He therefore set his men to work to build a strong fort.
While I was selling my horses and other effects, preparatory to leaving the fort, one of my brother scouts, Texas Jack, said that he would like to accompany me.
In this we succeeded, and reached the fort in safety.
THE AUTHOR, PORTRAIT, ON STEEL YOUTHFUL ADVENTURES SAMUEL'S FATAL ACCIDENT BILLINGS AS A BOCARRO BILLINGS RIDING LITTLE GRAY EXCITING SPORT STAKING OUT LOTS MY FATHER STABBED MY FATHER'S ESCAPE LIFE OR DEATH BOYISH SPORT TWO TO ONE KILLING MY FIRST INDIAN A PRAIRIE SCHOONER WILD BILL (PORTRAIT) HOLDING THE FORT CAMPING IN A SEPULCHRE RAFTING OS THE PLATTE RIDING PONY EXPRESS SAVED BY CHIEF RAIN IN-THE-FACE CHANGING HORSES ATTACK ON STAGE COACH ALF.
Clark's little army took the British fort.
"I am of the mind that there will be no more danger in going back than in trying to enter the fort," Sergeant Corney said, half to himself.
Tus, according to his threat, attacked the fort, and burst open the gates.
The Europeans erected their forts; landed their merchandize; and endeavoured, by a peaceable deportment, by presents, and by every appearance of munificence, to seduce the attachment and confidence of the Africans.
The soldiers had heard us firing, and as we were approaching the fort the drums were being beaten, and the buglers were sounding the call to fall in.
True it is we had previously visited the fort, and that while many of the enemy's sentinels were on the alert; but because a task has once been done is no proof that it may be accomplished a second time.
Sadly and slowly the Pilgrim Fathers passed along the scattered village of log huts which was their home in their voluntary exile, and wound up the pathway that led towards the summit of the mount, afterwards called 'the Burying Hill,' on which they had constructed a rude fort or storehouse, and whither they were now bearing to his last earthly home the chief and the most respected of their community.
The officers had thought that Satanta and his Indians were coming in to capture the fort.
The functions of a war vessel were these: Defensively, to attack ships that come to bombard our forts, to attack ships that come to blockade us, to attack ships convoying a landing party, to attack the enemy's fleet, to attack ships interfering with our commerce; offensively, to bombard an enemy's ports, to blockade an enemy, to convoy a landing party, to attack the enemy's fleet, to attack the enemy's commerce.
As I have said, we were given a post which had in it no inconsiderable honor, since it was at that point where the most fighting might be expected, and from where we stood it was possible to have a fairly good view of the plain immediately surrounding the fort.
It is a fact to be thankful for that everywhere throughout the land, beneath the rough jackets of our artisans and labourers, beat hearts as true and fearless as those which have stormed the fort or braved the dangers of the battlefield.
At all events, he refused to surrender, and two days later General St. Leger sent a written demand, the reply to which contained the emphatic statement that it was Colonel Gansevoort's determined resolution with the force under his command, to defend the fort to the last extremity.
It has passed the fort where Luffe died.
f the enemy disembarked in the Rother, and seized the fort of Apuldore.
I undermined and destroyed its ancient forts.
There's never one among them who does not know full well what the result will be if Colonel Gansevoort surrenders the fort!
When the young prince approached the destined scene Of his exploit, he saw the blazing fort Reddening the sky and earth, and well he knew This was the work of sorcery, the spell Of demon-spirits.
When it seemed to me as if the night was considerably more than half-spent, I whispered tremblingly to my companion: "Have you given over tryin' to gain the fort?"
At this juncture Mr. FLOYD (who, having acquired the habit of attending BUCHANAN'S cabinet meetings, had not quite got over it) put his head in for a moment to suggest, that if the Black Republican Government would evacuate all the forts on Southern territory, remunerate his friends for their expenses, and execute a quit-claim deed of Washington and the national property to JEFF.
After having demonstrated to him that it is necessary to deliver up the forts, they will demonstrate to him that it is necessary to renounce the blockade, which is not tenable without the forts; then, who knows?
