History and tradition are unusually minute in their memorials of their affair; and the captain of a scouting party of frontier
men has acquired as actual a military renown as many a victorious leader of thousands.
Later, I learned that my surmise was correct, and this was but one of a great chain of similar posts that dotted the new frontier
of the black nation into whose hands I had fallen.
In 1809 the intimacy between "the world's two arbiters," as Napoleon and Alexander were called, was such that when Napoleon declared war on Austria a Russian corps crossed the frontier
to co-operate with our old enemy Bonaparte against our old ally the Emperor of Austria, and in court circles the possibility of marriage between Napoleon and one of Alexander's sisters was spoken of.
It had been handed in at a town near the Belgian frontier
about eight hours before:--
Late in the evening a skirmishing party of the French and a skirmishing party of the Germans had met, by accident, near the little village of Lagrange, close to the German frontier
That gentleman having acquired sufficient fortune, sold out his interest and retired; and the leading spirit that succeeded him was Captain William Sublette; a man worthy of note, as his name has become renowned in frontier
Campaigns are wasted in reducing two or three frontier
garrisons, to gain admittance into an enemy's country.
The arrangements that may be necessary for those angles and fractions of our territory which lie on our northwestern frontier
, must be left to those whom further discoveries and experience will render more equal to the task.
A wide frontier
had been laid naked by this unexpected disaster, and more substantial evils were preceded by a thousand fanciful and imaginary dangers.
for I have heard How, when the Ch`is and Weis embattled rose Along the frontier
, when the Chings and Hans Gathered their multitudes, a myriad leagues Of utter weariness they trod.
And when the Hungarian flood swept eastward, the Szekelys were claimed as kindred by the victorious Magyars, and to us for centuries was trusted the guarding of the frontier
The individual in question was a half-breed, named Pierre Dorion; and, as he figures hereafter in this narrative, and is, withal, a striking specimen of the hybrid race on the frontier
, we shall give a few particulars concerning him.