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Border Fights and Fighters

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ... sick chamber of Andrew Jackson, lying almost helpless from a ghastly wound in his shoulder, the result of a duel. Rising from his bed, suffering agonies, but sustained only by his indomitable will, he called to his aid the militiamen of Tennessee, and began that campaign which after many hard-fought battles...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ... sick chamber of Andrew Jackson, lying almost helpless from a ghastly wound in his shoulder, the result of a duel. Rising from his bed, suffering agonies, but sustained only by his indomitable will, he called to his aid the militiamen of Tennessee, and began that campaign which after many hard-fought battles of varying fortune, ended in the annihilation of the Creek warriors on the bloody field of Tohopeka at the Horse-Shoe Bend of the Alabama River. No Indians on the continent, except the Iroquois, ever fought in hand-to-hand conflict with the whites with such courage and success as these Mobilians. They manifested not a little of the spirit of those Indians, their ancestors, who, two hundred and seventy-three years before, had brought De Soto's expedition to the verge of annihilation, under that redoubtable warrior Tuscaloosa. While we abhor their cruelties we may at least admire their courage. See my book, Colonial Fights and Fighters: De Soto. Part IV THE FAR SOUTH II Jackson's Victory at Tohopeka JACKSON'S VICTORY AT TOHOPEKA I. The Last Stand of the Creeks ON the morning of the 27th of March, 1814, that most redoubtable and successful of Indian fighters, General Andrew Jackson, at the head of an army of two thousand regulars and volunteers, arrived before the most formidable fortification which had ever been erected by savage warriors on the American continent. One hundred and sixty miles from even the ragged edges of civilization, in the heart of the Alabama wilderness, the Creek Indians, one of the most powerful and intelligent of the southern savage tribes upon the continent, had chosen to make a final stand in that war which they had entered upon at the instigation of that most capable and ferocious savage Tecumseh, and under the influence of the ...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150653520
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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