Memoirs of Andrew Jackson: Late Major-general and Commander in Chief of the Southern Division of the Army of the United States

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C. Ewer, 1828 - 334 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 132 - I am in your power — do with me as you please. I am a soldier. I have done the white people all the harm I could ; I have fought them, and fought them bravely : If I had an army, I woulif*yet fight and contend to the last ; but I have none : my people are all gone. I can now do no more than weep over the misfortunes of my nation.
Σελίδα 63 - To be sure we do not live sumptuously : but no one has died of hunger, or is likely to die ; and then how animating are our prospects ! Large supplies are at Deposit, and already are officers despatched to hasten them on.
Σελίδα 53 - Carroll, inspector-general, with orders, after commencing the action, to fall back on the centre, so as to draw the enemy after them. At seven o'clock, having arrived within a mile of the position they occupied, the columns were displayed in order of battle. Two hundred and fifty of the cavalry, under Lieutenant-colonel Dyer, were placed in the rear of the centre, as a corps-de-reserve.
Σελίδα 150 - The president, our father, advises vs to honesty and fairness, and promises that justice shall be done : I hope and trust it will be ! I made this war, which has proved so fatal to my country, that the treaty entered into a long time ago, with father WASHINGTON, might not be broken. To his friendly arm I hold fast. I will never break that bright chain of friendship we made together, and which bound us to stand to the U.
Σελίδα 237 - British made another stand, and were again driven from it with considerable loss. Thus the battle raged on the left wing, until the British reached the bank of the river ; here a determined stand was made, and further encroachments resisted : for half an hour the conflict was extremely violent on both sides. The American troops could not be driven from their purpose, nor the British made to yield their ground; but at length, having suffered greatly, the latter were under the necessity of taking refuge...
Σελίδα 235 - ... to turn their right wing ; having succeeded in this, to form his line, and press the enemy towards the river, where they would be exposed more completely to the fire of the Caroline. The rest of the troops, consisting of the regulars...
Σελίδα 75 - At first they hesitated ; he demanded an explicit and positive answer. They still hesitated, and he commanded the artillerist to prepare the match; he himself remaining in front of the volunteers, and within the line of fire, which he intended soon to order. Alarmed at his apparent determination, and dreading the consequences involved in such a contest, " Let us return," was presently lisped along the line, and soon after determined upon.
Σελίδα 55 - In this battle, the force of the enemy was one thousand and eighty, of whom two hundred and ninety-nine were left dead on the ground ; and it is believed that many were killed in the flight, who were not found when the estimate was made. Probably few escaped unhurt. Their loss on this occasion, as...
Σελίδα 75 - ... in daily expectation of receiving information whether you may be discharged or not — until then, you must not and shall not retire. I have done with entreaty, — it has been used long enough. I will attempt it no more. You must now determine whether you will go or peaceably remain ; if you still persist in your determination to move forcibly off, the point between us shall soon be decided.
Σελίδα 223 - I had prepared a proclamation to that effect, and would have issued it the very day I heard of your interposition. Enemies to the country, may blame you for your prompt and energetic measures ; but, in the person of every patriot you will find a supporter. I am very confident of the very lax police of this city, and indeed, throughout the state, with respect to the visits of strangers. I think with you, that our country is filled with spies and traitors.

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