Lake George and Lake Champlain; From Their First Discovery to 1759

Lake George and Lake Champlain; From Their First Discovery to 1759

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...hundred, sitting by Rocky Brook and the marshy pond refreshing themselves from their packs. They attacked and defeated them, killed numbers and put the rest to flight. The number that fell at this engagement was so great that the brook issuing from the water was the next morning observed to be discolored with blood. Hence the name of Bloody Pond was given to the pool. Thus closed the battle of Lake George, comprising three engagements in one day. The French loss was about four hundred men. It included La Gardeur de St. Pierre, the same who had defeated Washington the previous year on the Ohio. That of the provincials was two hundred and sixty-two, besides oflicers, and thirty-eight allied Indians. Among the losses, in addition to Col. Williams and the great Hendrick, was Col. Titcomb, Major Ashley, Capts. Keys, Porter, Ingersoll and twelve other oflicers. The brave Capt. Maginness died two days after, of his wounds, in camp. The result of this action, being in glorious contrast to the disasters elsewhere, caused great rejoicing among the English. It was the event of the campaign of 1755. "Solitary in the honor of its military triumph, and shining out bright as Mars from the clouds of night." The House of Lords made an elegant address. Parliament voted a gratuity of five thousand pounds to Gen. Johnson, who was also made a baronet. The Governor appointed Thursday, the second day of October, as a day of thanksgiving for the defeat of the enemy. Two days after, the General received a deputation from the Six Nations, who informed him that pursuant to their custom after an engagement, they now intended to return to their homes, as their loss was very considerable, both in numbers and in the personal consequence of the slain.f Rev. C. Van...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507029
  • 9781236507020