Friday, October 11, 2013

A Still More Glorious Affair

The Mexican War And Its Heroes...

 In the following year [after being exchanged as a POW] General Winfield Scott was engaged in a still more glorious affair at Fort Grey [Lewiston, New York, opposite Queenston, Canada].

In the passage of the river, before taking this place, he led the van and rushed up the steep Canadian bank amid a shower of balls and drove the British into the woods. At the fort he tore down the flag with his own hands and afterward pursued the enemy until evening.

More from The Mexican War And Its Heroes:

General Winfield Scott and The Early Years Of General Winfield Scott.

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