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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Dakota, (search)
Minnesota and Iowa, south by Nebraska, and west by Wyoming and Montana. In latitude it lies between 43° and 46° N., and in longitude between 96° 20′ and 104° W.; area, 77,650 square miles, in fifty-one counties; population, 1890, 328,808; 1900, 401,570. Capital, Pierre. See United States, South Dakota, in vol. IX. Territorial governors. William Jayneappointed1861 Newton Edmundsappointed1863 Andrew J. Faulkappointed1866 John A. Burbankappointed1869 John A. Penningtonappointed1874 William A. Howardappointed1878 N. G. Ordwayappointed1880 Gilbert A. Pierceappointed1884 Louis K. Churchappointed1889 Arthur C. Melletteappointed1889 State governors. Arthur C. Melletteelected1889 Charles H. Sheldonelected1893 Andrew E. Leeelected1896 Charles N. Herriedelected1900 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Gideon C. Moody51st to 52d1889 to 1891 Richard F. Pettigrew51st to 57th1889 to 1901 James H. Kyle52d to —1891 to — Robert J. Gamble57th to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Mountain, battle of (search)
's command, which had gained a foothold on the crest, fought desperately until dark. At about sunset their leader, at the head of the troops in an open field, was killed. He died almost at the moment of victory, and his command devolved on General Cox. Meade, with his brigades, led by General Seymour and Colonels Magilton and Gallagher, fought on the right of Hatch's division. General Duryee, whose fine brigade of Ricketts's division had participated in the later struggles of Pope with Lee, was just coming up when the contest ceased at that point. Meanwhile the brigades of Gibbons and Hartsuff had pushed up the road along the Gap, fighting and winning steadily until about 9 P. M., when, having reached a point near the summit of the Gap, their ammunition was exhausted. But the victory for the Nationals was secured. During the night Lee withdrew his forces, and so ended the battle of South Mountain. Franklin meanwhile, confronted by Confederates led by Howell Cobb, had fought
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Dakota, State of (search)
edical examiners created and practice of medicine regulated......1893 Election of railroad commissioners provided for......1893 C. H. Sheldon, Republican, elected governor......1894 Prize-fighting in the State prohibited......1895 Andrew E. Lee, Populist, elected governor......1896 United States Circuit Judge A. J. Edgerton dies......Aug. 10, 1896 [John A. Garland appointed successor.] The board of regents of education according to amendment of State constitution controlli United States service......May 12, 1898 Woman suffrage defeated by an adverse majority of 4,008......Nov. 8, 1898 Act carrying into effect provisions of constitutional amendment relating to initiative and referendum passed......1899 Andrew E. Lee, Populist, elected governor......1899 Charles N. Herreid, Republican, elected governor......1900 School of technology at Aberdeen established......1900 Act creating food and dairy commissioner and enforcement of the pure food laws, p