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The Daily Dispatch: September 4, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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h is the overthrow of armies, and sometimes the downfall of nations. No season has been more prolific of these great events than September. It may be amusing to our readers, whose minds are on the stretch for great tidings from the Potomac, to recall a few incidents connected with battle, murder and sudden death. On the 2d day of September, 1814, General Gaines repulsed the British army at Fort Erie On the 3d of September, 1650, Cromwell routed and destroyed the Scottish army under David Leslie at Dunbar. On the 3d of September, 1652, he did the same job at Worcester for Charles II. On the 3d of September 1659, he died. There are few coincidences in all history more singular than these. On the seventh of September, 1812, was fought the great battle of Borodino, in Russia, seventy miles from Moscow. According to some accounts, the loss on both sides was ninety-seven thousand men. One account makes it out one hundred and seventeen thousand.--It was one of the bloodiest bat