The Early Indian Wars of Oregon; Compiled from the Oregon Archives and Other Original Sources with Muster Rolls

The Early Indian Wars of Oregon; Compiled from the Oregon Archives and Other Original Sources with Muster Rolls

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...for California, and thence to Jefferson barracks, the first division having taken up the march in April, and the last, under Major Kearney, in June. Kearney was moving slowly southward exploring for a road that should avoid the Umpqua canon, when at the north end of the pass he was met by the information that the Rogue-river Indians were engaged in active hostilities, and were massing their fighting men at the stronghold of Table Rock, twenty miles east of the crossing of Rogue river. He pushed on with a detachment of only twentyeight men, but a heavy rain had raised the streams on his route and otherwise impeded his progress, so that it was the seventeenth of June before he reached the river at a point five miles below Table Rock. Discovering signs of Indians, he ordered his command to fasten their sabers to their saddles, that they should not by their noise apprise the Indians of their approach, and dividing his force, sent a part of it up the south side under Captain Walker to intercept any Indians who might escape him, while the remainder, under Captain James Stuart, advanced on the north side, hoping to surprise the Indians. He found the Indians quite prepared and expecting an attack. His men dismounted in such haste that they left their sabers tied to their saddles, and made a dash upon the enemy, killing eleven Indians and wounding others. But Captain Stuart, who was engaged in a personal contest with a large Indian, whom he finally laid prostrate, was shot through the kidneys by an arrow aimed by his fallen foe, and died the following day. Captain Peck and one of the troopers were wounded in the skirmish, which was all the loss sustained by Kearney's command. The detachment fell back, crossing the river near the mouth of a stream more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236644646
  • 9781236644640