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you have heard from me. And he chap. XII.} 1757. Dec. added, The regiment of cavalry which shall not instantly, at the order, charge, shall be dismounted and sent into garrisons; the battalion of infantry that shall but falter shall lose its colors and its swords. Now farewell, friends; soon we shall have vanquished, or we shall see each other no more. On the morning of December fifth, at half past 4, the army was in motion, the king in front, the troops to warlike strains singing, Grant, Lord, that we may do with might That which our hands shall find to do! With men like these, said Frederic, God will give me the victory. The Austrians were animated by no common kindling impulse. The Prussians, on that day, moved as one being, endowed with intelligence, and swayed by one will. Never did the utmost daring so combine with severe prudence, as in the arrangements of Frederic. His eye seized every advantage of place, and his manoeuvres were inspired by the state of his for
ut eight hundred men, of whom three hundred were Indians. Dazzled by vague hopes of glory, Bouquet, without the knowledge of his superior officer, entrusted to Major Grant, of Montgomery's battalion, a party of eight hundred, chiefly Highlanders and Virginians, of Washington's command, with orders to reconnoitre the enemy's positialed the successive ridges, and took post on a hill near Fort Duquesne. Not knowing that Aubry had arrived with a reinforcement of four hundred men from Illinois, Grant divided his troops in order to tempt the enemy into an ambuscade, and at daybreak of the fourteenth of September, discovered himself by beating his drums. A largeattacked his troops in detail, never allowing him time to get them together. They gave way and ran, leaving two hundred and ninety-five killed or prisoners. Even Grant, who in the folly of his vanity had but a few moments before been confident of an easy victory, gave himself up as a captive; but a small party of Virginians, unde
22. In April, General Amherst, whose thoughts were all intent upon Canada, detached from the central army that had conquered Ohio six hundred Highlanders and six hundred Royal Americans under Colonel Montgomery, afterwards Lord Eglinton, and Major Grant, to strike a sudden blow at the Cherokees and return. At Ninety-Six, near the end of May, they joined seven hundred Carolina rangers, among whom Moultrie, and, as some think, Marion, served as officers. On the first day of June, the little1, 11 July, 1760. The Indians were plainly observed on the tops of the mountains, gazing at the flames. For years, the half-charred rafters of their houses might be seen on the desolate hill-sides. I could not help pitying them a little, writes Grant; their villages were agreeably situated; their houses chap. XV.} 1760. neatly built; there were every where astonishing magazines of corn, which were all consumed. The surprise was in every town almost equal, for the whole was the work of a fe
neers of Carolina, General Amherst, early in 1761, sent a regiment and two companies of light infantry, under Lieutenant-Colonel James Grant, the same who, in 1758, had been shamefully beaten near Pittsburg. The province added to the regular forces ne, where the Cherokee fire seemed heaviest; but Middleton sent opportune relief, which secured the baggage. Happily for Grant, the Cherokees were in great need of ammunition. Of the white men, ten were killed and forty badly wounded; to save the Gadsden and Middleton, Moultrie and Marion, were trained to arms. At Pittsburg, the Virginians, as all agreed, had saved Grant from utter ruin; the Carolinians believed his return from their western country was due to provincial courage. The Scott arrogance with scorn, Middleton challenged his superior officer, and they met. The challenge was generally censured; for Grant had come to defend their frontiers; but all the province took part in the indignant excitement, and its longcherished aff