The War of 1812

The War of 1812

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...them, and bring him to action aa promptly as possible. The division was accordingly put in motion in the direction of the British camp, and Stony Creek passed by the American advanced guard; between which and an out-lying British picket, a skirmish, of short duration and little importance, ensued. But as it was now sunset, the General found it necessary to halt for the night; and proceeded accordingly to make the necessary disposition of the troops, for passing it in safety. Taking the road as the centre of his line, he there placed his artillery, supporting it on the right by the twentyfifth regiment, three companies of light infantry, and one of riflemen; and on the left, by the fifth, sixteenth, and twenty-third regiments. Half a mile in his front, was posted a strong picket, and similar guards on both flanks and rear, with orders to send out frequent patroles. In addition to these arrangements, the thirteenth and fourteenth regiments, with Archer's company of artillery, were stationed near the mouth of Stony Creek, (for the better security of the boats and baggage ascending the lake, ) and in the rear of the whole, was posted the second regiment of light dragoons.1 thousand three hundred men; if, therefore, this report be correct, the force originally aent did not exceed eight hundred, nor the re-enforcement five hundred, While Chandler was thus employed in securing hie camp, Vincent, who now saw that to retain his present position (on which all his hopes of eventual success depended) another battle must be fought, was deliberating on the mode most proper for giving it; and having found by a careful reconnoissance, made early in the evening, that his enemy's campguards were few and negligent; that his line of encampment was long and broken;...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551958
  • 9781236551955