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Wyoming, Pa., massacre of, July 4, 1778. The Tory, Col. John Butler, and the fero
cious Brandt, with a force of 2,000 Tories and 900 Indians, fell upon the American
settlements on the Susquehanna, and massacred the inhabitants.

York-town, Va., siege of, October 6, 1781. The place was defended by a British army,
under Lord Cornwallis, and besieged about a month by the allied French and Ameri
cans, under General Washington and .Count de Rochambeau. On the 19th of October
Cornwallis surrendered. British force, 5,950; American, 9,000; French, 7,000.
Loss: British, 552 killed and wounded; American and French, 300 killed and
wounded.



BATTLES OF THE OLD WARS, 1754-1848. 231

INCIDENTS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE LIST OF BATTLES.

1779, July o. Governor Tryon, with 2,600 men, landed at New Haven, Conn.,
burned a number of buildings, and on the 7th destroyed Fairfield and Norwalk.

1780, September 23. Treason of Benedict Arnold, and capture of Maj. John Andre
at Tarrytown, N. Y.

1780* October 2. Maj. John Andre executed at Tappan, N. Y.

1781 , September 6. Fort Griswold, Conn., taken, and New London burned.

1781, October 16. Monks Corner. British army encamped near this place. Colonel
Malone attacked a detachment, taking 80 prisoners.

1782, November 30. Independence of United States acknowledged by Great
Britain.

1783, April 11. Termination of hostilities, but the last of the hostile forces did not
leave New York City until November 25.

FRANCE.

1708, July 9. War against France declared by United States, and terminated Sep
tember 30, 1800, by treaty of amity and commerce. There were a few naval engage
ments (but no fighting on land) , occasioned by the capture and arbitrary confiscation
of American vessels and their cargoes.

TRIPOLI, AFRICA.

1801, May 14. War against Tripoli, Africa, declared by United States. Peace,
June 4, 1805, terminated the yearly tribute and the piratical capture of merchant
vessels, condemning sailors to perpetual slavery.

THE NORTHWEST INDIAN WARS, OHIO.

1790-August, 1705. TheMiamis, Wyandots, Delawares, Pottawatomies, Shawanese,
( hlppewas, and Ottawas of the Northwestern Territory made war against the United
States, under the Miami chief Michikiniqua. Their object was to drive the whites
east of the Ohio.

Miami Village, Ohio, September 30, 1790. Fought between the Americans, under
General Harmer, and the Indians, under their various chiefs. The Americans were
defeated. Loss: American, 183 killed and 31 wounded; Indian, 120 killed and 300
wigwams burned.

Miami Village, Ohio, nearflte, November 4, 1701. Fought between about 1,500 Miami
Indians, and the United States Army, numbering 1,400 men, under General St. Clair.
The Indians were victorious. Loss: American, 631 killed and 263 wounded; Indian,
unknown.

Miami liapids, Ohio, August 20, 1794. Fought between 2,000 Indians and 900
Americans, under General Wayne. The Indians were totally routed. Loss: Indian,
unknown; American, 107 killed and \vounded.

Treaty of Greenville, August 3, 1705.

THE NORTHWEST INDIAN WAR. INDIANA.

September 2 1-Nor ember 18, 1811. The Indians of the Northwest having confeder
ated, under Tecumseh and his brother the Prophet, against the whites, General
Harrison inarched against them.

Tippecanoe, IncL, November 7, 1811. Fought between the Fourth United States
Regiment and a body of Kentucky and Indiana militia, under General Harrison,
and the Indians under the Prophet. The Americans were victorious. Loss: Indian,
170 killed and 100 wounded; American, 62 killed and 126 wounded.

WAR OF 1X12 WITH GREAT BRITAIN.

Declared June 18, 1812, peace ratified February 17, 1815. The reasons of this war,
as declared by President Madison, were the impressment of American seamen by
British cruisers, the aggressions upon commerce by the British system of blockade,
and the encouragement afforded by Great Britain to the hostile Indians.

Aux Canards River, Mich., July 15, 1812. Colonel Cass, with 280 Americans,
attacked and defeated a British guard and obtained possession of a bridge highly
important to the American Army.

Beaver Dams, Canada, June 24," 1813. Five hundred and seventy Americans, under
Colonel Boerstler, w r ere attacked and taken prisoners by a large force of British.

