The Parthenon Volume 1, Nos. 2-4

The Parthenon Volume 1, Nos. 2-4

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... Gen. Drummond; the American under Gen. Brown. The former was superior in point of numbers. About six o'clock the action commenced, and was kept up with unabated fury far in the night. The Americans advanced within a few yards of the batteries which had been erected by the enemy, and actually bayonetted the artillery-men while in the act of loading. The combatants fought hand to hand, and during the darkness of the night, only distinguished friend from foe by the flashing light of the guns' discharges. During the contest, the Americans found that in whatever part of the field they placed themselves, they were exceedingly annoyed by the enemy's battery, which had been placed upon a commanding position. To gain this battery then became an important point. After several unsuccessful attempts were made to do so, Gen. Ripley approached Col. Miller and asked if he could storm that battery'! "I'll try sir!" was the laconic reply, and immediately be approached with his men to the cannon's mouth and drove the enemy from their position at the bayonet's point. Nearly the whole of their army now rallied around this position, and made their most desperate efforts to regain it; but after being repeatedly repulsed, they were forced to withdraw and leave their enemy in quiet possession of the field. The loss sustained on both sides was nearly equal, being over seven hundred men. As Generals Brown and Scott were both wounded, the command was given to Gen. Ripley, who now retired with his reduced forces to Fort Erie. On the 4th of August, the fort was attacked by Gen. Drummond with a force of over five thousand men, but the enemy was repulsed with a loss of more than nine hundred, while that of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236792343
  • 9781236792341