The Life of Oliver H. Perry: With an Appendix, Comprising Biographical Sketches of the Late General Pike, and Captain Lawrence, and a View of the Present Condition and Future Prospects of the Navy of the United States

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W. S. Marsh Publisher, 1820 - 376 pages
 

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Page 148 - It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of the United States a signal victory over their enemies on this lake. The British squadron, consisting of two ships, two brigs, one schooner, and one sloop, have this moment surrendered to the force under my command after a sharp conflict.
Page 165 - Father, you have got the arms and ammunition which our great father sent for his red children. If you have an idea of going away, give them to us, and you may go and welcome, for us. Our lives are in the hands of the Great Spirit. We are determined to defend our lands, and if it be his will we wish to leave our bones upon them.
Page 148 - We have met the enemy and they are ours; two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.
Page 314 - ... we were marching hard, and the last night had scarcely closed our eyes to sleep. We were inclining our course to a point of woods, determined to remain absent. and die by ourselves, rather than return to our camp, and behold the misery of our poor lads, when we discovered a gang of buffaloes coming along at some distance.
Page 167 - The governor of an independent state, greatly my superior in years, in experience, and in military character, he placed himself under my command, and was not more remarkable for his zeal and activity, than for the promptitude and cheerfulness with which he obeyed my orders.
Page 133 - The Niagara being very little injured, I determined to pass through the enemy's line, bore up and passed ahead of their two ships and a brig, giving a raking...
Page 158 - Johnson's regiment, which was still in front, to be formed in two lines opposite to the enemy, and upon the advance of the infantry, to take ground to the left and forming upon that flank to endeavor to turn the right of the Indians. A moment's reflection, however, convinced me that from the thickness of the woods and...
Page 322 - Any man firing or qutting hi"s post without orders must be put to instant death, as an example may be necessary. Platoon officers will pay the greatest attention to the coolness and aim of their men in the fire ; their regularity and dressing in the charge.
Page 313 - ... but had the mortification to see him run off, notwithstanding. We concluded it was useless to go home, to add to the general gloom, and went amongst some rocks, where we encamped, and sat up all night; from the intense cold, it was impossible to sleep. Hungry, and without cover.

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