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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774 (search)
Senecas, to placate the English, brought in prisoners, and ratified a treaty of peace. On his march along the southern shores of Lake Erie, Bradstreet was met by dusky deputations from the Ohio country, who desire-d to have the chain of friendship brightened; and he made a treaty with the nations dwelling between Lake Erie and the Ohio. He was welcomed at Detroit with expressions of great respect and satisfaction; and from that post He sent a detachment to take possession of Mackinaw. On Sept. 7 the Ottawas and Chippewas met Bradstreet in council, and, cashiering their old chiefs, the young warriors made a covenant of friendship with the English, as brothers, and asked for peace in the name of their wives and children. Pontiac did not appear, but was included in the treaty of peace then made. By that treaty the Indian country became a part of the royal domain; its tribes were bound to render aid to the English troops; and, in return, were promised English protection. Bradstreet
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charleston, S. C. (search)
Gregg. Fort Sumter, 2 miles distant, was the chief object of attack—to make it powerless as an assistant of Fort Wagner. This was continued until the 24th, when Gillmore telegraphed to Washington, Fort Sumter is to-day a shapeless and harmless mass of ruins. The Swamp angel sent some 150-lb. shells that fell in Charleston—one penetrating St. Michael's Church —and greatly alarmed the people. On the fall of Sumter, the attack centred on Fort Wagner; and at two o'clock on the morning of Sept. 7 General Terry, with 3,000 troops, in three columns, was about to advance to assail that strong fortification, when it was found that the Confederates had evacuated it and Battery Gregg before midnight. During forty hours no less than 120,000 pounds of iron had been rained upon the fort. Dahlgren, believing the channel to be strewn with torpedoes, did not venture to pass the silent forts with his vessels and appear before Charleston. Indeed, Sumter was not dead, but slumbering. On the n<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
ng many buildings. —15. Commodore Craven, on the Niagara, seized the Confederate cruiser Georgia, near Lisbon.—18. The Confederate cruiser Tallahassee, after great depredations on the sea, gets into Halifax, N. S.; but, having secured some coal, was ordered out of the harbor and ran the blockade into Wilmington.—23. Nearly all the 5th Illinois Volunteers captured near Duval's Bluff by Shelby.—29. General Hunter superseded in command of the Department of western Virginia by General Crook.— Sept. 7. Confederates defeated at Reedyville, Tenn., by Colonel Jourdan, with about 250 Pennsylvania cavalry.—8. The Confederate General Price crossed the Arkansas River at Dardanelles, on his way to Missouri.—14. Governor Brown, by proclamation, withdrew the Georgia militia, 15,000 strong, from the Confederate army at Atlanta.—19. Confederate passengers seized the steamers Island Queen and Parsons on Lake Erie, with the intention of capturing the United States gunboat Michigan; but the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crown Point, (search)
stores, took the chief command, and advanced to Lake George. The Baron Dieskau had, meanwhile, ascended Lake Champlain with 2,000 men, whom he brought from Montreal. Landing at South Bay, at the southern extremity of Lake Champlain, Dieskau marched against Fort Lyman, but suddenly changed his route, and led his troops against Johnson, at the head of Lake George, where his camp was protected on two sides by an impassable swamp. Informed of this movement of the French and Indian allies (Sept. 7), Johnson sent forward (Sept. 8) 1,000 Massachusetts troops, under the command of Col. Ephraim Williams, and 200 Mohawk Indians, under King Hendrick, to intercept the enemy. The English fell into an ambuscade. Williams and Hendrick were both killed, and their followers fell back in Crown Point. great confusion to Johnson's camp, hotly pursued. The latter had heard of the disaster before the fugitives appeared, cast up breastworks of logs and limbs, and placed two cannon upon them, an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ludlow, William (search)
Ludlow, William Military officer; born on Long Island, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1843; William Ludlow. graduated at the United States Military Academy, and commissioned a first lieutenant of engineers in 1864; was promoted captain, March 7, 1867; major, June 30, 1882; lieutenant-colonel, Aug. 13, 1895; and brigadier-general, Jan. 21, 1900. In the war with Spain he was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, May 4, 1898, and promoted to major-general on Sept. 7 following. He was honorably discharged under his last volunteer commission, and appointed a brigadiergeneral of volunteers, both on April 13, 1899; and the last appointment was vacated on his promotion to brigadier-general in the regular army. At the outbreak of the war with Spain, in 1898, he was ordered to Cuba. He greatly distinguished himself in the battle of El Caney (q. v.), and he was in command of the 1st brigade of General Lawton's division in the attack on Santiago by the land forces. After his promotion to major-
