A Warlike month.
Certain months, not less than certain days, appear to have been set apart by Providence
for the enactment of those terrible dramas, the denouement of which 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
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 battles of modern times.
On the 8th of September, 1781. General Green
defeated the British
army at Eutaw Springs
On the 8th of September, 1847, General Taylor
defeated the Mexicans at Monterey
On the 8th of September, 1855, the Allies stormed Sebastopol
On the 10th of September, 1813. Perry
defeated and captured the whole British fleet on Lake Erie
This battle was fought on Sunday.
On the 11th of September, 1709, Marle Rough and Eugene fought the battle of Malploquet, against Villars
commanding the French
It was the greatest battle that had been fought in modern Europe
to that time.
The two armies counted upwards of two hundred thousand combatants.
On the 11th of September, 1814, McDonough
, on Lake Champlain
, destroyed the British fleet while Macombe defeated the British
army on shore at Plattsburgh
This also happened on Sunday.
On the 12th of September, 1814, the British
army, marching upon Baltimore
, was repulsed at North Point
, where General Ross
On the 13th of September, Fort McHenry
was bombarded (see ‘"Star Spangled Banner."’) --On the 14th September, A. D. 69, Fires entered Jerusalem
, over the corpses of one million of Jews.
On 14th of September, 1812, Napoleon
On the 14th September, 1847. the American
army entered Mexico
On the 14th September, 1854, the Allied army entered the Crimes.
We think it highly probably that September 1861, will not past southern movement which will rank it with the bloodless of its predecessors.