Bellair, or Moors Fields, Md., August 27, 1814. Sir Peter Parker, with 250 British
marines, attacked 200 American militia, under Colonel Reed, but was defeated.
Loss: British, 41 killed and wounded; American, few wounded.



232 BATTLES OF THE OLD WARS, 1754-1848.

Black Rock, N. Y., attack on, July 11, 1813. Two hundred and fifty British regulars
crossed the Niagara River and attacked and plundered Black Rock; but a force of
230 Americans and 30 Indians soon assembled and compelled them to retreat. The
loss on each side was trifling.

Black Rock and Buffalo, N. Y., December 30, 1813, Defended by Gen. A. Hall,
with 1,200 men, against the assault of 1,000 British and Indians. * Buffalo burned.
Loss: Americans, killed and wounded, 100; British, 75.

Bladensburg, Md., August 24, 1814- The Americans, under General Winder, were
defeated by the British, under General Ross. The latter advanced upon Washington,
where they burned the public buildings and many private dwellings.

Bridge-water. See Luridy s Lane, Canada.

Chatauqua River, Lower Canada, October 26, 1813. Between 4,000 Americans,
under General Hampton, and 2,000 British, under General Provost. Loss: Ameri
cans, killed and wounded, 34; British, 31.

Chippewa, N. Y., July 5, 1814. The American troops, under General Brown,
defeated the British, under General Riall, and compelled them to retire within their
works. Loss: British, 198 killed, 100 wounded, and 137 made prisoners; American.
60 killed, 257 wounded, and 20 missing.

Oraney Inland, Va., June 22, 1813. Two thousand five hundred British, under Sir.
Sidney Beckwith and Admiral Warren, were defeated by 480 Virginia militia and 150
sailors, under Colonel Beatty and other officers. British loss said to be 1,200 killed,
wounded, deserted, or drowned.

Fort Boyer, November 7, 1814. Successfully defended by Maj. William Lawrence,
IT. S. A., with 134 men, against the assault of 930 British men on land and water.
Loss: Americans, killed and wounded, 9; British, killed, wounded, and blown up, 232.

Fort Chicago, III., August 15, 1812. The garrison, of 54 regulars and 12 militia,
were attacked by the Indians, and every one of them slain, together with 13 women
and 12 children.

Fort Erie, Canada, surprise of, July 3, 1814- The British garrison, consisting of 170
men, under Captain Buck, were surprised by the Americans, under General Brown,
and all made prisoners.

Fort Erie, Canada, assault on, August 15, 1814. The fort was defended by the
Americans, under General Gaines, and unsuccessfully assaulted by the British, under
Colonels Drummond, Fischer, and Scott. Loss: British, 57 killed, 319 wounded, and
539 missing; American, 93 killed and wounded.

Fort Erie, Canada, sortie from, September 17, 1814. The Americans sallied from the
fort, totally defeated the British, and compelled them to raise the siege and retire.
Loss: British, 578 killed, wounded, and made prisoners; American, 82 killed, 216
wounded, and 215 missing.

Fort George, Canada, May 27, 1813. The fort was defended by the British, under
Colonel Vincent, and taken by the Americans, under General Boyd and Colonel
Miller. Loss: British, 300 killed, wounded, and taken; American, 39 killed and 111
wounded.

Fort Harrison, Jd., assault on, September 4, 1812. The fort was attacked by several
hundred Indians. Capt. Zachary Taylor, with only 15 effective men, bravely repelled
the assailants.

Fort Mackinac. Major Croghan attempts the recapture with 900 men, defended by
300 British. Loss: American, 74 killed and wounded; British, unknown.

Fort Me Henry, Md., bombardment of , September 13, 1814. The British fleet, under
Admiral Cochrane, bombarded the fort incessantly for twenty-five hours, but were
finally compelled to withdraw.

Fort Me igs, Ohio, May 5, 1813. Fought between the Americans, under General
Harrison, and the British and Indians, under General Proctor and Tecumseh. The
Americans were victorious, but not without tremendous loss in a sortie which they
made. Loss: British, 103 killed and wounded; American, 219 killed, 124 wounded,
and 495 made prisoners.

