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Washington and His Generals - Vol. 1

By Joel Tyler Headley | Go to book overview

BRIGADIER-GENERAL SETH POMROY

SETH POMROY was from Northampton, Massachusetts. He entered the military service at an early age, and acted a conspicuous part in the bloody battle of Lake George, in 1755. After the defeat of the French army on that occasion, the Baron Dieskau, its general, wounded in the leg, was found leaning on the stump of a tree, entirely alone, on the field where but a few hours before he had commanded an army flushed with success. While feeling in a pocket for his watch, to present to the soldier who had surprised him, the latter, supposing him to be searching for a pistol, discharged his musket at him, inflicting a wound which finally proved mortal, though he lived to reach England. This soldier is believed to have been Seth Pomroy.

The morning of the 17th of June, 1775, found Pomroy a volunteer in the camp of General Ward, at Cambridge. He held no commission in the line, but, hearing the artillery, could not resist the summons to the field. He requested General Ward to lend him a horse, and taking a musket, set off at full speed for Charlestown. Reaching the Neck, and finding it enfiladed by a heavy fire of round, bar, and chain-shot, from the Glasgow ship of war, he began to be alarmed, not, as might be supposed, for his own safety, but for that of General Ward's horse. Too honest to expose the borrowed steed to "the pelting of this pitiless storm," and too bold to dream for a moment of shrinking from it himself, the conqueror of Dieskau dismounted, delivered the horse to a sentry, shouldered his gun, and marched on foot across the Neck. On reaching the hill, he took a station at the rail-fence, in the

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