A Grammar School History of the United States
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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...ship," was raised upon the mast as the battle began. All the British guns were turned toward the Lawrence. It was soon disabled. In CAPTAIN LAWRENCE COMMODORE PERRY a small boat, amidst heavy fire from the enemy, Perry crossed to another vessel, and the battle went on. In four hours every British soldier had surrendered. Commodore Perry wrote to General Harrison, "We have met the enemy, and they are ours." The war upon the sea was continued successfully, and many English trading vessels surrendered. The British succeeded in capturing several of our war ships. 374. Battle of the Thames.--Soon after Perry's victory the British left Detroit. The Americans under Harrison pursued the enemy and overtook them near the Thames River. There a battle was fought, which resulted in another victory for the Americans. Tecumseh, who led the Indians, was killed, but the British general managed to escape. In consequence of these successes, Michigan was-freed, the Indian confederacy broken, and the war in that part of the country ended. By the following year, the war in Europe had ended, and Napoleon had been banished from France. England was able to send to America a larger number of men, and British vessels block 1813-4 SCENE OF THE CREEK WAR aded the whole Atlantic coast of the United States. 375. War with the Creek Indians.--In August the Creek Indians attacked Fort Mims, north of Mobile, on the Alabama River, and killed three hundred persons. The militia of Georgia and Tennessee, commanded by General Andrew Jackson, of Tennessee, marched against them. Five battles were fought, in each of which the Indians were defeated. The savages gathered their remaining forces, and waited at "The Horseshoe Bend," or, in their language, Tohopeka, on...
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