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Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
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ally concluded not to accept their call. Captain Jonathan Brown, of Watertown, commanded a company of troops in what is called The Old French War, on the Canadian frontier. A writer who carefully examined some of the Brown Papers, dated at Lake George in 1758, gives a list of 51 names of soldiers who served in his command, and judges from the names that a majority of them were from Watertown, Waltham, and contiguous towns. Probably all of these, with the exception of one named Cuffe Peacock, who signed his name by a mark, and was doubtless a negro, were Native Americans, and all live Yankees. In 1759 a body of English troops under Lord Amherst arrived to take part in this war; previous to their departure for Lake George, they were encamped in Watertown, at Dirty Green, below the Aetna Mills, on the Charles River, near Pleasant Street. An Act passed May 28, 1760, by the General Court, for assessing the sum of £ 97,345 13s. 0d., levied upon Waltham £ 339 16s. 3d., Weston
the eastern extremity of Nova Scotia, though the native hordes of that wilderness still retained their affection for the French. While the people of New England and New York were concerting the grand enterprise of the reduction of Canada, the French had, by their successes, inspired the savages with respect, and renewed their intercourse with the west. But, in August, Montreal became alarmed. An Indian announces that an army of Iroquois and English was busy in constructing canoes on Lake George; and immediately Frontenac himself placed the hatchet in the hands of his allies, and, with the tomahawk in his own grasp, old as he was, chanted the war-song, and danced the war-dance On the twenty-ninth of August, it was said that an army had reached Lake Champlain; but, on the second of September, the spies could observe no trail. The projected attack by land was defeated by divisions,—Leisler charging Winthrop of Connecticut with treachery, and the forces from Connecticut blaming Mil
r fort erected here before; Johnson to Lords of Trade, 8 Sept. 1755. and naming the waters Lake George, he cleared space for a camp of five thousand men. The lake protects him on the north; his flute; and, as evening came on, the party found itself four miles from the fort, on the road to Lake George. The red men, who never obey implicitly, but insist upon deliberating with the commander andnchments. Late in the night following the seventh of September, it was told in the camp at Lake George, that a large party of men had landed at the head of South Bay, and were travelling from Woodith artillery, and building Fort William chap. IX.} 1755. Henry, a useless fort of wood near Lake George. When winter approached, he left six hundred men as a garrison, and dismissed the New Englanablishment of a perpetual revenue for the present. The northern colonies, whose successes at Lake George had mitigated the disgraces of the previous year, were encouraged by a remuneration; and, as
January, 1757, the gallant Stark, Life of John Stark. with seventy-four rangers, goes down Lake George, and turns the strong post of Carillon. A French party of ten or eleven sledges is driving m bearskin, and break the evening breeze with a simple veil; thus they go over Champlain, over Lake George. Montcalm to the Minister, 24 April, 1757. On St. Patrick's night, a man in front tries thwhile Webb was left highest in command, with nearly six thousand men, to defend the avenue of Lake George; and on the twentieth day of June, the Earl of Loudoun, having first incensed all America by xpress, with such tidings as were to have been expected. How peacefully rest the waters of Lake George between their ramparts of highlands! In their pellucid depths, the cliffs, and the hills, anm, after the boats and canoes had, without oxen or horses, by main strength, been borne up to Lake George, held on the plain above the portage one general council of union. All the tribes from the b
o far advanced to attempt Quebec. Besides, a sudden message drew Amherst to Lake George. The summons of Pitt had called into being a numerous and well equipped pcials, from New England, New York, and New Jersey, assembled on the shore of Lake George. There were the six hundred New England rangers, dressed like woodmen; armeed and thirty-five whale-boats, with artillery mounted on rafts, embarked on Lake George; the fleet, bright with banners, and cheered by martial music, moved in procnuosities of the ground till they approached the outlet. This the road from Lake George to Ticonderoga crossed twice by bridges, between which the path was as a cor a regiment at the Half-way chap XIII.} 1758. Brook between Fort Edward and Lake George. A fortnight later, they seized a convoy of wagoners at the same place. Toch vessels and stores as could not be brought off, the Americans returned to Lake George. There the main army was wasting the season in supine inactivity. The ne
e, from before Quebec. He ascended beyond the rapids, and endeavored to guard against a descent to Montreal by occupying the passes of the river near Ogdensburg. The number of men at his disposal was too few to accomplish the object; and Amherst directed Gage, whom he detached as successor to Prideaux, to take possession of the post. But Gage made excuses for neglecting the orders, and whiled away his harvest-time of honor. Meantime, the commander-in-chief assembled the main army at Lake George. The tranquil temper of Amherst was never ruffled by collisions with the Americans; his displeasure, when excited, was concealed under apparent apathy or impenetrable selfcommand. His judgment was slow, but safe; his mind solid, but never inventive. Taciturn, and stoical, he displayed respectable abilities as a commander, without fertility of resources, or daring enterprise. In five British regiments, with the Royal Americans, he had fifty-seven hundred and fortythree regulars; of pro
en and sixty years of age, at about one hundred and twenty thousand, most of whom possessed arms, and were expert in their use. There could be no general muster; but during the summer, the drum and fife were heard in every hamlet, and the several companies paraded for discipline. One day in August, Gage revoked Hancock's commission in the Boston cadets; and that company resented the insult by returning the king's standard and disbanding. Putnam, of Connecticut, famous for service near Lake George and Ticonderoga, before the walls of Havana, and far up the lakes against Pontiac, a pioneer of emigration to the southern banks of the Mississippi, the oracle of all patriot circles in his neighborhood, rode to Boston with one hundred and thirty sheep, as a gift from the parish of Brooklyn. The old hero became Warren's guest, and every one's favorite. The officers whom he visited on Boston Common bantered him about coming down to fight. Twenty ships of the line and twenty regiments, s
hat William Howe was the candidate for Nottingham. To the questions of that liberal constituency he freely answered, that the ministry had pushed matters too far; that the whole British army would not be sufficient to conquer America; that if offered a command there, he would Chap. XVI.} 1774. Oct. Nov. refuse it; that he would vote for the repeal of the– four penal acts of parliament; and he turned to his advantage the affectionate respect still cherished for his brother who fell near Lake George. The elections were over, and it was evident that Nov. the government might have every thing its own way, when, on the eighteenth of November, letters of the preceding September, received from Gage, announced that the act of parliament for regulating the government of Massachusetts could be carried into effect only after the conquest of all the New England colonies; that the province had warm friends throughout the North American continent; that people in Carolina were as mad as in Bo
n of Jay was for many days the subject Chap. XXXV.} 1775. May 18. of private and earnest discussion; but the temper of the congress was still irresolute, when on the eighteenth of May they received the news of the taking of Ticonderoga. The achievement was not in harmony with their advice to New York; they for the time rejected the thought of invading Canada, and they were inclined even to abandon the conquest already made; though as a precaution they proposed to withdraw to the head of Lake George all the captured cannon and munitions of war, which on the restoration of peace were to be scrupulously returned. For many days the state of the union continued to engage the attention of congress in a committee of the whole. The bolder minds, yet not even all the delegates from New England, discerned the tendency of events towards an entire separation of the colonies from Britain. In the wide division of opinions the decision appeared for a time to rest on South Carolina; but the d
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