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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mitchell, Donald Grant 1822- (search)
Mitchell, Donald Grant 1822- (pen-name Ik marvel), author; born in Norwich, Conn., April 12, 1822; studied at Judge Hall's Ellington School in 1830-37, and graduated at Yale College in 1841. After spending three years in farm-work he studied law in New York in 1846. He was United States consul in Venice in 1853-55. Returning to the United States he settled on his farm at Edgewood and devoted himself to literature. His publications include Fresh Gleanings; The battle summer, or Paris in 1848; Reveries of a bachelor; Dream life; Fudge doings; My farm of Edgewood; Seven stories with basement and Attic; Dr. Johns; Out-of-town places; English lands; Letters and Kings; American lands and letters, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ticonderoga, operations at (search)
ies, and a large quantity of precisely such munitions of war as the colonists needed—120 iron cannon, fifty swivels, two mortars, a howitzer, a coehorn, a large quantity of ammunition and other stores, and a warehouse full of naval munitions, with forty-eight men, women, and children, who were sent to Hartford. Two days afterwards Col. Seth Warner made an easy conquest of Crown Point. In June, 1777, with about 7,000 men, Lieutenant-General Burgoyne left St. Ruins of Fort Ticonderoga. Johns, on the Sorel, in vessels, and moved up Lake Champlain. His army was composed of British and German regulars, Canadians and Indians. The Gemans were led by Maj.-Gen. Baron de Riedesel, and Burgoyne's chief lieutenants were Major-General Phillips and Brigadier-General Fraser. The invading army (a part of it on land) reached Crown Point, June 26, and menaced Ticonderoga, where General St. Clair was in command. The garrison there, and at Mount Independence opposite, did not number in the ag