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or, Captain W. S. Harney, and others of my brave and generous comrades of those days. In this campaign Lieutenant Davis was thrown with two remarkable men. Colonel Boone, a son of the celebrated Daniel Boone, and Major Jesse Bean, the courage and integrity of both of whom was above question. They were noted for their thorough knowledge of woodcraft which was of inestimable service to their companions in arms. Of the two Colonel Boone was the superior in the matter of education, and his acquired knowledge was supplemented by a sixth sense-a faculty for finding water. He would often turn off suddenly in another direction from the one in which they had questioned he simply said, the water must be there. Jesse Bean was a man of a different mould; but though he had not received the educational advantages of Colonel Boone, the exigencies of frontier life and his natural capacity had made up for the deficiency. Lieutenant Davis used often to talk to Major Bean about the phenome
Henry Dodge (search for this): chapter 11
was administered by Jefferson Davis. Mr. Davis remembered swearing in some volunteers, but could not substantiate what seems a probable story. Goaded by a sense of injury, Black Hawk and his band crossed the river several times, making predatory incursions either upon the friendly Indians or the whites. Of this General A. C. Dodge wrote: In 1832 we became associated in the famous Black Hawk War, he (Lieutenant Davis) as lieutenant of infantry, and I as aide-de-camp to General Henry Dodge, commanding the militia of Michigan Territory. I often accepted his invitation to partake of his hospitality, as well as that of General (then Captain) William S. Harney and Colonel Zachary Taylor, who often divided their rations with me, as we volunteers were frequently in want of suitable food. The regulars were much better provided for than we volunteers were at that time. They were not only furnished with better rations and more of them, but they had tents, while we had non
ch every imaginable atrocity was inflicted by the Indians upon their unhappy captives, General William Henry Harrison The same in whose honor I had in childhood seen many dough log-cabins baked and carried in procession, flanked by barrels of hard cider, to barbecues in the groves about Natchez, where rousing Whig speeches electrified the party. It was in praise of him, too, that the little children piped For Tippecanoe, and Tyler too, as they ran after the cortege. was directed by President Jefferson to make a treaty with the Sacs and Foxes, which was ratified in November, 1804, by which the United States bought the territory beginning on the Missouri River, thence in a direct line to the River Jeffreon, thirty miles from its mouth down to the Mississippi, thence up the Mississippi to the mouth of the Ouisconsin, and up that river for thirty-six miles in a direct line, thence by a direct line to where the Fox River leaves the Saukegan, thence down the Fox River to the Illinois, of
George W. Jones (search for this): chapter 11
he injustice done him, Black Hawk and his band perpetrated many outrages upon the whites. A recent historian has rescued the following gallant deed of General George W. Jones, of Iowa, from obscurity, and thereby given us a glimpse of the horrors the whites endured. General Jones verifies the story. During the Black Hawk wGeneral Jones verifies the story. During the Black Hawk war word reached Galena that a brother-in-law of the general, named St. Vrain, who was agent for the Sacs and Foxes at Rock Island, was murdered by the Indians, some forty miles east of Galena. The general happened to be in Galena at the time, and notwithstanding the protestations of the people against the foolhardiness of attemptlack Hawk is. Provoke our people to war, and you will learn who Black Hawk is. The council broke up without any definite agreement, but in a letter to General George W. Jones, Mr. Davis said, many years afterward: It was in consequence of the council held at Rock Island that Black Hawk went to the west side of the Mississi
These two warlike tribes eventually became amalgamated; they were originally from the St. Lawrence River. The Foxes first settled at Green Bay, and the river near which they made their abode still bears their name. There they sustained a signal defeat by the united forces of the friendly Indians and French troops, and the slaughter was so great that the hill on which the engagement took place has ever since been called the Butte des Morts. This was modified by an old frontier settler, Mrs. Arndt, into Betty Mores. From this and various other causes the two tribes were so depleted that they joined forces, and, though still keeping their community independence, became practically one tribe. The subsequent war with the Six Nations left them too weak to stand alone. La Houton speaks of a Sac village on Fox River in 1689, and Father Hennepin, in r680, speaks of them as Ortagamies, and says they were residents of the Bay of Puants, now Green Bay. Major Forsyth said: More than a
