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France (France) (search for this): chapter 13
iar color, and everybody tumbled up out of wigwam and hut to take a look at this strange creature. However, being savage, their curiosity was well-bred, they troubled him no further, and he and the friendly villagers parted on the most kindly terms, his own Indian guide returning with him to the camp. When Lieutenant Davis was on an expedition in the neighborhood of Fort Gibson once, he met Washington Irving and also Eleazur Williams, the person who believed himself to be the Dauphin of France. The original of the once famous article in the Atlantic Monthly entitled Have we a Bourbon among us? His impression of Washington Irving was that he was a most amiable and charming man, lamentably out of place on that frontier, and he suspected Mr. Irving of secretly coinciding with him. Of Mr. Williams he had only one memory, and that was that he looked like a preacher and had a measured cadence in his speech like one. He said, If I only had my books here I could read a great deal.
Lexington (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
Chapter 13: at Lexington and Galena. Galena lead mines.-recruiting service.-cholera in Lexington.-return to Fort Crawford.-Fort Gibson.- Adventure with Indians.--Washington Irving and Eleazur Williams.-New regiment created.-promotion.--Smith T. After the Black Hawk War closed in 1831 Lieutenant Davis was sent up to GLexington.-return to Fort Crawford.-Fort Gibson.- Adventure with Indians.--Washington Irving and Eleazur Williams.-New regiment created.-promotion.--Smith T. After the Black Hawk War closed in 1831 Lieutenant Davis was sent up to Galena on a tour of inspection to the lead mines, where he remained long enough personally to know some of the miners, and they had so many manly qualities that his relations with them were very kind, and his appreciation of them won their regard. In the autumn of 1832, Lieutenant Davis was sent on recruiting service, and went to Louisville and Lexington, Ky. The cholera broke out while he was at the latter place, and people fled from it in numbers. True to his sense of duty, and fearless in the pursuit of it, he remained at his post, took care of his recruits, attended to their diet, and, as ever, did his best regardless of consequences. It was the
Galena (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
Chapter 13: at Lexington and Galena. Galena lead mines.-recruiting service.-cholera in Lexington.-return to Fort Crawford.-Fort Gibson.- Adventure with InGalena lead mines.-recruiting service.-cholera in Lexington.-return to Fort Crawford.-Fort Gibson.- Adventure with Indians.--Washington Irving and Eleazur Williams.-New regiment created.-promotion.--Smith T. After the Black Hawk War closed in 1831 Lieutenant Davis was sent up to Galena on a tour of inspection to the lead mines, where he remained long enough personally to know some of the miners, and they had so many manly qualities that his rient of your hospitality at the Sinsinnewa Mound, and frequently in the town of Galena, where my particular associate was the venerable Captain Legate, of the United d man related an anecdote of how Smith T.‘s name affected himself at the inn at Galena. He said the company were sitting on the gallery, talking of Smith T. after disight. The general saw Smith T. first at a crossing as he turned the corner in Galena, and his pistol covered Smith T. before he saw the general. Smith T. bowed coo
e misrepresentations having in late years been made of Mr. Davis's Western service, he wrote the following letter to his friend General G. W. Jones: Beauvoir, September 2, 1882. My Dear Friend: I have received your very gratifying letter of the 27th instant, and also numbers four and twelve of the early history of Dubuque. I have read the letter of —, contained in number four, with equal surprise and regret. I did not expect him to know that as far back as the administration of Mr. Monroe the question had been definitely settled that the action of a secretary was that of the President, and to comprehend the peculiar features of the Indian treaty of 1804. . . . It is not true that those who claimed to own the mines as successors of Dubuque were a party to the removal of trespassers; the reverse is the fact, as I well remember, because of a threat which was made that John Smith T. John Smith T. was a noted duellist, had killed nine men outright. His unexpected presence at
Leavenworth (search for this): chapter 13
was Major Mason, he being the other officer who, with me, was selected from the First Infantry for promotion in the dragoons, and by him I was appointed adjutant of the squadron, composed of the first companies which reported. After other companies had joined, the colonel, Henry Dodge, came and assumed command. He had known me when I served on the Upper Mississippi, and by him I was appointed adjutant of the regiment. In 1834 Colonel Dodge, with a selected detachment, was sent by General Leavenworth in pursuit of Indians who had committed depredations on the Upper Red River, and I was one of that party. I was stationed opposite Dubuque, charged to keep watch on the semi-hostile Indians west of the river, and to prevent white men from crossing into the Indian country. My orders required me to go frequently through the mines, and thus I was often the recipient of your hospitality at the Sinsinnewa Mound, and frequently in the town of Galena, where my particular associate was t