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ontario, Lake, operations on (search)
t seemed imminent; but his antagonist being unwilling to fight, the day was spent as others had been. Towards midnight there was a contest, when the Growler and Julia, separating from the rest of the fleet, were captured. Returning to Sackett's Harbor, Chauncey prepared for another cruise with eight vessels. Making but a short cruise, on account of sickness prevailing in the fleet, he remained in the harbor until Aug. 28, when he went out in search of his antagonist. He first saw him on Sept. 7, and for a week tried to get him into action, but Sir James strictly obeyed his instructions to risk nothing. On the 11th Chauncey bore down upon Sir James off the mouth of the Genesee River, and they had a running fight for three hours. the Pike was somewhat injured, but the British vessels suffered most. The latter fled to Kingston, and Chauncey went into Sackett's Harbor. On the 18th he sailed for the Niagara for troops, and was chased by Yeo. After a few days Chauncey crossed over to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1893 (search)
appens in China must be of the keenest national concern to us. The general terms of the settlement of the questions growing out of the antiforeign uprisings in China of 1900, having been formulated in a joint note addressed to China by the representatives of the injured powers in December last, were promptly accepted by the Chinese government. After protracted conferences the plenipotentiaries of the several powers were able to sign a final protocol with the Chinese plenipotentiaries on Sept. 7 last, setting forth the measures taken by China in compliance with the demands of the joint note, and expressing their satisfaction therewith. It will be laid before the Congress, with a report of the plenipotentiary on behalf of the United States, William Woodville Rockhill, to whom high praise is due for the tact, good judgment, and energy he has displayed in performing an exceptionally difficult and delicate task. The agreement reached disposes in a manner satisfactory to the powers
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arizona, (search)
27, 1891 Eleven bills submitted to Governor Zulick for approval, March 21, 1889; unsigned, as sixty consecutive days had passed since the organization of the legislature. The territorial Supreme Court declared the session legal for sixty days of actual legislative work, and the bills became laws without the governor's approval......1891 Discovery of a lake forming in Salton Sink from the overflow of the Colorado River......June 29, 1891 Constitutional convention meets at Phoenix, Sept. 7, and adopts a complete constitution......Oct. 2, 1891 Ex-Gov. A. P. K. Safford dies at Tarpon Springs, Fla.......Dec. 16, 1891 Land reclaimed by irrigation, 343,000 acres up to......1892 [Capable of being reclaimed under the present water development, 1,730,000 acres. Supposed amount that can be reclaimed with the water available in the Territory, 24,000,000 acres.] Indians attack Nogales Aug. .12, are pursued by United States cavalry, three killed, thirty captured......Aug. 17,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
due the Mormons......Aug. 1, 1857 Under the Topeka constitution, Marcus J. Parrott chosen to Congress; vote on the constitution, 7,257 for, 34 against......Aug. 9, 1857 At a convention at Grasshopper Falls, the free-State men agree to take part in territorial election, Oct. 5......Aug. 26, 1857 At the October election the free-State party is successful......Oct. 5, 1857 Baker University established at Palmyra, now Baldwin City......October, 1857 Convention meets at Lecompton, Sept. 7, and forms a State constitution favoring slavery; adjourns......Nov. 3, 1857 Free-State convention at Lawrence repudiates the Lecompton constitution, and asks for a vote of the people to decide between it and the Topeka constitution......Dec. 2, 1857 President Buchanan, by message, urges admission of Kansas under Lecompton constitution......Dec. 7, 1857 Special session of territorial legislature passes act to submit Lecompton constitution to a full and fair vote of the whole people
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
on opens at Boston......Nov. 10, 1891 Governor's salary raised from $5,000 to $8,000......March 24, 1892 City of Quincy celebrates its centennial......July 4, 1892 Ex-Gov. Henry J. Gardner dies at Milton......July 22, 1892 Lizzie Borden arrested at Fall River charged with the murder (Aug. 4) of her father and stepmother......Aug. 11, 1892 Celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Gloucester opens......Aug. 23, 1892 J. G. Whittier dies at Hampton Falls, N. H., Sept. 7; buried at Amesbury......Sept. 10, 1892 Celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Woburn begins......Oct. 2, 1892 Gen. Benj. F. Butler, born 1818, dies at Washington, D. C., Jan. 11, buried at Lowell......Jan. 16, 1893 Phillips Brooks, Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts, dies at his home, Boston......Jan. 23, 1893 Great fire in Boston; loss, $5,000,000......March 10, 1893 Tremont Temple destroyed by fire......March 19, 1893 Lizzie Borden tried and a
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