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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address before the Mecklenburg (N. C.) Historical Society. (search)
of whom was wounded. The only general officer there slain, was from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and he was commanding Southern troops. The retreat at White Plains would have been a terrible disaster, but for the charge of Southern troops that drove back, for a time, the British, flushed with victory. At Germantown, a Southern brigade gained deathless honor, and the life-blood of a North Carolina general was poured out. After the massacre by the Indians in the valley of Wyoming, 1776, George Rogers Clark, of Virginia, with a brigade of his countrymen, penetrated to the upper Mississippi, chastised tile savage butchers, captured the British Governor of Detroit and seized £ 10,000 sterling, a most seasonable addition to our scanty currency. The Virginia troops bore the brunt of the battle of Brandywine, and stood, while others ran. At Monmouth and on the plains of Saratoga, Southern blood mingled with Northern in the battles of freedom. Morgan's Virginia riflemen greatly distinguished
St. Louis, then a village of less than five hundred people; and, encouraged by the treachery of the commandant of the Spanish garrison, would have destroyed it, but for the gallant defense of the French inhabitants and its timely relief by George Rogers Clark with an American force. After this, the Sacs and Foxes were engaged in wars with the Osages and other tribes, but especially with the Sioux, against whom they waged a deadly feud. Nevertheless they were prosperous, and a leading tribe in numbers; while in warlike spirit, sagacity, polity, and general intelligence, they were excelled by none of the tribes of the Northwest. In 1805 Lieutenant Pike represented their numbers at 4,600, of whom 1,100 were warriors; but Lewis and Clark compute that they were 3,200 strong, of whom 800 were warriors, which was probably nearer the truth. In 1825, the Secretary of War, adopting the estimate of Governor William Clark, reckoned their entire strength at 6,600, with a force of 1,200 or
tion to which many people from the North sent their daughters. In 1837 I visited Springfield, Illinois, remaining three months. I returned to Kentucky, remaining till 1839, when I again set out for Illinois, which State finally became my home. The paternal grandfather of Mary Todd, General Levi Todd. was born in 1756, was educated in Virginia, and studied law in the office of General Lewis of the State. He emigrated to Kentucky, was a lieutenant in the campaigns conducted by General George Rogers Clark against the Indians, and commanded a battalion in the battle of Blue Licks, August 1782, where his brother, John Todd, was killed. He succeeded Daniel Boone in command of the militia, ranking as major-general, and was one of the first settlers in Lexington, Ky. February 25, 1779, he married Miss Jane Briggs. The seventh child of this union, born February 25, 1791, was Robert S. Todd, the father of Mrs. Lincoln. On her maternal side Mrs. Lincoln was highly connected. Her great
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clark, or Clarke, George Rogers -1818 (search)
Clark, or Clarke, George Rogers -1818 Military officer; born near Monticello, Albemarle co., Vd with some aid from it in money and supplies, Clark enlisted 200 men for three months, with whom hd on an island in the Ohio (June, 1778). There Clark was joined by some Kentuckians, and, descend him to stimulate the Indians to hostilities. Clark established friendly relations with the Spanish, took an oath of allegiance to Virginia, and Clark built a fort at the Falls of the Ohio, the gerised for its defence. Commissioned a colonel, Clark successfully labored for the pacification of t Hamilton, of Detroit, had captured Vincennes, Clark led an expedition against him (February, 1779ritish, raided in Kentucky in June, 1780, when Clark led a force against the Shawnees on the Grand r-party ever afterwards appeared in Kentucky. Clark made an unsuccessful expedition against the Inre shall be no mercy shown you. (Signed) G. R. Clark. The British commandant immediately retu[2 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
is country any adequate recognition for his great service. That man was George Rogers Clark; and it is worth your while to consider the work he accomplished. Born ict of Kentucky, which shall be called Illinois county. In other words, George Rogers Clark conquered the Territory of the Northwest in the name of Virginia, and thlaim to the Lakes and the Mississippi as the boundary, was the fact that George Rogers Clark had conquered the country, and Virginia was in undisputed possession of He says he was induced to make this visit by the veneration he entertained for Clark's military talents and services. He had, says Burnet, the appearance of history. There is preserved in the War Department at Washington a portrait of Clark, which gives unmistakable evidence of a character of rare grasp and power. No rving to that State 150,000 acres of land which Virginia had promised to George Rogers Clark, and to the officers and soldiers who with him captured the British post
