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The Red River Expedition (Paperback) Loot Price: R353
Discovery Miles 3 530
The Red River Expedition (Paperback): George Lightfoot Huyshe
The Red River Expedition (Paperback): George Lightfoot Huyshe

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The Red River Expedition (Paperback)

George Lightfoot Huyshe

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. The following brief account of the Red River Expedition has been mainly put together from the everyday jottings of a private journal, and lays no claim to any literary merit. It has been written in the hope of directing attention to the successful accomplishment of an expedition which was attended with more than ordinary difficulties, but which was completely overshadowed from first to last by the absorbing interest of a great Continental war. Through the kindness of Sir Garnet Wolseley, I have had access to the official documents of the Expedition; I have also availed myself of the Reports on the line of route published by Mr. Dawson, C.E., and by the Topographical Department of the War Office. The statements made may therefore, I hope, be relied on as accurate and impartial. My aim has been to "extenuate naught, nor set down aught in malice." Political questions have been avoided as much as the nature of the subject would permit, as I feel that they do not come within the province of a soldier. I have endeavoured to avoid tiring the general' reader with dry details of military movements, and yet not to sacrifice the character of the work as an account of a military expedition. Whether or not between these two stools I have fallen to the ground, I must leave to the judgment of a kind and generous public, only premising that, as the book is not very voluminous, I trust I have not trespassed too much on their forbearance. G. L. H. Woolwich, March 20ih, 1871. NARRATIVE OF THE RED RIVER EXPEDITION, 4c. CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY.--THE RED RIVER SETTLEMENT. Very near the centre of the northern or British portion of the vast continent of North America, and almost equally unapproachable from north, south, east or west, is a small settlement, the very existence o...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: George Lightfoot Huyshe
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-30283-1
Barcode: 9781150302831
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-30283-6

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