posts. He...
Page 246 - There shall be formed in the said Territory not less than three nor more than five States; and the boundaries of the States, as soon as Virginia shall alter her act of cession and consent to the same, shall become fixed and established as follows...
Page 109 - The journal of a tour into the territory northwest of the Alleghany mountains; made in the spring of the year 1803. With, a geographical and historical account of the state of Ohio.
Page 121 - The spot is still pointed out within a few yards of the present National road, and about a mile west of the site of Fort Necessity at the Great Meadows.

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