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 1: travellers and observers, 1763-1846 (search)
owings from earlier by later travellers, irrespective of tongues, are endless. Confining ourselves as far as possible to British and American travellers, we may say that their motives were as various as their callings and station, and ran from the lust of a Daniel Boone for new solitudes, through the desire to promote the fur trade or immigration, and through semi-scientific or scientific curiosity, to the impulses of the literary artist or to the religious aims of the missionary. George Rogers Clark, Logan, and Boone were pioneers. Fearon, Darby, and Faux came to study conditions for emigrants. Bernard, Tyrone Power, and Fanny Kemble were actors. Wilson, Nuttall, and Audubon were professed ornithologists; the Bartrams and Michaux, botanists. Schoolcraft was an ethnologist, Chevalier a student of political economy, Fanny Wright a social reformer. Grund, Combe the phrenologist, and Miss Martineau had a special interest in humanitarian projects. Richard Weston was a bookselle
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index. (search)
65 Choice (Dr. Benjamin Church), 162 Choice (Pomfret), 162 Christian commonwealth, the, 41, 42 Christian morals, 104 Chronological history of New England, 20, 28 Church, Benjamin, 25, 162, 171 Churches quarrel Espoused, 52, 55 Churchill, 171, 173, 174, 182 Cicero, 103, 202, 276 Citizen of New Haven, Letters of A, 148 Citizen of the world, the, 238 Clap, Rector, 81 Clapp, W. W., Jr., 223 n., 226, 226 n., 229 n. Clara Howard, 292 Clari, 220 Clark, George Rogers, 189 Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 241 Clark, Captain, William, 203-205, 209, 210 Clark, Willis Gaylord, 241 Clarke, James Freeman, 333, 355 Clarke, Nathaniel, 154 Clarke, Samuel, 76 Clay, Henry, 300 Clemm, Mrs., 280 Cleveland, John, 153 Cliffton, William, 175, 178 Clifton, Josephine, 224 Climbing the natural Bridge, 312 Clinton, De Witt, 190 Clinton, General, George, 144 Clinton, Governor, George, 148, 149, 292 Cobbett, William, 210 Cockings, George, 217 C
general meeting in Harrodston, elected George Rogers Clark and another as their representatives toucky. As on his return he descended the Ohio, Clark brooded over the conquest of the land to the ne Mississippi. On the first of October, 1777, Clark took leave of the woodsmen of Kentucky, who save perished; but the courage and confidence of Clark and his troop never flagged. All this time Pittsburgh. Two hours after their departure, Clark and his companions got on dry land, and makingntinued for about fourteen hours, during which Clark purposely allowed La Motte and twenty men to efourth, Hamilton asked for a parley. At first Clark demanded his surrender at discretion. The garts way from Detroit. Sixty men, despatched by Clark in boats well mounted with swivels, surprised n the Cumberland Chap. VIII.} 1779. river. Clark could not pursue his career of victories, for arallel of 36° 30′; and in the spring of 1780, Clark, choosing a strong and commanding situation fi[11 more...]
of military executions of Carolinians taken in arms was vigorously maintained, and the chiefs of the Cherokees were at that very time on their way to Augusta to receive the presents which were to stimulate their activity. Aware of their coming, Clark, a fugitive from Georgia, forced his way back with one hundred riflemen; having joined to them a body of woodsmen, he defeated the British garrison under Colonel Brown at Augusta, and captured the costly presents designed for the Cherokees. The le nor accepted protection nor served in the patriot army; yet his captors would not harm a man who was their prisoner. The position of the British in the upper country became precarious. Sumpter passed the Broad river, formed a junction with Clark and Brennan, and threatened Ninety-Six. Tarleton was therefore suddenly recalled from the pursuit of Marion, and ordered to take the nearest path against Sumpter. One regiment was sent forward to join him on his march; another followed for his
he ditch, and covering him with dirt. That caused the lameness referred to. After being released as prisoner, he became one of Gen. La Fayette's aids, to the close of the war. He was then sent to Kentucky, and attached to the command of Gen. George Rogers Clark during his campaign with the Indians. He married a sister of Gen. George Rogers Clark, and settled about 10 miles from Louisville, and named the place "Soldier's Retreat." His wife died, leaving one son, Richard C. Anderson, Jr., who waGen. George Rogers Clark, and settled about 10 miles from Louisville, and named the place "Soldier's Retreat." His wife died, leaving one son, Richard C. Anderson, Jr., who was sent as Minister to Columbia, South America; being the first Minister sent by the United States Government to South America, where he and his wife both died. Col. Richard C. Anderson, after the death of his wife, married a daughter of Capt.-- Marshall, of Henry county, Kentucky, who was the mother of Maj . Robt. Anderson, of Fort Sumter, who is now in the 55th year of his age. The Major Anderson, of Buckingham, referred to, is the grandson of Samuel Anderson, who was the brother of Col. Richa
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