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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Modoc Indians, (search)
tronghold, but could not penetrate within 3 miles of them, after the loss of several men. General Gillem made an equally unsuccessful attempt to dislodge them. In the mean time the government had appointed a commission of inquiry, and clothed it with power to adjust all difficulties. It met the Modocs in conference on April 11, 1873, when the Indians killed Gen. Edward R. S. Canby (q. v.) and Dr. Thomas, two of the commissioners, and wounded Mr. Meacham, another commissioner. After this act of treachery, operations against the Modocs were pressed with vigor. A long and stubborn resistance ensued, but finally Captain Jack and his band were compelled to surrender. The chief and three of his prominent associates were tried by a military commission and executed at Fort Klamath, Oct. 3, 1873. The remainder were placed on the Quapaw reservation, in the Indian Territory. Jack's band numbered 148; those left at the Klamath agency, and who took no part in hostilities, numbered about 100.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
and Stanley Matthews......1870 Mrs. Wharton, for murder of Gen. W. S. Ketchum, U. S. A., at Washington, June 28, 1871; acquitted......Dec. 4, 1871–Jan. 24, 1872 George C. Barnard (judge of Supreme Court, New York) impeached, May 13, for corruption, and deposed......Aug. 18, 1872 Captain Jack and three other Modoc Indians tried, July 3, for the massacre of Gen. E. R. S. Canby, U. S. A., and Rev. Dr. Thomas (commissioner), April 11; convicted and hanged at Fort Klamath, Or.......Oct. 3, 1873 Edward S. Stokes, for the murder of James Fisk, Jr., in New York, Jan. 6. 1872; first jury disagree, June 19, 1872; second trial (guilty and sentenced to be hanged Feb. 28, 1873, Dec. 18, 1872–Jan. 6, 1873; third trial (guilty of manslaughter in third degree; sentence, four years in prison at Sing Sing)......Oct. 13-29, 1873 W. M. Tweed, for frauds upon the city and county of New York; sentenced to twelve years imprisonment......Nov. 19, 1873 A. Oakey Hall, ex-mayor of New York,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Alabama award ($15,500,000)......Sept. 5, 1873 Panic begins in the Stock Exchange, New York City......Sept. 19, 1873 New York Stock Exchange closed Sept. 20; reopens......Sept. 30, 1873 Execution of Captain Jack and other Modocs......Oct. 3, 1873 Evangelical Alliance of the World holds a session in New York......Oct. 3-11, 1873 Virginius, an American schooner, suspected of conveying men and arms from New York to the insurgents in Cuba, is captured by the Spanish gunboat Tornado, Oct. 3-11, 1873 Virginius, an American schooner, suspected of conveying men and arms from New York to the insurgents in Cuba, is captured by the Spanish gunboat Tornado, and conveyed to Cuba......Oct. 31, 1873 Above ninety insurgents and sailors tried; many insurgents and six British and thirty Americans shot......Nov. 4-7, 1873 William M. Tweed convicted......Nov. 19, 1873 Forty-third Congress, first session, opens......Dec. 1, 1873 Vote for speaker of the House: James G. Blaine, 189; Fernando Wood, 76; S. S. Cox, 2; Hiester Clymer, 1; Alexander H. Stephens, 1......Dec. 1, 1873 Prof. Louis J. R. Agassiz, scientist, born 1807, dies at Cambridge, M
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
os Angeles; fifteen Chinamen hanged and six shot by a mob......Oct. 24, 1871 Gen. E. R. S. Canby and Commissioner Thomas, while negotiating under a flag of truce for the removal of the Modoc Indians to a reservation, are massacred by Captain Jack and his warriors in the lava beds near Fort Klamath......April 11, 1873 University of California permanently located at Berkeley......July 16, 1873 Assassins are captured June 1, tried, and Captain Jack and two associates are hanged......Oct. 3, 1873 Central Pacific Railroad attempts to obtain from Congress a grant of Goat Island, the property of the United States, on San Francisco Bay, opposite Oakland; an independent party in opposition is formed, and Newton Booth, its candidate, elected for the long term to Congress, with Judge Johnson S. Hayes, anti-railroad Democrat, for the short term......Dec. 20, 1873 Law empowering juries to determine between death and imprisonment for life in convicting of a capital crime......1874
s physician: he is also under my charge; for his life is too precious to be exposed. I watch over him at Washington, and endeavor to see that he does not undergo unnecessary exertion. But who, some one exclaimed, shall guard the custodian? Although the custodian was on that occasion in the very best of spirits, and made an admirable address, his health was rapidly declining; and he therefore sent with much reluctance this request to cancel his lyceum engagements. Coolidge House, 3d Oct., 1873. Dear Mr. Redpath,--In announcing me as a lecturer for the present season, and making engagements for me, you acted precisely according to understanding. I felt at the time in condition to assume this heavy work, and am not conscious of any failure since. But much-valued friends have represented to me, that, at this early period of convalescence after protracted disability, it would be imprudent for me not to allow myself further rest, and especially that I ought not to undertake a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Drewry's Bluff. (search)
Drewry's Bluff. A letter from General Beauregard to General Wise Regarding the battle, and the difference between General Beauregard and General Bragg as to the war policy at that crisis. Now printed, as written, from the original, now owned by the grandson of General Wise, Mr. Barton Haxall Wise, of Richmond, Virginia: Alleghany Springs, October 3, 1873. My dear General. Mr. Marrin has referred to me your letter of the 19th ulto. I give you, with pleasure, some of the dates you refer to. I arrived at Petersburg from Weldon (where I had been ordered to from Charleston to await orders) on or about the 14th May, ‘64. Finding that General Pickett was very ill from fever, I ordered Genl. Whiting, then at Wilmington, to come at once to Petersburg to assume command, while I moved to Drury's Bluff, where General Hoke temporarily commanded. General W. arrived at about noon on the 13th, & after about one hour's conference with him & leaving with him some written general