Fort Niagara, N. Y., taking of, December 19, 1813. The American garrison, con
sisting of 300 men, under Captain Leonard, were surprised and taken by 400 British,
under Colonel Murray. Only 20 Americans escaped.

Fort Stephenson, Ohio, assault on, August 1, 1813. The fort was defended by 160
Americans, under Major Croghan, and attacked by 400 British and 800 Indians,
under General Proctor. The assailants were repulsed. Loss: British and Indian,
150 killed, wounded, or taken; American, 1 killed and 7 wounded.

Frenchtown, Mich., January 18, 1813. Fought between 1,000 Americans, under
General Winchester, and 2,000 British and Indians, under General Proctor and the
chiefs Roundhead and Split-log. After a desperate battle of six hours the Americans
were overcome. Loss: American, 200 killed, 522 wounded and made prisoners;
British, 24 killed and 158 wounded; Indian loss unknown.



BATTLES OF THE OLD WAES, 1754-1848. 233

General Hull, surrender of, August 16, 1812. The American army of 2,000 men,
under General Hull, stationed at Detroit, were surrendered by that recreant officer
to 1,300 British and a body of Indians, under General Brock, without firing a gun.

La Colic, Mill, Canada, March 30, 1814- The Americans, under General Wilkinson,
attacked 2,000 British, under Major Hancock, but were repulsed. Loss: American,
]3 killed and 123 wounded; British, 13 killed and 45 wounded.

Longu ood, Mich., March 4, 1814- Fought between 160 Americans, under Captain
Holmes, and a considerable force of British and Indians. The latter were defeated.
Loss: British, 65 killed and wounded; Indians, unknown; American, 7 killed and
wounded.

Lundy s Lane, Canada, also known as Bridgewater and Niagara Falls, July 25, 1814-
Fought and won by the Americans, under Generals Scott, Brown, and Ripley, against
the British, under Generals Riall and Drummond. Loss: British, 878 killed and
wounded; American, 860 killed and wounded.

Lyoris Creek, Canada, October 20, 1814. Twelve hundred British and the Marquis
of Tweedale were compelled to retreat by 1,000 Americans under Colonel Bissell.

Maguaga, Mich., August 9, 1812. Colonel Miller, with 600 Americans, met and
defeated a united British and Indian force, under Tecumseh. Loss: British and
Indian, unknown; American, 18 killed and 64 wounded.

Mississinewa, Ind., December 18, 1812. The American camp, containing 600 men,
under the command of Colonel Campbell, was attacked by over 300 Indians, who
were repulsed. Loss: American, 8 killed and 30 wounded; Indian, 40 killed.

Moor s Fields, Md. See Bel lair.

New Orleans, La., January 8, 1815. Fought between 6,000 Americans, under Gen
eral Jackson, and 14,000 British, under General Pakenham. The Americans were
signally victorious. Loss: British, 2,600 killed, wounded, and missing; American,
7 killed and 6 wounded.

Niagara I 1 alls. See Lundy s Lane, Canada.

North Point, Md., September 12, 1814. Fought between 5, 000 British, under General
Ross, and 2,300 Americans, under General Stryker. The Americans were compelled
to retreat behind their intrenchments. General Ross was killed. Loss: American,
173 killed and wounded; British, 290 killed, wounded, and missing.

Ogdcnsburg, N. Y., February 22, 1813. Ogdensburg was attacked by the British
and Indians, under Frazer and McDonnell, and the Americans, under Captain
Forsythe, were compelled to evacuate it. Loss: American, 27 killed; British, 64
killed and wounded.

Osuego, X. Y., Mai/ 6, 1814. The place was attacked by 1,600 British, under
General Drummond, and defended by 300 Americans, under Colonel Mitchell. The
latter were compelled to retreat. Loss: American, 70 killed and wounded; British,
94 killed and wounded.

Pensacola, Fla., November 7, 1814. Captured by 3,000 men, under Gen. Andrew
Jackson; defended by Spanish troops, assisted by the British fleet. Loss: American,
11 killed and wounded; enemy, 10.

Plattsburg, near, N. Y., September 6, 1814- Fought between the Americans, under
Major Wool, and the British, under General Brisbane. From the superior force of
the enemy, the Americans had to retreat. Loss: American, 45 killed and wounded;
British, 200 killed and wounded.

