Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania Volume 5

Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania Volume 5

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...of employing my friend Captain Dobson to write for me. 1 conclude you have had some account of the action near the banks of the Monongahela about seven miles from the French Fort. As the reports spread are very imperfect, what you have heard must consequently be so too. You should have had more early accounts of it but every officer whose business is was to have informed you was either killed or wounded, Sc our distressful situation put it out of our power to attend to it so much as we would otherwise have done. The 9lh inst. we passed and repassed the Monongahela by advancing first a party of 300 men, which was immediately followed by another of 200. The Gen. with the column of artillery baggage and main body of the army pas-cd the river the last time about 1 o'clock. As soon as the whole had got on the Fort side of the Monongahela we heard a very heavy and quick fire in our front. We immediately advanced in order to sustain them, but the dctatchmenrs of the 200 and 300 men gave way and fell back upon us, which caused such confusion and struck so great a panic among our men, that afterwards no military expedient could be made use of that had any effect upon them. The men were so extremely deaf to the exhortation of the General and the officers, that they fired away in the most irregular manner all their ammunition and then ran off leaving to the enemy the artillery, ammunition, provisions and baggage; nor could they be persuaded to stop till they got as far as Guest's plantation.nor there only in part; many of them proceeded as far as Col. Dunbar's party who lay six miles on this side. The officers were absolutely sacrificed by their unparallelled good behaivour, advancing sometimes in bodies and sometimes separately; hoping by such example to...show more

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  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 830g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664199X
  • 9781236641991