Ausable River, Battle of Chateaugay, British, Chateaugay River, French, Lietenant Preserved-Fish MacAdam, Micah Ferris, Native Americans, Saint Regis River, Salmon River, Sergeant Zacharias Asher, War of 1812
The remainder of the platoon remained on equal footing with each other. It was not that they didn’t have varying ranks, but rank only matters in time of war; not in death.
However, there was Micah Ferris, a plow-smith by trade and a marksman by talent.
A marksman with both his rifle and his thoughts.
Micah was always the silent one. When in a group he would remain quiet until the discussion was finished. Then, after everyone had spoken his peace, Micah would offer one – – – just one – – – insight that would make the group wonder where such a deep thought had been hiding when the arguments had been raging. And they would all accept his opinion without saying anything to each other.