Jefferson Davis (search for this): chapter 13
After the Black Hawk War closed in 1831 Lieutenant Davis was sent up to Galena on a tour of inspec their regard. In the autumn of 1832, Lieutenant Davis was sent on recruiting service, and went h much difficulty, a carpenter, who, with Lieutenant Davis's unskilled assistance, made two coffins, and buried them decently. As soon as Lieutenant Davis secured the necessary number of men he reear of midnight invasions by savages. Lieutenant Davis was sent off to make a reconnaissance towidently a signal to some of his friends. Lieutenant Davis, suspecting treachery, drew his pistol an returning with him to the camp. When Lieutenant Davis was on an expedition in the neighborhood rom the Cherokee to the Creek Nation, and Lieutenant Davis was detailed to superintend the change. a letter written in 1878: From Hon. Jefferson Davis to George W. Jones. In the beginninsentations having in late years been made of Mr. Davis's Western service, he wrote the following le
Eleazur Williams (search for this): chapter 13
. Galena lead mines.-recruiting service.-cholera in Lexington.-return to Fort Crawford.-Fort Gibson.- Adventure with Indians.--Washington Irving and Eleazur Williams.-New regiment created.-promotion.--Smith T. After the Black Hawk War closed in 1831 Lieutenant Davis was sent up to Galena on a tour of inspection to the ide returning with him to the camp. When Lieutenant Davis was on an expedition in the neighborhood of Fort Gibson once, he met Washington Irving and also Eleazur Williams, the person who believed himself to be the Dauphin of France. The original of the once famous article in the Atlantic Monthly entitled Have we a Bourbon amoving was that he was a most amiable and charming man, lamentably out of place on that frontier, and he suspected Mr. Irving of secretly coinciding with him. Of Mr. Williams he had only one memory, and that was that he looked like a preacher and had a measured cadence in his speech like one. He said, If I only had my books here I
George W. Jones (search for this): chapter 13
hought prudent to remove them from the Cherokee to the Creek Nation, and Lieutenant Davis was detailed to superintend the change. He gave the following account of his service in a letter written in 1878: From Hon. Jefferson Davis to George W. Jones. In the beginning of 1833 I was one of the two officers selected from the First Infantry for promotion into the newly created regiment of dragoons, and left Prairie du Chien under orders for recruiting service in Kentucky. As soon as thas the venerable Captain Legate, of the United States Army, on duty as superintendent of the lead mines. Some misrepresentations having in late years been made of Mr. Davis's Western service, he wrote the following letter to his friend General G. W. Jones: Beauvoir, September 2, 1882. My Dear Friend: I have received your very gratifying letter of the 27th instant, and also numbers four and twelve of the early history of Dubuque. I have read the letter of —, contained in number fou
Fox Indians (search for this): chapter 13
Chapter 13: at Lexington and Galena. Galena lead mines.-recruiting service.-cholera in Lexington.-return to Fort Crawford.-Fort Gibson.- Adventure with Indians.--Washington Irving and Eleazur Williams.-New regiment created.-promotion.--Smith T. After the Black Hawk War closed in 1831 Lieutenant Davis was sent up to Galena on a tour of inspection to the lead mines, where he remained long enough personally to know some of the miners, and they had so many manly qualities that his relations with them were very kind, and his appreciation of them won their regard. In the autumn of 1832, Lieutenant Davis was sent on recruiting service, and went to Louisville and Lexington, Ky. The cholera broke out while he was at the latter place, and people fled from it in numbers. True to his sense of duty, and fearless in the pursuit of it, he remained at his post, took care of his recruits, attended to their diet, and, as ever, did his best regardless of consequences. It was ther
John Smith (search for this): chapter 13
ur Williams.-New regiment created.-promotion.--Smith T. After the Black Hawk War closed in 1831 ber, because of a threat which was made that John Smith T. John Smith T. was a noted duellist, hadJohn Smith T. was a noted duellist, had killed nine men outright. His unexpected presence at a little wayside tavern, where he was not recbrave and tried man related an anecdote of how Smith T.‘s name affected himself at the inn at Galenompany were sitting on the gallery, talking of Smith T. after dinner, and he said he should like to A quiet little man arose and announced, I am Smith T., at your service. The man went to the bannk. Once General Dodge had a difficulty with Mr. Smith T., and the two exchanged a promise to fight at sight. The general saw Smith T. first at a crossing as he turned the corner in Galena, and his pistol covered Smith T. before he saw the general. Smith T. bowed coolly and said, This time you Smith T. bowed coolly and said, This time you have the advantage of me, general, but the next! and passed on. The old Indian fighter was a match
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