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1857 edition. Excerpt: ...the Whig cause to a man, and continued
faithful to their principles, through all of the eventful struggles
of that period, till the establishment of peace at the close of the
war. Nor did they fail to gather for themselves laurels, with which
to deck the warrior's brow. While it is to be regretted that the
names of many, whose memory deserved a better fate, have passed
away in the oblivion of time, it is still gratifying to know that
there are some, who, among their own people at least, have acquired
a lasting fame for valor and soldierly conduct. Of these probably
the most distinguished were Matthew Bekaud, Pierre Roger, Jean
David, and Pierre Covin: all of whom were in the Continental army,
and fought bravely in the battles of Stono, at the Siege of
Charleston, at Savannah, at the Cowpens, and some of them at Eutaw.
Peter Gibert, Esq., Joseph Bouchillon, Peter E. Bellot, and Peter
Moragne, jun., (a lad only sixteen years of age) were soldiers in
the war, and engaged honorably in several battles and
skirmishes--most of them, according to tradition, having been at
the siege of Ninety-Six. At various periods during the war, the
colonists organized themselves into a military company, which was
commanded first by Capt. Matthew Beraud, who is said to have been
killed at the Siege of Savannah; afterwards by Peter Gibert, Esq.;
and lastly, after the Siege of Ninety-six, when the company was
re-organized chiefly to operate against the Tories, by Capt. Joseph
Bouchillon, with Peter Roger as first, and John David as second
Lieutenant. It is a well authenticated fact that when the war was
brought into this immediate section, none staid at home who could
shoulder a musket--no not even boys of fifteen. As stated in a
foregoing note the colony had permission...
|Country of origin:
W C Moragne
||246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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