Plaltsburg, N. Y., September 11, 1814. The British, under General Prevost, were
defeated by the Americans, under General Macomb.

Queenstown, Canada, October 13, 1812. Fought between about 1,000 Americans,
under General \ 7 an Rensselaer, and the British and Indians, under General Brock,
who was killed in this battle. The Americans were defeated. Loss: American, 60
killed, 100 wounded, and 764 made prisoners; British, unknown.

River Raisin, Mich., January 22, 1813. Fought between 800 Americans, under
General Lewis, and a body of British and Indians. The Americans were defeated.
Loss: American, 12 killed and 55 wounded; British, unknown.

Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., May 29, 1813. Fought between the Americans, under
General Brown, and 1,000 British, under Sir J. L. Yeo and General Prevost. The
latter were repulsed. Loss: British, 260 killed, wounded, and taken; American, 156
killed arid wounded.

Stonington, Conn., bombardment of, August 9 and 11, 1814- A British fleet, under
Commodore Hardy, bombarded Stonington for three days; but the militia resisted
the attack with great spirit, and he was compelled to withdraw.

Stony Creek, Canada, June 6, 1813. The Americans, commanded by General Chand
ler, were attacked by the British under Colonel Vincent, in the night. The Ameri
cans were victorous, but their general was taken prisoner by the British. Loss:
British, 250 killed, wounded, and taken; American, 30 killed, 180 wounded and
taken.



234 BATTLES OF THE OLD WARS, 1754-1848.

Thames, Canada, October 5, 1813. The combined British and Indians, under Gen
eral Proctor, were defeated by the Americans, under General Harrison. The cele
brated chief, Tecumseh, was killed in this battle, by Colonel Johnson. Loss: British
and Indians, 119 killed, 70 wounded, and 600 taken; American, 55 killed, wounded,
and missing.

Washington, 1). C. Burning of public buildings, etc. See Bladensburg, Md.

White House, Va. , September 1-6. As the British fleet was passing down the Potomac
River, it was cannonaded by Commodore David Porter. Loss: American, killed
and wounded, 29; British, unknown.

Williamsburg , Upper Canada, November 11, 1813. Fought between 1,700 Americans,
under General Boyd, and 2,170 British, under Colonel Morrison. The Americans
were repulsed. Loss: American, 102 killed and 237 wounded; British, 22 killed, 147
wounded, and 12 missing.

York, Upper Canada, April 21, 1813. The Americans, numbering 1,700, under
General Pike, took York, the capital of Upper Canada. The British, consisting of
800 men, under General Sheaffe, blew up the works, by which General Pike was
mortally wounded and 100 Americans killed or wounded, together with 40 of the
enemy. Loss: British, 90 killed, 200 wounded, and 750 made prisoners; American,
52 killed and 264 wounded.

Castine, Me., August 31, 1814- Captured by 300 British, and occupied by them
until April 15, 1815. A portion of the British troops, if not all of them, belonged to
the same regiment that occupied Boston in 1770, at the time of the massacre of some
of the inhabitants in the streets March 5.

Chatham, Upper Canada, October 14, 1813. Col. R. M. Johnson, with a force in ad
vance of the army under General Harrison, defeated the British forces under General
Proctor, capturing 2,000 stand of arms, ammunition, and clothing.

THE CREEK INDIAN WAR, GEORGIA, ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI, AND TENNESSEE.

July 37, 1813-August 9, 1814. The Creek Indians had adopted many of the arts
of civilization, when the artful Tecumseh came among them and urged them to shake
off the restraints of civilized life.

Autossee, Creek Nation, November 29, 1813. General Floyd, with 950 Georgia militia
and 400 friendly Indians, encountered the Creeks upon their sacred ground and de
feated them. Loss: Creek, 200 killed and 400 houses burnt; American, 50 killed
and wounded.

Camp Defiance, Creek Nation, January 21 , 1814- Fought between the Creek In
dians and the Americans under General Floyd. The Indians were defeated with
great loss.

Eccanachaca, or Holy Ground, Creek Nation, December 23, 1813. Gen. F. L. Clai-
borne, with a body of Mississippi volunteers, gained a victory over the Creeks, under
their prophet, Weatherford.

Fort Mims, Creek Nation, massacre at, August 30, 1813. The fort was garrisoned by
Americans under Major Beasely, and attacked by the savage Creeks. Only 17 out of
the 300 men, women, and children in the fort escaped to tell the tale.

