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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
t. Louis and framed a new constitution, which was ratified by a popular vote in June following. During the war Missouri furnished to the National army 108,773 troops. In 1869 the legislature of Missouri ratified the Fifteenth Amendment to the national Constitution. Population in 1890, 2,679,184; in 1900, 3,106,665. See United States, Missouri, in vol. IX. Territorial Governor. William Clarkassumes dutiesJuly, 1813 State governors. Alexander McNairterm beginsSept. 19, 1820 Frederick Batesterm beginsNov., 1824 Abraham J. WilliamsactingAug. 1, 1825 Gen. John Millerterm beginsNov., 1825 Daniel Dunklinterm beginsNov., 1832 Lilburn W. Boggsterm beginsNov., 1836 Thomas Reynolds (Dem.)term beginsNov., 1840 M. M. MarmadukeactingFeb. 9, 1844 John C. Edwards (Dem.)term beginsNov., 1844 Austin A. King (Dem.)term beginsNov., 1848 Sterling Price (Dem.)term beginsDec., 1852 Trusten Polk (Dem.)term beginsDec., 1856 Hancock JacksonactingMarch, 1857 Robert M. Stewart (Dem.)te
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
of the 3d Cavalry defeated the insurgents near San Fernando de la Union; the Americans lose two killed and three wounded. General Otis reports all of Cavite province as occupied by General Wheaton. Jan. 17. Lieutenant McRae, with a company of the 3d Infantry, defeated an insurgent force under General Hizon and captured rifles and ammunition near Mabalacat. Feb. 5. Five thousand Filipino insurgents attacked American garrison at Duroga and were repulsed. Feb. 16. Expedition under Generals Bates and Bell leave Manila to crush rebellion in Camarines. March. Civil commission appointed by President McKinley (Win. H. Taft, Dean C. Worcester, Luke E. Wright, Henry C. Ide, Bernard Moses). They reached the Philippines in April. April 7. General Otis relieved. General MacArthur succeeds him. May 5. Gen. Pantelon Garcia, the chief Filipino insurgent in central Luzon, is captured. May 29. Insurgents capture San Miguel de Mayamo, five Americans killed, seven wounded, and Cap
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), San Juan Hill (search)
. About this time news was brought that the Spanish General Pando, with reinforcements of 8,000 men, was making rapid approach, and would probably soon enter Santiago from the northwest. Early on July 1 Lawton was in position, Chaffee's brigade on the right, Ludlow's on the left, and Miles's in the centre. The conflict opened at 6 A. M., and soon became general. The naturally strong position of the enemy was rendered doubly so by stone block-houses and forts. After two hours fighting Bates's brigade was ordered from the rear to the support of Lawton, and the battle continued. It was in these assaults that the 71st Regiment of New York Volunteers participated. The Spaniards fought with great obstinacy, but were slowly and surely driven from their intrenchments and forced to retire. After Lawton had become well engaged, Grimes's battery from the heights of El Pozo opened fire on the San Juan block-houses very effectively. The Spanish replied with field-pieces and smokeless p
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
that the legislature should pledge the faith of the State that the free negro clause should never be executed......March 2, 1821 Conditions of admission of Missouri into the Union being accepted, President Monroe approves the bill......Aug. 10, 1821 Thomas H. Benton enters the United States Senate and serves continuously until 1851......1821 St. Louis incorporated a city; population, 4,800......Dec. 9, 1822 Public reception of Lafayette in St. Louis......April 29, 1825 Gov. Frederick Bates dies......Aug. 1, 1825 Seat of government removed from St. Charles to Jefferson City, and legislature holds its first session there......Nov. 20, 1826 Joseph Smith, the Mormon leader, having found a location for Zion at Independence, Jackson county, in 1831, which he names The New Jerusalem, arrives from Kirtland, O., with many followers......1832 St. Louis University, founded 1829; incorporated......December, 1832 Mormons in Missouri publish a paper, the Evening Star, the