The Mohicans of Stockbridge

By Patrick Frazier | Go to book overview

17
FIGHTING AND DYING FOR THE UNAPPRECIATIVE

In 1777 the Stockbridges reenlisted for varying periods of duty as the northern colonies girded themselves for the enemy advance from the north. By mid-May at least fourteen Stockbridges had enrolled with Capt. Ephraim Cleaveland's company in Col. Michael Jackson's Eight Massachusetts Regiment, now part of the Continental Army. Jehoiakim Mtohksin and two others served in a revived militia unit under David Pixley in Col. John Brown's regiment of the northern army from June 30 to July 26. Mtohksin was listed as a private in this outfit, but soon afterward acquired the title of captain, officially or unofficially. Abraham Nimham and several fellow tribesmen were identified with the regiments of Gen. John Nixon and Gen. John Fellows for about the same period.1

The Stockbridges joined in time to witness a large British army of regulars, Canadians, Hessians, and Indians under the command of John Burgoyne bearing down on Ticonderoga. Outmatched in quantity and quality of soldiers, Arthur St. Clair and his men retreated from the fort on the night of July 5, and the British reoccupied Ticonderoga nearly as easily as the Americans had taken it two years earlier. With Albany his goal, Burgoyne marched a little too leisurely south on the east side of Lake George, slowed down by his own equipment and by skirmishes with retreating Americans, who obstructed roads with felled trees.

Several weeks earlier Burgoyne had held a conference with his four hundred assorted Iroquois and Algonquin allies. Obviously alluding to

-212-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Mohicans of Stockbridge
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 310

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.