General James Clinton, the brother of George Clinton, then governor of New York, and the father of De Witt Clinton, who died governor of the same State in 1827, commanded the brigade
employed on this duty.
AFTER the departure of the different detachments, or brigades
, as they are called by the fur traders, the Beaver prepared for her voyage along the coast, and her visit to the Russian establishment, at New Archangel, where she was to carry supplies.
So saying he visibly smugged and went off to telegraph for a brigade
of cutthroats to protect Christian interests.
The next morning, when in the presence of the whole brigade
Private Greene was shot to death by a squad of his comrades, Lieutenant Dudley turned his back upon the sorry performance and muttered a prayer for mercy, in which himself was included.
"General," said the commander of the delinquent brigade
, "I am
There was no lack of people close at hand, however; within a mile of where the man sat was the now silent camp of a whole Federal brigade
And as we hurried up town, Joe Goose explained: "It's the Hancock Fire Brigade
They are the "fighting brigade
," the "die-hards," larking about at leap-frog to keep themselves warm, and playing tricks on one another.
He rode by his General's side, and smoked his cigar in silence as they hastened after the troops of the General's brigade
, which preceded them; and it was not until they were some miles on their way that he left off twirling his moustache and broke silence.
There was about an average of two dogs to one man; and these sat in expectant attitudes till a spent bone was flung to them, and then they went for it by brigades
and divisions, with a rush, and there ensued a fight which filled the prospect with a tumultu- ous chaos of plunging heads and bodies and flashing tails, and the storm of howlings and barkings deafened all speech for the time; but that was no matter, for the dog-fight was always a bigger interest anyway; the men rose, sometimes, to observe it the better and bet on it, and the ladies and the musicians stretched them- selves out over their balusters with the same object; and all broke into delighted ejaculations from time to time.
grinned in unison, and regiments laughed.
They removed their emporium from Astoria to Fort Vancouver, a strong post on the left bank of the Columbia River, about sixty miles from its mouth; whence they furnished their interior posts, and sent forth their brigades