American Courage: Remarkable True Stories Exhibiting the by Herbert W., III Warden

By Herbert W., III Warden

Here's the yankee event. This remarkable quantity captures a powerful nation's spirit and the fortitude of these who helped to make it so. Drawn from amazing firsthand debts and old writings, American braveness provides voice to the pilgrims, founding fathers, revolutionaries, pioneers, infantrymen, and pilots, between different heroes, in a striking choice of harrowing stories, spanning from the Mayflower's touchdown througSeptember eleven, 2001. A Plymoutcolonist is held captive in the course of King Philip's struggle. George Washington crosses the Delaware. Davy Crockett experiences from contained in the Alamo. basic Longstreet recounts Pickett's cost at Gettysburg. Sergeant York single-handedly captures 132 German infantrymen. Charles Lindbergflies around the Atlantic. 9 Little Rock scholars desegregate primary HigSchool. Passengers on Flight ninety three overpower hijackers on 9-11. With greater than 40 exciting actual bills of bravery, selflessness, and bold, the tales in American braveness demonstrate the center and soul of our kingdom.

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In a field, near Lexington, an Indian shot a man, and running to scalp him, was himself shot from the fort, and fell dead upon his enemy. Every day we experienced recent mischiefs. The barbarous savage nations of Shawanese, Cherokees, Wyandots, Tawas, Delawares, and 42 AMERICAN COURAGE several others near Detroit, united in a war against us and assembled their choicest warriors at old Chelicothe, to go on the expedition, in order to destroy us, and entirely depopulate the country. Their savage minds were inflamed to mischief by two abandoned men, Captains McKee and Girty.

Logan and his party been with us, it is highly probable we should have given the savages a total defeat. I cannot reflect upon this dreadful scene, but sorrow fills my heart. A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors. When we gave way, they pursued us with the utmost eagerness, and in every quarter spread destruction. The river was difficult to cross, and many were killed in the flight, some just entering the river, some in the water, others after crossing in ascending the cliffs.

This mournful scene exhibited a horror almost unparalleled: Some torn and eaten by wild beasts; those in the river eaten by fishes; all in such a putrified condition, that no one could be distinguished from another. As soon as General Clark, then at the Falls of the Ohio, who was ever our ready friend, and merits the love and gratitude of all his countrymen, understood the circumstances of this unfortunate action, he ordered an expedition, with all possible haste, to pursue the savages, which was so expeditiously effected, that we overtook them within two miles of their towns, and probably might have obtained a great victory, had not two of their number met us about two hundred poles before we come up.

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