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Wiley Britton, Memoirs of the Rebellion on the Border 1863. 46 0 Browse Search
Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 24 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 22 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chickasaw Indians, (search)
Chickasaw Indians, A tribe of the Creek confederacy that formerly inhabited the country along the Mississippi from the borders of the Choctaw domain to the Ohio River, and eastward beyond the Tennessee to the lands of the Cherokees Battle of Chickasaw Bayou. and Shawnees. They were warlike, and were the early friends of the English and the inveterate foes of the French, who twice (1736 and 1740) invaded their country under Bienville and De Noailles. The Chickasaws said they came from west of the Mississippi, under the guardianship of a great dog, with a pole for a guide. At night they stuck the pole in the ground, and went the way it leaned every morning. Their dog was drowned in crossing the Mississippi, and after a while their pole, in the interior of Alabama, remained upright, and there they settled. De Soto passed a winter among them (1540-41), when they numbered 10,000 warriors. These were reduced to 450 when the French seated themselves in Louisiana. Wars with th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De Soto, Fernando, 1496- (search)
the perfidious white people. De Soto crossed the beautiful country of the Cherokees (see Cherokee Indians), and penetrated the fertile Coosa region, where the Spaniards practised the most cruel treachery towards the friendly natives. De Soto was rewarded in kind not long afterwards, and in a terrible battle with the Mobilians, on the site of Mobile, the expedition was nearly ruined. Turning northward with the remnant of his forces, he fought his way through the Chickasaw country (Chickasaw Indians), and reached the upper waters of The Yazoo River late in December, where he wintered, in great distress. Moving westward in the spring, he discovered the Mississippi River, in all its grandeur, in May, 1541. It was near the Lower Chica-Saw Bluff, in Tunica county, Miss. Crossing the mighty stream, De Soto went westward in his yet fruitless search for gold, and spent a year in the country towards the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Returning to the Mississippi in May, 1542
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Detroit, (search)
the demand. Active preparations were then made for defence. The British opened a cannonade and bombardment from their battery, which was kept up until near midnight. The firing was returned with spirit; but Hull would listen to no suggestion for the erection of a battery at Spring Wells to oppose the enemy if they should attempt to cross the river. Early on the morning of the 16th they crossed and landed unmolested; and as they moved towards the fort, in single column, Tecumseh and his Indians, 700 strong, who had crossed 2 miles below during the night, took position in the woods on their left as flankers, while the right was protested by the guns of the Queen Charlotte, in the river. They had approached to a point within 500 yards of the American line, when Hull sent a peremptory order for the soldiers to retreat within the already overcrowded fort. The infuriated soldiers reluctantly obeyed; and while the enemy were preparing to storm the fort, Hull, without consulting any of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dodge, Richard Irving, 1827-1895 (search)
Dodge, Richard Irving, 1827-1895 Military officer; born in Huntsville, N. C., May 19, 1827; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1848; served through the Civil War; was commissioned colonel of the 11th Infantry June 26, 1882; retired May 19, 1891. His publications include The Black Hills; The plain of the Great West; Our wild Indians, etc. He died in Sackett's Harbor, June 18, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861 (search)