Hillabeetown, Creek, Nation, November 11, 1813. The Tennesseans, under General
Jackson, met and defeated the Creeks, killing 60 of them.

Horseshoe Bend, Creek Nation. See Tohopeka.

Talladega, Creek, Nation, November 7, 1813. General Jackson, with 2,000 Tennessee
volunteers, met and defeated the Creeks at Talladega. Loss: Creek, 290 killed,
wounded unknown; American, 15 killed and 85 wounded.

Tallushatches Town, Creek Nation, November 2, 1813. Fought between the Creeks
and 900 Americans, under General Coffee. The Creeks were defeated and their wig
wams destroyed. Loss: Creek, 200 killed, wounded unknown; American, 5 killed
and 41 wounded.

Tohopeka, or Horseshoe Bend, Creek Nation, March 27, 1814- Fought between 1,000
Creek warriors and the Americans and friendly Indians under General Jackson.
The latter were victorious. Loss: Creek, 550 killed, wounded unknown; American,
54 killed and 156 wounded.

THE BLACK HAWK INDIAN WAR, ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN.

April 26-September 30, 1832. The Winnebagoes, Sacs and Foxes, becoming dissat
isfied with the lands to which the United States Government had removed them,
recrossed the Mississippi, in April, 1832, under their chief, Black Hawk, and, entering
upon the lands which they had sold to the United States, broke up the white settle
ments, killing whole families and burning their dwellings. General Scott was
ordered to march against them; but before he could reach the scene of action, the



BATTLES OF THE OLD WAES, 1754-1848. 235

Indians were routed by the forces under General Atkinson, after several skirmishes.
The most important engagement was the

Battle of the Iowa, August 2, 1832. Fought between 1,300 Americans, under Gen
eral Atkinson, and the Indians, under Black Hawk. The latter were defeated. Loss:
Indian, 150 killed and 39 made prisoners: American, 25 killed and wounded, after
which treaties were made the 15th and 21st of September, 1832.

THE FLORIDA OR SEMINOLE INDIAN WAR, GEORGIA AND ALABAMA.

This was caused by the refusal of the Seminoles to remove from Florida to lands
provided for them west of the Mississippi.

Coleoshatchie, Fla., July 23, 1839. A party of 28 Americans, armed with Colt s rifles,
were attacked by the Indians, and 13 of them killed.

Everglades of Florida, December 3 to 24, 1840. Colonel Hariiey, with 90 men, in an
expedition against the Indian camp located therein. Loss: Americans, killed 4,
wounded 6, of whom 5 were hung.

Fort Andrews, Fla., November 27, 1839. Forty Indians were repulsed by 17 Amer
icans. Loss: American, 2 killed and 5 wounded.

Fort Brook, Fla., near, April 27, 1836. Fought between the United States volun
teers and the Indians. The latter were defeated. Loss: Indian, 200 killed, wounded
unknown; American, 2 killed and 24 wounded.

Fort Drane, Fla., August 21, 1836. Fought between 110 Americans, under Major
Pierce, and 300 Seminoles, under Osceola. The latter were defeated. Loss: Indian,
unknown; American, 1 killed and 16 wounded.

Fort King, Fla., near, April 28, 1840. Captain Eains, U. S. A., while out scouting
with 16 men, was assaulted by 98 Indians and negroes, from whom he escaped with
a loss of 7 men.

Hawk River, Fla., January 25, 1842. The Indians, under Halleck Tustenugge,
were defeated by 80 men of the Second United States Infantry, under Major Plympton.
Loss: American, 1 killed and 2 wounded.

Loche-Hachec, Fla., January 24, 1838. Fought between the United States troops
under General Jessup and the Indians. The former were victorious. Loss: Indians,
unknown; American, 7 killed and 32 wounded.

Lake Monroe, Fla., February 8, 1S37. Fought between a party of Seminoles and.
a detachment of Americans, under Colonel Fanning. The Indians were repulsed.
Loss: American, 1 killed and 15 wounded.

Micanopy, Fla., June 9, 1836. Fought and won by 75 Americans, under Major
Heileman, against over 200 Indians.

Newnansville, Fla., June 28, 1838. A strong force of Indians were repulsed by 112
Americans, under Major Beall. Loss: American, 1 killed and 5 wounded.

