Daring Deeds of American Heroes with Biographical Sketches

Přední strana obálky
James Orimel Brayman
C. M. Saxton, 1859 - Počet stran: 499
 

Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi

Na obvyklých místech jsme nenalezli žádné recenze.

Další vydání - Zobrazit všechny

Běžně se vyskytující výrazy a sousloví

Oblíbené pasáže

Strana 409 - Our galleys were about obeying, with alacrity, the signal to follow them, when all the vessels were reported to me to be in a sinking state ; it then became necessary to annul the signal...
Strana 318 - Indians — the cries of nine women and children (a part soldiers' and a part citizens' wives, who had taken shelter in the fort) and the desponding of so many of the men, which was worse than all— I can assure you that my feelings were...
Strana 283 - From every account the enemy amounted to two thousand combatants; the troops actually engaged against them were short of nine hundred. This horde of savages with their allies abandoned themselves to flight, and dispersed with terror and dismay, leaving our victorious army in full and quiet possession of the field of battle, which terminated under the influence of the guns of the British garrison, as you will observe by the inclosed correspondence between Major Campbell, the commandant, and myself,...
Strana 188 - Till then, proceeds the narration, he had wept incessantly ; but soon as he saw that sight, the fountain of his tears was staunched, and he never wept more. He died insane ; and in his last moments often called on...
Strana 409 - Eagle, not being able to bring her guns to bear, cut her cable, and anchored in a more eligible position, between my ship and the Ticonderoga...
Strana 63 - In his attempt to return, he was apprehended, carried before Sir William Howe, and the proof of his object was so clear, that he frankly acknowledged who he was, and what were his views. "Sir William Howe at once gave an order to the provost marshal to execute him the next morning.
Strana 371 - ... juncture the fortune of the battle trembled on a point, and the enemy believed the day their own. The Lawrence was reduced to a mere wreck; her decks were streaming with blood, and covered with mangled limbs and the bodies of the slain; nearly the whole of her crew was either killed or wounded; her guns were dismounted, and the commodore and his officers helped to work the last that was capable of service.
Strana 43 - Your valor has been famed abroad, and acknowledged, as appears by the advice and orders to me, from the General Assembly of Connecticut, to surprise and take the garrison now before us. I now propose to advance before you, and, in person, conduct you through the...
Strana 49 - ... estate in New York, about a hundred miles from the city, and married a daughter of Judge Livingston. He now considered himself as an American. When the struggle with Great Britain commenced, as he was known to have...
Strana 371 - ... into their places ; the dead remained where they fell until after the action. At this juncture the fortune of the battle trembled on a point, and the enemy believed the day their own. The Lawrence was reduced to a mere wreck ; her decks were streaming with blood, and covered with mangled limbs...

Bibliografické údaje