Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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History | S. Babcock & Co. | 1840
gallantly, and drove them, after a spirited conflict, to their
vessels. They fled from one foe only to encounter an-
other. The movements of Rhett and Fenwicke had been
so well concerted, that the ships of the former encountered
the enemy in the bay, where she struck without firing
a shot. Thus ended this expedition of Monsieur Le
Feboure, against Carolina, as much to his own discredit
as to the honor of the Carolinians. Of eight hundred
men who came against the colony, nearly three hundred
were killed and taken prisoners. Among the latter, were
their chief land officer, Monsieur Arbuset, and several
other officers.
Governor Johnson was a man of courage and spirit ;
the militia were men hardened to danger by frequent en-
counters with the Spaniards, the pirates, and the Indians.
They executed their commands with the promptitude and
valor of men who fought for, and in sight of, their homes,
their wives, and children ; and realized those results
which seldom fail to reward the warrior who hares his
sword under the same sacred auspices.