Okee-Chobee, Fla., December 25, 1837. Fought and won by 1,000 Americans, under
Colonel Taylor, against a large force of Seminoles. Loss: Indian, unknown; Ameri
can, 26 killed and 111 wounded.

Tampa Bay, Fla., December 28, 1835. A company of 177 United States troops,
under Major Dade, were attacked by a large party of the Indians, and all but three
slain.

Wacahootah, Fla., September S, 1840. Thirty Americans, under Lieutenant Han
son, were defeated by 100 Indians in ambuscade. Loss: American, 1 killed and 4
wounded.

Wahoo Swamp, Fla., November 17 to 21, 1836. General Armstrong and General
Call, with 1,850 men, defeated a large force of Indians. Loss: American, 55 killed
and wounded; Indians, etc., 95.

Wc-U-ka-pond, Fla., July 18, 1836. Fought and won by 62 American regulars,
under Captain Ashby, against a superior force of Indians. Loss: American, 2"killed
and 9 wounded.

WitldacoocMe, Fla., December 31, 1835. About 250 United States regulars and vol
unteers, under General Clinch, engaged 300 Seminoles, under Osceola, and repulse* 1
them. Loss: Seminoles, 40 killed, wounded unknown; American, 4 killed and 59
wounded.

Withlacoochie, Fla., near Hie, February 27, 1836. Fought between 1,100 Americans,
under General Gaines, and 1,500 Seminoles, under Osceola. The latter were repulsed.
Loss: Indian, supposed, 300 killed and wounded; American, 4 killed and 38 wounded.



1840, May 19. Lieutenant Sanderson, while out scouting with 17 men, was attacked
by 90 Indians, arid retired with a loss of 7 men.

1842, April 19. Pelaklikaha (Big Hammock), where the stronghold of Halleck
Tustenuggee was, captured by Colonel Worth, with 400 men.



236 BATTLES OF THE OLD WARS, 1754-1848.

BETWEEN TEXAS AND MEXICO PRIOR TO ANNEXATION OF TEXAS INTO THE UNION.

1835-1836. Causes: The violation of the compact under which Texas was settled,,
on the part of Mexico, and the overthrow of the federal constitution of 1824 by the
military and despotic usurpation of Santa Anna.

Alamo, Texas, siege of, December 5-9, 1835. The fort of the Alamo, at Bexar, was
garrisoned by 1,300 Mexicans, under General Cos, and attacked by 300 Texans, under
Colonels Millam and Johnson. The fort capitulated after a siege of four days.

Alamo, Texas, massacre of, March 6, 1836. Nearly 4,000 Mexicans, under General
Santa Anna, stormed the Alamo, Bexar, and massacred the whole garrison, consisting
of 140 Texans, under Colonels Travis, Fannin, Bowie, and Crockett, after a desperate
resistance, in which 1,500 Mexicans were slain.

Conception, Texas, October 28, 1835. Fought and won by 92 Texans, under Colonels
Fannin and Bowie, and General Austin, against a large force of Mexican infantry
and cavalry; Mexicans routed with a loss of 67 killed and wounded; Texan loss, 1
killed.

^ Goliad, Texas, assault on, October 9, 1835. This stronghold was assaulted and car
ried by 40 Texans, under Lieutenant Collingworth. Thirty prisoners, 300 stand of
arms, and $10,000 in specie fell into the hands of the victors.

Gonzales, Texas, October 1, 1835. Between 200 mounted Mexicans, under Ugarta-
chea, and 168 Texan colonists, under Colonel Moore. The Mexicans were routed
with small loss.

Mier, expedition against, December 25, 1842. Two hundred and sixty Texans, under
Colonel Fisher, engaged 2,340 Mexicans, under Ampudia; Texan loss, 10 killed, 23
wounded; Mexican loss, 700 killed and wounded; Texans obliged to capitulate.

Prairie, Texas, March 19, 1836. Two hundred and sixty-five Texans, under Colonel
Fannin, fought with 700 Mexican cavalry and 1,200 infantry, and were compelled to
capitulate; Mexican loss over 700 in killed and wounded; Texan loss, 7 killed, 60
wounded. On the 27th the treaty was ruthlessly violated. They were marched out



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