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Successful Engagement with the Enemy

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date June 28, 1791
Author Name Charles Scott (primary) Location: Lexington
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary General Scott reports on a successful engagement with the savages in which his officers and men acted with gallantry and humanity despite insuperable obstacles created by the weather and terrain.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Charles Scott; mounted volunteers; General St. Clair; Indian on horseback; my guides; Colonel John Hardin; mounted infantry; troop of light horse; Captain McCoy; Captain Price; warriors; enemy; Lieutenant Colonel-Commandant Wilkinson; Captain King's and Logsdon's companies; prisoners; Captain Brown; Captain Bull; French; aged squaw; savages; volunteers of Kentucky; Captain Asheton; 1st Regiment; ;
Related Places Lexington; mouth of Kentucky; banks of the Ohio; Quiatanon; White River; the Wabash; Kickapoo town; town of Kethtipecanunk; Eel River; Detroit; ;
Keywords rain; wind; thunderstorms; horses; extensive prairie; small villages; smoke; gallantry; brisk fire; rifles; state of civilization; books; white flag; signal of parley; impulsions of humanity; councils of the enemy; approbation of my country; corn; scalping of the dead; weather; terror and desolation; insuperable obstacles; danger; glory; ;
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