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

By Herbert W., III Warden

This is the yank experience. This amazing quantity captures a powerful nation's spirit and the fortitude of these who helped to make it so. Drawn from striking firsthand bills and ancient writings, American Courage provides voice to the pilgrims, founding fathers, revolutionaries, pioneers, squaddies, and pilots, between different heroes, in a outstanding selection of harrowing stories, spanning from the Mayflower's touchdown througSeptember eleven, 2001.

  • A Plymoutcolonist is held captive in the course of King Philip's battle.
  • George Washington crosses the Delaware.
  • Davy Crockett studies from contained in the Alamo.
  • General Longstreet recounts Pickett's cost at Gettysburg.
  • Sergeant York single-handedly captures 132 German soldiers.
  • Charles Lindbergflies around the Atlantic.
  • Nine Little Rock scholars desegregate valuable HigSchool.
  • Passengers on Flight ninety three overpower hijackers on 9/11.

With greater than 40 exciting precise bills of bravery, selflessness, and bold, the tales in American Courage show the guts and soul of our country.

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In July, 1779, during my absence, Colonel Bowman, with one hundred and sixty men, went against the Shawanese at Old Chillicothe. He arrived undiscovered; a battle ensued, which lasted till ten in the morning, when Colonel Bowman retreated thirty miles. The Indians collected all their strength and pursued him, when another engagement ensued for two hours, not to Colonel Bowman’s advantage. Colonel Harrod proposed to mount a number of horses and break the enemy’s line, who at this time fought with remarkable fury.

That we might get the start, so far as to be out of the reach of their pursuit the next day, since we were well assured that they would follow our track as soon as it was light. The next day we continued traveling until quite dark, and got to the river about two miles above Shannapins. We expected to have found the river frozen, but it was not—only about 50 yards from each shore. The ice, I suppose, had broken up above, for it was drifting in vast quantities. There was no way for getting over, but on a raft.

Thus, many hundred miles from our families, in the howling wilderness, we did not continue in a state of indolence, but hunted every day, and prepared a little cottage to protect us from the winter storms. We met with no disturbance during the winter. On the first May, 1770, my brother returned home by himself for a new recruit of horses and ammunition, leaving me alone without bread, salt, or sugar, or even a horse or dog. I passed a few days uncomfortably. The idea of a beloved wife and family, and their anxiety on my account, would have exposed me to melancholy, if I had further indulged the thought.

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