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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clark, or Clarke, George Rogers -1818 (search)
e Falls of the Ohio, the germ of Louisville. The Virginia Assembly erected the conquered country, embracing all the territory north of the Ohio claimed as within their limits, into the country of Illinois, and ordered 500 men to be raised for its defence. Commissioned a colonel, Clark successfully labored for the pacification of the Indian tribes. Learning that Governor Hamilton, of Detroit, had captured Vincennes, Clark led an expedition against him (February, 1779), and recaptured it (Feb. 20). He also intercepted a convoy of goods worth $10,000, and afterwards built Fort Jefferson, on the west side of the Mississippi. The Indians from north of the Ohio, with some British, raided in Kentucky in June, 1780, when Clark led a force against the Shawnees on the Grand Miami, and defeated them with heavy loss at Pickaway. He served in Virginia during its invasion by Arnold and Cornwallis; and in 1782 he led 1,000 mounted riflemen from the mouth of the Licking, and invaded the Scioto
nish governments sent condolences to the United States, all assigning the great catastrophe to an accident. A naval court of inquiry was at once appointed, which held its first session in Havana, and subsequent ones there and in Key West. For the expenses of this inquiry Congress voted $200,000, and professional wreckers were put to work on the ship's hull. After a few days rumors gained currency that the disaster had been deliberately planned, instead of having been an accident. On Feb. 20, the Spanish cruiser Vizcaya steamed into New York Harbor to return the visit of the Maine to Havana, her commander being in ignorance of the disaster. As soon as the captain learned of the fate of the Maine he lowered his flags to half-mast, and expressed his sympathy. During her brief stay in New York the Vizcaya was under close protection by both the city and federal authorities, a step never taken before towards a warvessel of a friendly country. The usual official visits were made,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Olustee Station, battle of. (search)
our, who left Hilton Head (Feb. 5, 1864) in transports with 6,000 troops, and arrived at Jacksonville, Fla., on the 7th. Driving the Confederates from there, the Nationals pursued them into the interior. General Finnegan was in command of a considerable Confederate force in Florida, and stoutly opposed this movement. At Olustee Station, on a railway that crossed the peninsula in the heart of a cypress swamp, the Nationals encountered Finnegan, strongly posted. A sharp battle occurred (Feb. 20), when Seymour was repulsed and retreated to Jacksonville. The estimated loss to the Nationals in this expedition was about 2,000 men; the Confederate loss, 1,000 men and several guns. Seymour carried with him about 1,000 of the wounded, and left 250 on the field, besides many dead and dying. The expedition returned to Hilton Head. The Nationals destroyed stores valued at $1,000,000. At about the same time Admiral Bailey destroyed the Confederate salt-works on the coast of Florida, valu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
ster to the United States to succeed Señor De Lome. Feb. 15. The battle-ship Maine was blown up in the harbor of Havana by a floating mine; 260 American lives were destroyed. Feb. 16. Spain officially expressed regret for the Maine incident. Feb. 17. A naval court of inquiry into the cause of the destruction of the Maine was appointed by the United States government. Feb. 18-25. The Spanish cruiser Vizcaya visited New York Harbor. On the last date she sailed for Havana. Feb. 20. The court of inquiry began its session in Havana. Feb. 22. The cruiser Montgomery proceeded to Havana. March 5. Spain asked for the recall of Consul-General Lee, which was promptly refused by the United States government. March 7. A bill appropriating $50,000,000 for the national defence was introduced in the House of Representatives. It passed the House March 8 and the Senate March 9, and was signed by the, President. March 11. The War Department began the mobilization o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Suffrage, woman. (search)
which it was referred to the committee on judiciary, and there lost sight of. The New York Senate declined to act upon a bill giving tax-paying women in towns and villages the right to vote upon questions affecting property. The committee on election laws in the Massachusetts legislature reported 10 to 1 against a petition for Presidential and municipal suffrage for women. And for tax-paying women the vote was unanimous against the suffrage. After debate in the House for the latter, on Feb. 20, the vote stood 142 nays against 40 yeas. In Australia, Oct. 10, 1900, the legislative council of Victoria rejected the bill passed by the legislative Assembly providing for a referendum on the question of full woman suffrage. In 1899 woman suffrage bills were defeated in the legislatures of Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Vermont, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arizona, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, and California. Woman suffrage amendments to the constitution were defeated by the people i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ndiana; Samuel Shellabarger, Ohio; Henry W. Slocum, New York; Thos. Swann, Maryland; and Geo. F. Hoar, Massachusetts......Jan. 7, 1873 [This committee reported Feb. 20.] William M. Tweed placed on trial......Jan. 8, 1873 Act to abolish the grades of admiral and vice-admiral in the United States navy; no future appointmentsbunal at Paris......Feb. 23, 1893 Proclamations of President setting apart the Sierra Forest reserve, California, Feb. 14; Pacific coast reserve, Washington, Feb. 20; Grand Cañon forest reserve, Arizona, Feb. 20; Trabuco Cañon forest reserve and another timber reserve in California......Feb. 25, 1893 Diplomatic appropriatioFeb. 20; Trabuco Cañon forest reserve and another timber reserve in California......Feb. 25, 1893 Diplomatic appropriation act, authorizing the President at his discretion to confer on the envoys to any government the same rank as its representative in the United States, approved......March 1, 1893 Act requiring inter-State railroads after Jan. 1, 1898, to use only cars with automatic couplers and engines with airbrakes approved......March2, 1893