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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas, (search)
d in Arkansas, which, with Mississippi, constituted a military district. A new constitution was framed by a convention at Little Rock, Jan. 7, 1868, and was ratified by a small majority in March. On June 22, Congress declared Arkansas entitled to representation in that body, and the administration of the government was transferred to the civil authority. Population in 1890, 1,125,385; in 1900, 1,311,564. Territorial Governors of Arkansas.  Term of Office. James Miller1819 to 1825 George Izard1825 to 1829 John Pope1829 to 1835 William S. Fulton1835 to 1836 State Governors of Arkansas. James S. Conway1836 to 1840 Archibald Yell1840 to 1844 Samuel Adams1844 Thomas S. Drew1844 to 1848 John S. Roane1848 to 1852 Elias N. Conway1852 to 1860 Henry M. Rector1860 to 1862 Harris Flanagin1862 to 1864 Isaac Murphy1864 to 1868 Powell Clayton1868 to 1871 Orzo H. Hadley1871 to 1872 Elisha Baxter1872 to 1874 Augustus H. Garland1874 to 1876 Wm. R. Miller1877 to 1881 Thos. J. C
nction of Outard Creek and the Chateaugay, where Hampton encamped and was overtaken by his artillery. De Salaberry was encamped with a force about 1,000 strong, and Sir George Prevost and General De Watteville were within buglecall. Hampton resolved to dislodge De Salaberry, and sent a force under Col. Robert Purdy on the evening of Oct. 25 to force a ford and fall upon the British rear. Purdy lost his way in a hemlock swamp. Meanwhile Hampton put 3,500 of his men in motion under Gen. George Izard, who moved to the attack at two o'clock in the afternoon. De Salaberry came out with a few Canadians and Indians, but finding overwhelming numbers in front of him he fell back to his intrenched camp. Firing was now heard on the other side of the river. Purdy, who had neglected to post pickets, had been surprised, his troops flying to the river. Several of his officers and men swam across, and bore alarming news of a heavy force approaching. Instead of such a force approaching, tho
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ives, Halsey Cooley 1846- (search)
Ives, Halsey Cooley 1846- Artist; born in Montour Falls, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1846; studied art; was chief of the art department of the World's Columbian Exposition; and Professor of Drawing and George Izard. Design, and Director of the Museum and School of Fine Arts in Washington University.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Izard, George 1777-1828 (search)
Izard, George 1777-1828 Military officer; born in South Carolina in 1777; son of Ralph Izard. Having finished his education and Graves of the 11th Ohio battery-men. made a tour in Europe, he entered the United States army, in 1794, as lieutenant of artillery. He was appointed aide to General Hamilton in 1799; resigned in 1803; commissioned colonel of artillery in the spring of 1812; and promoted to brigadier-general in March, 1813. He was in command on Lake Champlain and on the Niagara frontier, in 1814, with the rank of major-general. From 1825 until his death he was governor of Arkansas Territory. Early in September, 1814, he moved towards Sackett's Harbor, under the direction of the Secretary of War, with about 4,000 troops, where he received a despatch from General Brown at Fort Erie, Sept. 10, urging him to move on to his support, as he had not more than 2,000 effective men. The first division of Izard's troops arrived at Lewiston on Oct. 5. He moved up to Black Rock
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), War of 1812, (search)
Wasp captures the British brig Atlanta......Sept. 21, 1814 Gallant fight of the privateer, the General Armstrong, with the British 74-gun shipof-the-line, the Plantagenet, in the harbor of Fayal, one of the Azores......Sept. 26, 1814 Gen. George Izard, on the Niagara frontier, moves on Chippewa with a force of 6,000 men......Oct. 13, 1814 General Izard, after a skirmish with the British near Chippewa, Oct. 19, retires to the Niagara River, opposite Black Rock......Oct. 21, 1814 ForGeneral Izard, after a skirmish with the British near Chippewa, Oct. 19, retires to the Niagara River, opposite Black Rock......Oct. 21, 1814 Fort Erie abandoned and blown up by the United States troops......Nov. 5, 1814 British approach New Orleans......Dec. 22, 1814 General Jackson attacks the command of General Keane on Villereas plantation, about 9 miles below the city, and checks its advance on the night of......Dec. 23, 1814 He intrenches about 7 miles below the city......Dec. 24, 1814 [His line, extending at right angles to the river, reached to a cypress swamp about 1 1/2 miles distant, and was protected by rudely co