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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maumee Indians. (search)
Maumee Indians. See Miami Indians.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battle of the Maumee Rapids, or fallen Timbers, (search)
Battle of the Maumee Rapids, or fallen Timbers, At the Maumee Rapids, in northern Ohio, Wayne completely routed 2,000 Indians, on Aug. 20, 1794. The Americans lost thirty-three killed and 100 wounded. The battle ended the Indian war in the Northwest.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Meagher, Thomas Francis 1823- (search)
h he escaped, and landed in New York in 1852. Lecturing with success for a while, he studied law, entered upon its practice, and in 1856 edited the Irish news. When the Civil War broke out he raised a company in the 69th New York Volunteers, and, as major of the regiment, fought bravely at Bull Run. Early in 1862 he was promoted brigadiergeneral of volunteers, and served in the Army of the Potomac in the campaign against Richmond that year. He was in Richardson's division in the battle of Thomas Francis Meagher. Antietam. Engaged in the desperate battle of Fredericksburg, he was badly wounded. Immediately after the battle of Chancellorsville (q. v.) he resigned. He was recommissioned brigadier-general of volunteers early in 1864, and was assigned to the command of the district of Etowah. In 1865 he was appointed secretary, and in 1866 became acting governor of Montana. While engaged in operations against hostile Indians, he was drowned at Fort Benton, Mont., July 1, 1867.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Meigs, Fort (search)
ppeared, however. Proctor, at Fort Malden, had formed plans for an early invasion of the Maumee Valley. Ever since the massacre at Frenchtown he had been active in concentrating a large Indian force for the purpose at Amherstburg. He so fired the zeal of Tecumseh and the Prophet by promises Looking up the Maumee Valley, from Fort Meigs. of future success in the schemes for an Indian confederation that, at the beginning of April, the great Shawnee warrior was at Fort Malden with 1,500 Indians. Full 600 of them were drawn from the country between Lake Michigan and the Wabash. On April 23 Proctor, with white and dusky soldiers, more than 2,000 in number, left Amherstburg on a brig and smaller vessels, and, accompanied by two gunboats and some artillery, arrived at the mouth of the Maumee, 12 miles from Fort Meigs, on the 26th, where they landed. One of the royal engineers (Captain Dixon) was sent up with a party to construct works on the left bank of the Maumee, opposite Fort M
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Menendez de Aviles, Pedro 1519- (search)
d St. Augustine (q. v.). Marching overland, he attacked and captured the French Fort Carolina, putting nearly the whole of the garrison to death. Only seventy of the colonists escaped, and some of the prisoners were hanged. Ribault's ships that went out to drive Menendez from St. Augustine were wrecked, and a portion of the crew, with Ribault, falling into the Menendez's expedition on its way to the New world. De Gourgues avenging the massacre of the Huguenots by Menendez. hands of the Spaniards, were nearly all put to death. These outrages were avenged by a Frenchman named De Gourgues. In 1570 Menendez sent a colony of Jesuits to establish a mission near Chesapeake Bay. They were massacred by Indians. In 1572 he explored the Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay, and was preparing to colonize that region, when his King appointed him commander of a fleet against the Low Countries. While preparing for this expedition he died, in Santander, Sept. 17, 1574. See Florida; Huguenots.