Michigan as a Territory, from Its Incorporation as Part of the Northwest Territory to Its Organization as a State, by B. M. Cutcheon
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...burst, when just as the reveille was beating, a shower of bullets from the musketry, a blast of shot, shell and grape from the artillery, and a bedlam of demoniac yells from the savages, roused the American camp to a sense of their impending doom. Colonel VVells, commanding the right, had left early in the night to go back to the Maumee, with hope of bringing up reinforcements, leaving Major McClanahan in command. The first assault of the enemy struck McClanahan's front, encamped in an open field, and the right soon gave way and was doubled back on the left, which was stationed behind the heavy picket fences and houses north of the Raisin. General Winchester's orderly books will be found printed in Vols. 29, 31 and 32 of the Michigan Pioneer Collection. The originals are in the collection of C. M. Burton, Pres. Mich. Hist. Soc. At this juncture it is said that General Winchester arrived on the scene, and attempted to rally McClanahan's fleeing troops behind the houses and fences south of the river. But in vain. Lewis and Allen now joined Winchester in attempting to rally the broken lines on the south side, but the Indians were already on their left flank, and all their efforts were ineflectual. Whichever way they turned, the tomahawk and the scalping knife awaited them. The allies of the British had tasted blood, and now was seen what Hull had feared at Detroit five months before, a savage war of extermination. With them it was "kill, kill," or scalp, scalp; for every bloody scalp was worth a price at Malden. But while the right under Winchester and Lewis was being cut to pieces and practically annihilated, Majors Madison and Graves, who commanded Lewis's left, ensconced behind the log houses and heavy...
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