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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 520 520 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 182 182 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 112 112 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 64 64 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 8 38 38 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 36 36 Browse Search
John Beatty, The Citizen-Soldier; or, Memoirs of a Volunteer 31 31 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 28 28 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 27 27 Browse Search
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eanest offices, was constituted the temporary governor of the province. The appointment was, in its form, open to censure Courtland, the mayor of the city, Bayard, and others of the council, after fruitless opposition, retired to Albany, where the magistrates, in convention, proclaimed their allegiance to William and Mary, and their resolution to disregard the authority of Leisler. When Milborne, the son-in-law of Leisler, first came to demand the fort, he was successfully resisted. In December, letters were received addressed to Nicholson, or, in his absence, to such as, for the time being, take care for preserving the peace and administering the law in New York. A commission to Nicholson accompanied them. The commission proved the royal favor to be with the tory party, the friends of the late government; but, as Nicholson was absent, Leisler esteemed his own authority to have received the royal sanction. A warrant was soon issued for the apprehension of 1690 Jan. 17. Bayar
Franciscans, Chap. XX.} with Tonti and about thirty followers, ascended the St. Joseph's, and, by a short portage over bogs and 1679 swamps made dangerous by a snow-storm, entered the Kankakee. Descending its narrow stream, before the end of December, the little company had reached the site of an Indian village on the Illinois, probably not far from Ottawa, in La Salle county. The tribe was absent, passing the winter in the chase. On the banks of Lake Peoria, Indians appeared;— 1680 Janed under her banners, and made still more surely a part of her territory, because the colony found there its grave Excursions into the vicinity of the Fort St. Louis had Chap. XX.} discovered nothing but the luxuriant productiveness of 1685. Dec. the country. La Salle proposed to seek the Mississippi in canoes; and, after an absence of about four months, and the loss of twelve or thirteen men, he re- 1686 turned in rags, having failed to find the fatal river, Mar. and yet renewing hope
diers,—embarked for the Mississippi, which, as yet, had never been entered from the sea. 1698. Happier than La Salle, the leader of the enterprise won confidence and affection every where: the governor of St. Domingo gave him a welcome, and bore Dec. a willing testimony to his genius and his good judgment. A larger ship of war from that station joined the expedition, which, in January, 1699, caught a 1699 Jan. 27. glimpse of the continent, and anchored before the Island St. Rose. On the oppendent on the Indians for baskets of corn, and were saved from famine by the chase and the net and line. The Choctas and the Mobile Indians desired an alliance against the Chickasas, and the French were too weak to act, except as mediators. In December, D'Iberville, arriving with reinforcements, found but one hundred and fifty alive. Early in 1702, the chief fortress of the French was 1702 transferred from Biloxi to the western bank of the Mobile River, the first settlement of Europeans in
its most malignant form; and the Sept. country south of Pamlico Sound seemed destined to become once more a wilderness. But Spotswood succeeded in dividing the Tuscaroras. Large reenforcements of Indians from South Carolina arrived, with a Nov Dec. few white men, under James Moore; the enemy were pursued to their fort (within the limits of the present 1713 Mar. Greene county) on the Neuse; and, on its surrender, eight hundred became captives. The legislature of North Carolina, assembling ig, they elected the brave James Moore, a favorite with the people, whom all the country had allowed to be the fittest person for undertaking its defence. The mili- Hawks' Mss. i. 414. tia of Charleston was to be reviewed on the twentyfirst of December; and that day was selected for pro Chap. XXIII.} claiming the new chief magistrate. To Parris, the 1719 commanding officer, Johnson issued particular orders 1719 to delay the muster, nor suffer a drum to be beat in the town. But the people o
ps became the plunder of privateers. England had made no acquisitions, and had inflicted on the Spanish West Indies far less evil than she herself had suffered. The disasters in the West Indies prevented the con- Chap. XXIV.} quest of Florida. Having, in September, 1739, received instructions from England of the approaching 1739 Sept. war with Spain, Oglethorpe hastened, before the close of the year, to extend the boundaries of Georgia once more to the St. John's, and immediately, in December, urged upon the province of South Carolina the reduc- Oglethorpe, in Harris, II 339 tion of the Spaniards at St. Augustine. As soon as the sea is free, he adds, they will send a large body of troops from Cuba. His own intrepidity would brook no delay, and, in the first week of 1740, he entered Florida. Dear Mr. Oglethorpe, wrote the Moravian ministers, is now exposed to much danger; 1740. Feb. 14. for the Spaniards wish nothing more than to destroy his health and life. He does not spar