Life of Andrew Jackson; Private, Military, and Civil

Life of Andrew Jackson; Private, Military, and Civil

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...of that region, who might now be expected to pour down upon the scattered settlements on the frontiers of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri. It was to be apprehended that its influence over the minds of the ignorant savages would also light up the flames of war upon the borders of Georgia, Tennessee, and the Mississippi Territory. To the pusillanimity of General Hull will be justly ascribed the rivers of blood which were shed during the two succeeding years, from the Northern Lakes to the Southern Gulf. (5.) The surrender of General Hull, and the prospect of a general Indian war on the frontiers of all our new states and territories, created a tremendous excitement throughout the Western country. All hearts seemed to burn with a desire not only to protect the frontiers from the inroads of the savage, but to retrieve the lost honour of the country. The feeling which General Jackson so often expressed, 168 GENERAL HARRISON. 1812. was the common feeling of the country, and all fixed their minds on the recovery of Detroit and the conquest of Maiden, as objects to be accomplished at every hazard. Willing hearts found ready hands, and in a few days Ohio and Kentucky swarmed with volunteers and resounded with the din of arms. Could the power of those two states have been concentrated and made available at that moment, it was sufficient to sweep Canada from Sandwich to Montreal. But, unfortunately, the organization, the arms, the provisions, and other munitions of war were wanting; and, we may add, the military lead ers. There was no system adequate to bring into the field and supply a numerous body of troops, and a devoted people inquired in vain how they could be useful in redeeming their country's honour and driving back its invaders. (6.) Bands...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531647
  • 9781236531643