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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 8 0 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Trip to Austin-promotion to full second Lieutenant-Army of occupation (search)
master was detained in Austin so long that, if we had waited for him, we would have exceeded our leave. We concluded, therefore, to start back at once with the animals we had, and having to rely principally on grass for their food, it was a good six days journey. We had to sleep on the prairie every night, except at Goliad, and possibly one night on the Colorado, without shelter and with only such food as we carried with us, and prepared ourselves. The journey was hazardous on account of Indians, and there were white men in Texas whom I would not have cared to meet in a secluded place. Lieutenant Augur was taken seriously sick before we reached Goliad and at a distance from any habitation. To add to the complication, his horse — a mustang that had probably been captured from the band of wild horses before alluded to, and of undoubted longevity at his capture-gave out. It was absolutely necessary to get forward to Goliad to find a shelter for our sick companion. By dint of patien
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Treaty of peace-mexican Bull fights-regimental quartermaster-trip to Popocatepetl-trip to the caves of Mexico (search)
house outside the guard for the night, with the promise of a guide to put us on the road to Cuernavaca the next morning. Cuernavaca is a town west of Cuantla. The country through which we passed, between these two towns, is tropical in climate and productions and rich in scenery. At one point, about half-way between the two places, the road goes over a low pass in the mountains in which there is a very quaint old town, the inhabitants of which at that day were nearly all full-blooded Indians. Very few of them even spoke Spanish. The houses were built of stone and generally only one story high. The streets were narrow, and had probably been paved before Cortez visited the country. They had not been graded, but the paving had been done on the natural surface. We had with us one vehicle, a cart, which was probably the first wheeled vehicle that had ever passed through that town. On a hill overlooking this town stands the tomb of an ancient king; and it was understood that
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Sherman and Johnston-Johnston's surrender to Sherman-capture of Mobile-Wilson's expedition — capture of Jefferson Davis--General Thomas's qualities-estimate of General Canby (search)
f his being assigned to the Military Division of the Gulf. He was an exceedingly modest officer, though of great talent and learning. I presume his feelings when first called upon to command a large army against a fortified city, were somewhat like my own when marching a regiment against General Thomas Harris in Missouri in 1861. Neither of us would have felt the slightest trepidation in going into battle with some one else commanding. Had Canby been in other engagements afterwards, he would, I have no doubt, have advanced without any fear arising from a sense of the responsibility. He was afterwards killed in the lava beds of Southern Oregon, while in pursuit of the hostile Modoc Indians [April 11, 1873]. His character was as pure as his talent and learning were great. His services were valuable during the war, but principally as a bureau officer. I have no idea that it was from choice that his services were rendered in an office, but because of his superior efficiency there.
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
ng soldier representative of, 155, 156; to be called on for militia, 322 Indian Bureau, the, the Modoc outbreak and, 435, 436; abuse of its powers, 436 Indian River, Fla., travel on, 19, 23; service on, 19-25; military operations on, 23 Indians, protection against raids by, 426, 428, 435-438; results of broken faith with, 436-438; the problem of restraint of, 487-489; threatened outbreak by, 488; battle of Wounded Knee, 488; enlistment of, 488, 489; allotments in severalty, 489; civili Ala., proposed movements against, 253, 312, 317, 332; contemplated change of base to, 303; cutting through the South at, 337 Mobile and Ohio Railroad, proposed movement against, from Vicksburg, 199; anticipated movement by Hood on, 315 Modoc Indians, their trials, outbreak, and repression, 435-438 Moltke, Field-Marshal H. C. B. von, one secret of his success, 7; on preparation for war, 365, 366 Money, the value of, 533, 534 Monroe Doctrine, violation of, in Mexico, 276, 543; the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Modoc Indians, (search)
