The Life of Oliver Hazard Perry: With an Appendix, Comprising Biographical Sketches of the Late General Pike, and Captain Lawrence, and a View of the Present Condition and Future Prospects of the Navy of the United States
W. S. Marsh, 1820 - 376 sider
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action admiration Algiers American army arrived attack Bashaw batteries brave bravery brig British Canada Captain Heath captain Lawrence captured character circumstances command commenced Commodore Perry considerable consul crew cruise Decatur deck detachment Detroit Detroit river dispatched distance distinguished enemy enemy's fire flag fleet formed fort Defiance frigate frontier gallant Great-Britain gun boats harbour Harrison hero honour hostility Hull hundred immediately Indians inhabitants island Java killed lake Erie lake Huron lake Michigan Lake Ontario land Lieutenant Malden ment miles militia nation navy Niagara north-western occasion officers Oliver Hazard ordered patriotic Perry's Pike port possession principles prisoners proceeded Put-in-Bay received rendered returned river Raisin Sackett's Harbour sailed Sandusky savage scene schooner seamen settlements ship shore shot situation soon spirit squadron surrender territory territory of Michigan tion town treaty Tripoli Tripolitan troops United Upper Canada vessels victory wounded
Side 150 - It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of the United States a signal victory over their enemies on this lake. The British squadron, consisting of two ships, two brigs, one schooner, and one sloop, have this moment surrendered to the force under my command after a sharp conflict.
Side 167 - Father, you have got the arms and ammunition which our great father sent for his red children. If you have an idea of going away, give them to us, and you may go and welcome, for us. Our lives are in the hands of the Great Spirit. We are determined to defend our lands, and if it be his will we wish to leave our bones upon them.
Side 2 - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Side 150 - We have met the enemy and they are ours; two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.
Side 320 - ... we were marching hard, and the last night had scarcely closed our eyes to sleep. We were inclining our course to a point of woods, determined to remain absent. and die by ourselves, rather than return to our camp, and behold the misery of our poor lads, when we discovered a gang of buffaloes coming along at some distance.
Side 169 - The governor of an independent state, greatly my superior in years, in experience, and in military character, he placed himself under my command, and was not more remarkable for his zeal and activity, than for the promptitude and cheerfulness with which he obeyed my orders.
Side 135 - The Niagara being very little injured, I determined to pass through the enemy's line, bore up and passed ahead of their two ships and a brig, giving a raking...
Side 160 - Johnson's regiment, which was still in front, to be formed in two lines opposite to the enemy, and upon the advance of the infantry, to take ground to the left and forming upon that flank to endeavor to turn the right of the Indians. A moment's reflection, however, convinced me that from the thickness of the woods and...
Side 330 - Any man firing or qutting hi"s post without orders must be put to instant death, as an example may be necessary. Platoon officers will pay the greatest attention to the coolness and aim of their men in the fire ; their regularity and dressing in the charge.
Side 319 - ... but had the mortification to see him run off, notwithstanding. We concluded it was useless to go home, to add to the general gloom, and went amongst some rocks, where we encamped, and sat up all night; from the intense cold, it was impossible to sleep. Hungry, and without cover.