The Vermont Historical Gazetteer; Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille and Orange Counties. Including Also the Natural History of Chittenden County and Index to Volume 1 Volume 2, PT. 3

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer; Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille and Orange Counties. Including Also the Natural History of Chittenden County and Index to Volume 1 Volume 2, PT. 3

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...getting guns for the men, who were cooking thoir rations as best tlicy could. But after the guns were drawn to the number of 102, (several men from other towns having been enrolled, ) and the company ready, it was found there was no craft in port to take the men across the Lake and they were compelled to wait No tidings of the result of the battle upon the Lake wai received until lata in tho evening of Sunday, at which time there was a rally by the ringing of the college bell, assembling of the men who had taken lodging in the college, where the hand bill announcing the result of the day's anxiety in the victory of Com. MoDonough over Com. Downie, was received with enthusiastic cheers. The next duy an old sloop was filled with men, bi aido the Randolph Company, and started for Pittsburgh; and it was a perilous voyage: a leaky vessel, a sick crew, and puaips must be kept continually at work, with head winds and a foggy night, and finally a powerful rain, and the sloop grounded on the rocks near Juniper Island. Tho vessel had to be unloaded, and it was found there was only one man who understood how to scull a boat He took the men ashore, some eight at a time. After leaving the vessel it floated off tho rocks.--While the men were soaked by the rain, and huddling around some dry trees that had been set on fire, the light of which proved favorable to a small sail-boat, which came ashore, the material loading of which was rum and crackers, which was soon unloaded, and tho men tapped the keg with a stone, breaking in the head. The after-piece was surely enjoyed with great hilarity and pleasure. Daylight changed the scene to what was mora serious: passing tho flat and viewing tho shattered vessels and tho bloody decks, lying upon tho still Lake. More of..show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606418
  • 9781236606419