Washington's Expeditions (1753-1754) and Braddock's Expedition (1755): With History of Tom Fausett, the Slayer of General Edward Braddock

James Hadden, 1910 - 139 頁


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第 89 頁 - But, by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability, or expectation ; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, though death was levelling my companions on every side of me...
第 88 頁 - In short, the dastardly behavior of those they call regulars exposed all others, that were inclined to do their duty, to almost certain death ; and, at last, in despite of all the efforts of the officers to the contrary, they ran, as sheep pursued by dogs, and it was impossible to rally them.
第 88 頁 - ... we endeavored to rally them in hopes of regaining the ground and what we had left upon it, it was with as little success as if we had attempted to have stopped the wild bears of the mountains...
第 89 頁 - It is imagined (I believe with great justice, too) that two thirds of both killed and wounded received their shots from our own cowardly dogs of soldiers, who gathered themselves into a body, contrary to orders, ten and twelve deep, would then level, fire, and shoot down the men before them.
第 5 頁 - ... from the lakes on the North, to the gulf on the South...
第 88 頁 - Poison had almost as hard a fate ; for only one of his escaped. " In short, the dastardly behavior of the regular troops...
第 87 頁 - Duquesne, without meeting any extraordinary event, having only a straggler or two picked up by the French Indians.
第 6 頁 - March, 1749, for a tract of five hundred thousand acres of land lying on the south side of the Ohio and between the Monongahela and the Kanawha rivers, with privilege to embrace a portion of land on the north side if deemed expedient.
第 85 頁 - ... same route as the advance had been made. An encampment was made at the Old Orchard ,the same place as Braddock had encamped on his way out. Braddock was silent all the first day after the defeat, and at night only said : "Who would have thought it?" All the next day he he was again silent, till at last he muttered : "We shall know better how to deal with them the next time," and died in a few minutes after.
第 88 頁 - ... as little success as if we had attempted to have stopped the wild bears of the mountains or rivulets with our feet; for they would break by, in despite of every effort that could be made to prevent it. "The General was wounded in the shoulder and breast, of which he died three days after; his two aids-de-camp were both wounded, but are in a fair way of recovery; Colo.