The Geographical, Natural, and Civil History of Chili Volume 2

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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. 1809 Excerpt: ...to give them assistance, leaving a number of men under the command of Millalauco, to oppose the attempts of Reynoso. Don Garcia, however, being informed of his march, withdrew to Imperial, after having placed two hundred horse in ambush on the road by which he was to pass. The Araucanian general, although ...
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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. 1809 Excerpt: ...to give them assistance, leaving a number of men under the command of Millalauco, to oppose the attempts of Reynoso. Don Garcia, however, being informed of his march, withdrew to Imperial, after having placed two hundred horse in ambush on the road by which he was to pass. The Araucanian general, although unexpectedly attacked by them, defended himself with such presence of mind, that he not only escaped without loss, but cut in pieces a great part of his assailants, and pursued the rest to the gates of Imperial, which he girt with a close siege. In the meantime Reynoso and Millalauco, who had several times encountered each other in skirmishes, agreed to terminate the question of superiority between them by single combat. Such duels had become very common during that war. The two champions fought a long time without either obtaining the advantage, till, wearied and fatigued, they separated by mutual consent, and returned to their former mode of warfare. The siege of Imperial was prosecuted with much vigour. Caupolican had made several assaults upon that city, flattering himself with the aid of the Spanish auxiliaries, which, uncautioned by the misfortunes of his father, he had solicited by means of two of his officers Tulcomaru and Torquin. These emissaries were,, however, discovered and impaled in sight of the Araucanian army, to whom they recommended with their last breath to die in defence of the liberties of their country. One hundred and twenty of the auxiliaries were also hung on the ramparts exhorting the others to favour the enterprise of their countrymen. The Araucanian general, desirous of signalizing himself by the capture of a place which his father had twice vainly attempted, made another assault still more violent than the preceding, ia which ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150182907
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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