tic expedients, which were foiled by the sound judgment, vigilance, and courage of the commander; and when the final attack was made, the brave little garrison repulsed it with such loss to the assailants that when, in the following October, General Hopkins came to support Fort Harrison, no Indians were to be found thereabout. For the defence of Fort Harrison Captain Taylor received the brevet of major, an honor which had seldom if ever before been conferred for service in Indian war. In the following November Major Taylor, with a battalion of regulars, formed part of the command of General Hopkins in the expedition against the hostile Indians at the head waters of the Wabash. In 1814, with his separate command, being then a major by commission, he made a campaign against the hostile Indians and their British allies on Rock River, which was so successful as to give subsequent security to that immediate frontier. At the time of the treaty made by the Indians with General H
William Henry Harrison (search for this): chapter 11
every imaginable atrocity was inflicted by the Indians upon their unhappy captives, General William Henry Harrison The same in whose honor I had in childhood seen many dough log-cabins baked and ca attracted attention in 1808, continued to increase in number and magnitude until, in 1811, General Harrison, afterward President of the United States, marched against the stronghold of the Shawnees, Creeks, and by his absence when his brother, The Prophet, on November 7, 1811, to prevent General Harrison's advance on the principal town, made a night attack on his camp at Tippecanoe. This battler the fear of its renewal, caused the Indians hastily to abandon their permanent village. General Harrison, with his numerous wounded, returned to Vincennes, and the field of his recent occupations security to that immediate frontier. At the time of the treaty made by the Indians with General Harrison, the desire to make the transfer was not unanimous, and the friendly, politic, and aspiring
Francisco Cartabana (search for this): chapter 11
had gone to inspect their crops. Some hostile Indians had been seen lying in ambush, which alarmed the inhabitants, and they insisted on the Governor calling upon the authorities at St. Genevieve for assistance. He at last yielded unwillingly to their demands, and had, on May I, 1779, returned with sixty men, who were in the town when the attack was made. It was sudden and violent, and about twenty citizens were killed in the field before they could regain the fort. Sylvio Francisco de Cartabana, the Spanish Governor, had gone to St. Genevieve and brought the militia from that post to aid in the defence of the town. When the attack commenced neither Cartabana nor his promised force were forthcoming, but lay hidden in a garret until the foe had retired; but the citizens stationed fifteen men at each gate and scattered the rest of their force along the line. They answered the irregular fire of the Indians by grape-shot from their few artillery guns, the intrenchments were fo
Interpreter (search for this): chapter 11
the Sauk kings. It is my right to speak, who shall prevent me? The men rose and closed about her, gesticulating angrily, while the interpreter translated the speech to the general. The most inexperienced person now saw that trouble impended, and the whites were far outnumbered by the Indians. The general was a very calm and imperturbable man in moments of great danger. He listened until he had the gist of her speech, then rose with a sweep of his hand to command silence, and said: Mr. Interpreter, a-tell her-a-that-my mother — was a woman. This revelation of the general's brought grunts of satisfaction from the audience, and the frankness of the statement seemed to mollify the old princess. Mr. Davis said his sympathy for her, in conjunction with the bathos of the oration, made him feel oppressed, and he strolled out of the lodge. Just then a boy that had come with the general's party was toying with a pistol, and it went off. The interpreter rushed out, crying, Everybody get
Robert Anderson (search for this): chapter 11
se lieutenants was a very fascinating young man, of easy manners and affable disposition; the other was equally pleasant but extremely modest. On the morning when the muster was to take place, a tall, gawky, slab-sided, homely young man, dressed in a suit of blue jeans, presented himself to the lieutenants as the captain of the recruits, and was duly sworn in. The homely young man was Abraham Lincoln. The bashful lieutenant was he who afterward fired the first gun from Fort Sumter, Major Anderson. The other lieutenant, who administered the oath, was, in after years, the President of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis. Dr. Harsha was in Carter Brothers' book store, in New York City, where he chanced to repeat this story to a friend. An elderly gentleman, who was sitting near by listening, arose and remarked that he was happy to be able to confirm the facts, as he was the chaplain at Fort Snelling at the time, and was fully able to corroborate each statement. A bystande
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