'Tis of no courtly gallant the Moorish damsel dreams, No lordly emir who commands the fort by Tagus' streams, 'Twas on the banks of Tornes stood the haughty towers of note Where the young alcayde loved by the maid from cities dwelt remote.
I remained at this post until it was drowned out by the heavy floods of Big Creek, on which it was located; the water rose about the fortifications and rendered the place unfit for occupancy; so the government abandoned the fort, and moved the troops and supplies to a new post--which had been named Fort Hays--located further west, on the south fork of Big Creek.
Perhaps the French will have grown weary of waiting for us by that time, and we shall have only to march in and occupy the fort."
At our council in our tent that evening, Peyronie, with invincible good humor, declared that no man could complain so long as the tobacco lasted, and in a cloud of blue-gray smoke, we gave our hastily constructed fort the suggestive name of "Fort Necessity."
Bavarian troops under the command of Prince Leopold carried the forts of the outer and inner lines of the city's defenses, where the rear guards of the Russian troops made a tenacious resistance.
In an open space, fenced in by high rocks, stood two Indian forts, of a square form, rudely built of sticks and logs.
The thing one cannot escape, however, in Germany, whether one likes its manifestations or not, is the vitality, the moral and intellectual force, everywhere apparent, whether it be applied to smashing forts or staging a play.
"I know not if you may call it by that name," the sentinel said, somewhat moodily; "but certain it is we would have relieved the fort four and twenty hours ago had General Herkimer not held us back.
These he first of all occupied with guards, and raised strong forts on them.
As the French squadron, which had engaged the forts in a most brilliant fashion, was passing out, the Bouvet was blown up by a drifting mine.
Instead of heeding the advice of Colonel Gardner to reenforce the forts, it removed him from command, and within two months the President submitted silently to the taunt of the South Carolina rebel commissioners that it was in punishment for his loyal effort to save the Government property.
ALLIES FORCE THE DARDANELLES On March 1 a great allied fleet of forty British and French warships, having reduced the forts at the entrance to the Dardanelles, was on its way through the straits and the Sea of Marmora to Constantinople, with the object of capturing the city.
Here General St. Clair, who seems from the first to have feared for the result, advised that a detachment be sent forward to invest the fort, but it was finally judged best to send the detachment from the next camp, from which it could be readily reinforced in case it were attacked.
"It stands to reason that before the deserters were turned over to the painted wolves St. Leger got from them all the information concernin' this fort which they could give.
There he found a fort erected at the lowest passage of the river, and forty-five miles from Savannah.
Before 1635 the Spaniards had established a fort at Zamboanga, which, although it certainly could not wholly prevent the piratical excursions against the colonies, yet considerably diminished them.
So, though against his will, he made a compact to surrender his arms, engines, and manufacturers of engines, to give back the deserters, to demolish his forts, to withdraw from captured territory, and furthermore to consider the same persons enemies and friends as the Romans did besides neither giving shelter to any of the deserters, Footnote: Reading Greek: automolon tina (Boissevain).
It was expected in case of necessity to connect these forts by rifle-pits.
After completing the fort, the Portuguese renewed the war, and made an attack on two towns belonging to the lord of Repelim on the coast, about five leagues from Cochin, having learned from spies that they were but slightly garrisoned.
The great police chief also talks with a crooked tongue; and if he does not give what the Indians ask for, they will burn down the fort, and murder himself and his followers, not sparing either the women or the children."
He watched the little fort.
The triangle between the forks of the Ohio was admirably adapted for fortification, and it was proposed to throw up a fort there so that the French would get a warm reception when their canoes came floating down the river, and be forced to retreat to the Lakes.
"We cannot tell you now," was the reply; "it is enough for me to say that a great danger threatens the fort."
On the 19th Admiral Watson formally announced the declaration of war, and summoned the Fort to surrender.
The Austrian gunners shelled the fort until the German infantry had been massed in a forest to the northward.
That is all very well," replied the President, "but does that secure the forts?" "