1760 Indians wih rifles Philidelphia

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1760 Indians wih rifles Philidelphia - Camp within two Miles of Keowee, June 4, 1760....
Camp within two Miles of Keowee, June 4, 1760. 7 On the ft Inftant we arrived at Twelve - Mile River, having marched ao Miles that Day. Our Waggons and Rear - guards did not erriire till Half paft Five in the Evening, ! being much fatigued 5 as , Vc maffned trom Ninety - bir, without a Day s Halt, at is and 19 U'slcs per Day. At Eight o'Clock that Evening (ift Inftant) the Detachment a (except 150 left with the Waggons, &c. on a Hill at Twelve - Mile Hiver) were ordered under Arms, received one Day's thread and a Gill of Rum per Man, and marched to an Indian Town about 1 6 Miles from the Camp. Colonel Montgomery marched at the Head of the Light Infantry Corps in the Front, the Grenadiers ;jiext, then Montgomery's, Royals in the Rear: An Hundred and odd Rangers (who are veryufeful, and behave well) compofed our advanced Guard, till we arrived within three Miles of the Indian Town, when they formed in the Rear. The Indians, I imagine, were alarm - . ed by two jGu1i3 which were fired by their Runners or Spies about Half a Mile from their Town ; notwithftanding, the Light Infantry of the Royal, which was in Front, got over a Tree which was laid r t. 11 1 t 1 rj nr i u u .ru4 a. v - rccjt. w yu& uii, ana over a. xvupc uca uj x rccs uy uic .ic - "my to retard us; pn up a very fteep Hill, divided themfelves into fix Platoons, and attacked the Enemy in fix different Parts of the Town; . the Light Infantry of Colonel Montgomery's got over the Creek as 'foon as poffible, and into the Town, Part of which was on Fire before I could get up with the Corps of Grenadiers, i By moft Accounts there were about 50 killed, and ao taken ; !one Man, the reft Squaws and Papoufes, One Man of the Light Infantry j Royal was killed ; Undone Granadier Royal (hot through the Body of which Wound he this Day died. Lieutenants Hamilton and Marihall of the Royal Xight Infantry are wounded, the former in the Elbow with Buckshot, the latter in the Belly with ' a Bayonet, by one of our Men, 'who took him for an Indian. The Attack was made at Three in the Morning, Moon - light. We marched from thence to Eftatoe, cliftant about 10 Miles, up and down fteep Hills, and got there aVout Half after Six. The Grenadiers and Xight Infaritry were ordered to 'attack the TowfK The Indians were alarmed, and efcaped over the Hills. We got many Bear and BufFeloe Skins ; and the Soldiers got - Horfes, Saddles, Guns, rifle and Indian Guns, and many other Things which .the Enemy had taken from the poor Inhabitants. We 'rcleafed a white Womin and Girl at that Town : 1 burned five Indian Towns, and returned to the Fortrefs at Keowee at Four in the Afternoon of the Second, and lay under Bowers with our Arms that Night. ;Next Day we marched to this Camp, where we mall remain for fome Time. An xprcs is fent to Fort Loudoun. It is thought a Peace 'may be thadeon out own Terms as the Indians never were more 'furprized and routed" thaft now," - ; j

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  1. The Pennsylvania Gazette,
  2. 03 Jul 1760, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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