Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Battle of Cote Sans Dessein


" Cote Sans Dessein, Baptiste Louis Roi heroically resisted the attack of a large body of Indians on his cabin. Intrenched [sic] in his primitive 'castle,' he fired on..[them] with unerring aim as often as they approached, the women of his household keeping his rifles loaded and at his hand. He killed fourteen Indians before they withdrew, and it is not improbable that this was the bloodiest engagement of the war in this region. News of General Jackson's victory at New Orleans was received February 18, 1815, and the firing of a national salute and a general illumination of houses attested the joy of the people over the result of that memorable battle." [Source]*

Rangers from St. Louis came to their relief:

*"News of the conclusion of the treaty of peace with Great Britain was announced in St. Louis March 11, 1815."

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