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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baltimore, (search)
admirable harbor defended by Fort McHenry (see McHenry, Fort); and is popularly known as The Monumental City. Baltimore has a history dating back to 1662, when its site was included in a patent for a tract of land granted to Charles Gorsuch. David Jones, the first settler on the A view of Baltimore to-day. site of Baltimore, in 1682, gave his name to a small stream that runs through the city. In January, 1730, a town was laid out on the west of this stream, contained in a plot of 60 acres,egiments to muster forthwith on Boston Common. Benjamin F. Butler was commissioned brigadier-general, and these regiments formed his brigade. On the 16th Senator Wilson telegraphed for four regiments. They were ready, and the 6th Regiment, Colonel Jones, was sent forward immediately, to go by way of New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. The regiment consisted of eleven companies, and to these were added two more. News had reached Baltimore of the approach of these troops, and there was mu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McCrea, Jane 1753- (search)
n in Burgoyne's army. When that army was near Fort Edward some prowling Indians seized Jane in the house of her friend, and, seating her on a horse, attempted to carry her a prisoner to Burgoyne's camp at Sandy Hill. A detachment of Americans was sent to rescue her. One of a volley of bullets fired at her captors pierced the maiden and she fell to the ground dead, on July 27, 1777. The Indians, seeing her dead, scalped her and carried her glossy locks into camp as a trophy. Her lover, David Jones, shocked by the event, left the army, went to Grave of Jane McCrea, at Fort Edward. Canada at the close of the war, and there lived, a moody bachelor, until he was an old man. He had purchased the scalp of his beloved from the Indians, and cherished it as a precious treasure. Miss McCrea's, remains were buried at Fort Edward, and many years afterwards were transferred to a cemetery between Fort Edward and Sandy Hill. The incident was woven into a wild tale of horror, which, believed,