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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jacobs, Henry Eyster 1844- (search)
Jacobs, Henry Eyster 1844- Theologian; born in Gettysburg, Pa., Nov. 10, 1844; graduated at Pennsylvania College in 1862, and at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, in 1865; became Professor of Systematic Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1888. He is the author of History of the Lutheran Church in America; The German emigration to America. 1709–;40, et
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kittanning, destruction of (search)
Kittanning, destruction of In consequence of repeated injuries from the white people of Pennsylvania, the Delaware Indians had become bitterly hostile in 1756. They committed many depredations, and early in September Col. John Armstrong marched against the Indian town of Kittanning, on the Alleghany River, about 45 miles northeast from Pittsburg. He approached the village stealthily, and fell upon the Indians furiously with about 300 men at 3 A. M., Sept. 8, 1756. The Indians refusing the quarter which was offered them, Colonel Armstrong ordered their wigwams to be set on fire. Their leader, Captain Jacobs, and his wife and son were killed. About forty Indians were destroyed, and eleven English prisoners were released. Main Street, Dawson City, July, 1897.