Modoc Indians, A tribe that originally formed a part of the Klamath nation. Their name means enemies, and was given to them by others. The Modocs were first found on the south shore of Lake Klamath, in California, when both sexes were clothed in skins. In their wars they held captives as slaves, and traded in them. The early emigrants to California encountered them as hostiles, and they massacred many white people. In 1852 Ben Wright, who sought revenge, invited a band of Modocs to a peaceful feast, when he and his men murdered forty-one out of forty-six Indians who were there. The Modocs never forgave the outrage, and war with them was kept up at intervals until 1864, when, by a treaty, they ceded their lands to the United States, and agreed to go on a reservation. The treaty was not ratified by the government until 1870, nor the reservation set apart until 1871. The Modocs meanwhile had gone upon the Klamath reservation, but it was so sterile that they could not live th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
ior Court of Cincinnati; arguments for the use of the Bible in the public school by William M. Ramsey, George R. Sage, and Rufus King; against, J. B. Stallo, George Hoadly, 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
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Turner's Falls, engagement at (search)
Turner's Falls, engagement at Around the falls in the Connecticut River known as Turner's a sharp action occurred in May, 1676. A large body of Indians, who had desolated Deerfield, were encamped here. Captain Turner was then in command of the English troops in the valley, and, taking 120 mounted men, started on a night ride through Hadley and Deerfield in search of Indians. He found them fast asleep in their camp, and surprised them. Many fled to their canoes, but, leaving their paddIndians. He found them fast asleep in their camp, and surprised them. Many fled to their canoes, but, leaving their paddles behind, went over the falls. Others hid away among the rocks, and were killed, and others were shot while crossing the river. After the battle the bodies of 100 Indians were found dead at their camp, and 140 who went over the falls perished. About 300 Indians were destroyed. Turner lost only one man. Another party of Indians were soon on his track, and a panic seized the troops when it was rumored that King Philip, with 1,000 men, was in pursuit. A running fight occurred. Turner was k
, 1863. In the Rappahannock campaign, Army of the Potomac, Mar. to May, 1863; engaged in the battle of Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863. In the Pennsylvania campaign, June to July, 1863; engaged in the battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. and skirmish near Hagerstown, July 8, 1863. Brevet Lieut. Colonel, July 2, 1863. In the department of New Mexico, Nov., 1863, to June 27, 1865, making inspections, special investigations, explorations of country, locating military posts, scouting against Indians, etc., and was engaged in several skirmishes. Brevet Colonel, May 29, 1864. Colonel, staff, Insp. General, Mar. 23, 1864. Brevet Brig General, Mar. 13, 1865. In the district of New Mexico, June 27, 1865, to Aug. 31, 1867. Brig. General, staff, Insp. General, Mar. 11, 1865. Retired from active service, Sept. 20, 1885. Died at Governor's Island, N. Y., May 15, 1890. Davis, William Watts Hart. Born in Massachusetts. Private, 1st Mass. Infantry, Dec. 5, 1846. First Lieutenant, Dec.
Major, Additional Paymaster, U. S. Volunteers, June 1, 1861. Brevet Lieut. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 15, 1865. Mustered out, Nov. 15, 1865. Cranston, Arthur. Born in Massachusetts. Private, 7th Ohio Infantry, Apr. 25, 1861, to Aug. 22, 1861. Second Lieutenant, 55th Ohio Infantry, Oct. 16, 1861. Resigned, Mar. 15, 1862. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1862. Second Lieutenant, 4th U. S. Artillery, June 17, 1867. First Lieutenant, Nov. 30, 1871. Killed in action with Modoc Indians at the Lava Beds, Cal., Apr. 26, 1873. Cranston, James Reed. Born in Massachusetts. Private, Corporal and Sergeant, 24th Mass. Infantry, Sept. 9, 1861, to Aug. 31, 1864. Captain, 119th U. S. Colored Infantry, Aug. 31, 1864. Mustered out, Apr. 27, 1866. Second Lieutenant, 10th U. S. Infantry, Aug. 24, 1867. Acting Assistant Quartermaster and Assistant Commissary of Subsistence, Feb., 1868, and Post Adjutant, May, 1868. First Lieutenant, 10th U. S. Infantry, Mar. 20, 1879. Regimen