It Happened on the Mississippi River (It Happened In Series)
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Not just the purview of Mark Twain and his characters, the Mighty Mississippi offers a fascinating look at America. Thirty stories from the history of the Mississippi River will captivate you as you travel from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico.
so started me that I jumped right out of water like a sturgeon. I knew it was a bear, and on turning to see how near he was, I saw a wolf but a short distance making towards me. How to get rid of these critturs was the next thing. I div down in a slantindicular direction so as to come up beyond them. When under water an amphibious river calf saw me, and chased me to the surface. Upon breaking water they all began to chase me; luckily there was a planter a few rods distance. I made towards it, and
followers. Smith claimed that as a youth he had been visited by a “pillar of light above the brightness of the sun at noon day,” and that “the Lord opened the heavens upon me, and I saw the Lord and he spake unto me saying, ‘Joseph my son, thy sins are forgiven thee. Go thy way, walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments.’” Sometime later, according to Smith, an angel visited him and revealed the location of some golden plates, which he was instructed to eventually interpret and publish. The
Lincoln was delighted to see the thirty-nine-year-old Grant showing such aggressiveness and valor in attacking a superior Confederate army. So far, Lincoln’s generals had shown little stomach for battle and had provided him with only flimsy excuses for their failures. It was, indeed, a joy to receive news that a former hardware merchant from his home state of Illinois had the courage to resist the enemy, whereas his professionally trained military corps did not. Although the battle at Belmont
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the swollen Wabash, Little Wabash, and Fox Rivers. When the Americans finally arrived at the outskirts of Vincennes on February 23, they were exhausted, wet, hungry, and ready for a fight. Although Hamilton had improved Fort Sackville and added blockhouses at the corners, thereby making the structure practically impregnable for foot-soldiers, the lieutenant-governor labored under the false impression that Clark’s command consisted of hundreds of men. Since his own garrison was primarily defended