Collections - State Historical Society of Wisconsin Volume 12

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...they were literally starving, and if allowed to cross the Mississippi in peace would never more do harm. But the plea fell on unwitting ears, and thus failed the second earnest attempt of the British band to close the war. As for Neapope, finding that his mission had failed, he fled to the Winnebagoes, leaving his half-dozen companions to return with the discouraging news to Black Hawk, now secretly encamped in a neighboring ravine north of the Wisconsin." 1 See post, " Boyd Papers," for the documentary history of Stambaugh's expedition. 2 Autobiography, pp. 131-133. Black Hawk does not mention this inci The twenty-second of July was spent by the white army on the battlefield, making preparations to march to Blue Mounds for provisions. It was discovered that the enemy had escaped during the night across or down the river, and it was thought that the troops were insufficiently provided with food for a long chase through the wholly unknown country beyond the Wisconsin river. On the twenty-third, Henry marched with his corps to the fort at Blue Mounds, and late that evening was joined by Atkinson and Alexander, who, on being informed by express of the discovery of the trail and the rapid pursuit, had left the fort on the Koshkonong, officered by Captain Low, and hastened on to the Mounds to join the victors. Atkinson assumed command, distributed rations to the men, and ordered that the pursuit be resumed. On the twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth, the Wisconsin was crossed on rafts at Helena, then a deserted log village, whose cabins had furnished material for the floats.1 Posey had now joined the army with his brigade, and all of the generals were together again. The advance was commenced at noon of the twenty-eighth, the four...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761499
  • 9781236761491