Writings of Captain Charles King, U. S. a (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Writings of Captain Charles King, U. S. A AR Up in the Northwest, along the banks of the broad, winding stream the Sioux call the Elk, a train of white-topped army wagons is slowly crawling eastward. The October sun is hot at noon day, and the dust from the loose soil rises like heavy smoke and powders every face and form in the guarding battalion so that features are wellnigh indistinguishable. Four companies of stalwart, sinewy infantry, with their brown riﬂes slung over the shoulder, are striding along in dispersed order, covering the exposed southern ﬂank from sud den attack, while farther out along the ridge-line, and far to the front and rear, cavalry skirmishers and scouts are riding to and fro, search ing every hollow and ravine, peering cautiously over every divide, and signalling halt or forward as the indications warrant. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 888 pages
- 152 x 229 x 45mm | 1,161g
- 25 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 44 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white