on juries, and to adjudge your rights, then support Mr. Lincoln and the Black Republican party, who are in favor of the citizenship of the negro. For one, I am opposed to negro citizenship in any and every form. I believe this government was made on the white basis. I believe it was made by white men, for the benefit of white men and their posterity forever; and I am in favor of confining citizenship to white men, men of European birth and descent, instead of conferring it upon negroes, Indians, and other inferior races. Mr. Lincoln, following the example and lead of all the little abolition orators who go around and lecture in the basements of schools and churches, reads from the Declaration of Independence that all men were created equal, and then asks how can you deprive a negro of that equality which God and the Declaration of Independence award to him? He and they maintain that negro equality is guaranteed by the laws of God, and that it is asserted in the Declaration of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Washington laid......Aug. 24, 1818 Indians of Ohio cede their remaining lands (about 4,000,000 acres), mostly in the Maumee Valley......Sept. 27, 1818 Chickasaw Indians cede all land between the Mississippi River and the northern course of the Tennessee River......1818 Treaty with England made......Oct. 20, 1818 Second [Establishing the boundary-line between the United States and Russia at 54° 40′ N. lat.] Electoral votes counted......Feb. 9, 1825 Treaty with the Creek Indians, termed the Indian spring treaty ......Feb. 12, 1825 [This treaty was signed by their chief McIntosh, and provided for the cession of all the Creek territory i1825 Nineteenth Congress, first session, convenes......Dec. 5, 1825 Dispute between the State of Georgia and the United States upon the removal of the Creek Indians......1825-29 John Gaillard, United States Senator from South Carolina from 1804 to 1826, and from April 14, 1814, to March 9, 1825, president pro tem. of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama (search)
.....Jan. 22-24, 1814 Calebee River. Indian attack repulsed by General Floyd......Jan. 27, 1814 General Jackson, reinforced, attacks Indians fortified at Great Horse-shoe Bend (Tohopeka) of Tallapoosa River......March 27, 1814 [By this, the bloodiest battle of the war, the power of the Indians was destroyed.] Indians by treaty cede to the United States nearly half the present State of Alabama......Aug. 9, 1814 General Jackson captures Pensacola, Fla.......Nov. 7, 1814 Chickasaw Indians, by treaty, relinquish all claim to the country south of the Tennessee for $65,000......Sept. 14, 1816 Territory east of what is now Mississippi organized as the Territory of Alabama......March 3, 1817 William Wyatt Bibb appointed governor by Monroe......1817 Territorial legislature first meets at St. Stephens......Jan. 19, 1818 Congress authorizes Alabama to form a State constitution......March 2, 1819 Convention at Huntsville to frame a constitution conclude their lab
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alaska, (search)
P. Swineford arrives at Sitka as governor......Sept. 15, 1885 Gold first discovered at Silver Bay, near Sitka, in......1887 Expedition sent by the United States coast and geodetic survey, under J. E. McGrath, to determine the exact boundary between Alaska and the British possessions......June, 1889 The North American Commercial Company secures the Alaskan fur-seal rights for twenty years......Feb. 28, 1890 Population reported by the census agent, 31,000, consisting of 900 Aleuts, 5,000 Indians, 18,000 Eskimos, 2,300 Chinese, and 4,800 whites......Aug. 29, 1891 Great excitement created by the Klondike gold discoveries in the summer of......1897 Avalanche in the Chilkoot Pass, nearly 200 persons killed......April 3, 1898 Temporary boundary-line of Alaska agreed upon with England......Oct. 12, 1899 Civil government for the District of Alaska enacted......June 6, 1900 Relief for destitute miners at Cape Nome authorized by Congress......Aug. 31, 1900 Arizona
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
rop of corn in the county in 1176 ......Oct. 13, 1779 In retaliation for Colonel Clarke's successes in Illinois, Colonel Byrd, of the British army, is sent against Ruddle's and Martin's stations in Kentucky, captures them, and retreats with plunder and prisoners to Detroit......June 22, 1780 County of Kentucky divided into Jefferson, Fayette, and Lincoln counties......Nov. 1, 1780 Fort Jefferson, built on the Mississippi River, 5 miles below the mouth of the Ohio. Besieged by Chickasaw Indians, reinforced by General Clarke from Kaskaskia, and soon after abandoned as too remote to hold......1780 Captain Estill, in pursuit of Indians who had invested Estill's station, overtakes them near Mount Sterling, and in the fight loses his life......March 22, 1782 Battle of Blue Licks......Aug. 19, 1782 General Clarke, with 1,050 men, ends Indian invasions in Kentucky......November, 1782 A district court opened at Harrodsburg......1783 Col. James Wilkinson opens a store i