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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mountain Meadow massacre. (search)
ormon leaders, among whom were Bishop Dame (who instigated, as Lee claimed, the murder of Laney), George A. Smith (then first counsellor of the Church and Brigham Young's right-hand man), and another Mormon dignitary named Haight, as well as John D. Lee, conspired to massacre the entire party. The saints claimed that immigrants who had passed through Utah en route to California had on several occasions treated them and their people with indignities, had stolen or destroyed their property, anWhen the military found the bones they gave them a decent burial, and some one carved on a rude stone raised over the graves the words: Vengeance is mine! I will repay, saith the Lord. On March 23, 1877, John D. Le,, who had become a bishop of the Mormon Church, was, after capture, trial, and condemnation, executed by shooting, by military authority, on the scene of the massacre in 1857. The foregoing narrative of the massacre is compiled from the confession of Lee, while awaiting execution.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
] Theodore Tilton v. Henry Ward Beecher, for adultery, Brooklyn, N. Y.; jury disagree; case ended......July 2, 1875 Jesse Pomeroy, the Boston boy murderer, for killing of Horace W. Millen, April 22, 1874, supposed to be Pomeroy's fourth victim......1875 Gen. O. E. Babcock, private secretary of President Grant, tried at St. Louis for complicity in whiskey frauds; acquitted......Feb. 7, 1876 W. W. Belknap, United States Secretary of War, impeached; acquitted......Aug. 1, 1876 John D. Lee, for the Mountain Meadow massacre, Sept. 15, 1857; convicted and executed......March 23, 1877 Col. Thomas Buford, for killing Judge Elliott at Frankfort, Ky.; acquitted on ground of insanity; trial......July, 1879 Whittaker, colored cadet at West Point, by military court for injuring himself on pretence of being hurt by others, April 6; expelled......1880 Lieutenant Flipper, colored, by military court, for embezzlement and false statements, November, 1881; dismissed from the ser
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
.05 P. M., Saturday,......March 3, 1877 Forty-fourth Congress adjourns......March 4, 1877 R. B. Hayes inaugurated and publicly takes the oath of office......March 5, 1877 Special session of Senate convenes; Vice-President Wheeler sworn in......March 5, 1877 twenty-third administration—Republican, March 4, 1877, to March 3, 1881. Rutherford B. Hayes, Ohio, President. William A. Wheeler, New York, Vice-President. Special session of Senate adjourns......March 17, 1877 John D. Lee, convicted of complicity in the Mountain Meadow massacre, executed......March 23, 1877 Packard legislature in Louisiana breaks up......April 21, 1877 Forty-fourth Congress adjourning without making the usual appropriations for the army for the year ending June 30, 1878, the President calls on the Forty-Fifth Congress to meet Oct. 15......May 5, 1877 Ex-President Grant leaves Philadelphia for an extended European tour......May 17, 1877 John L. Motley, historian, born 1814, dies
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
hich becomes temporary capital of the State......Feb. 5, 1780 Governor Howley leaves for Continental Congress; President Wells dying soon after, Stephen Heard becomes executive......Feb. 18, 1780 House of Assembly of only fifteen members (eighteen being a quorum) passes acts attainting rebels of high treason......May 9, 1780 Augusta taken by Colonel Clarke, Sept. 14; retaken by British......Sept. 17, 1780 Fort Grierson, one of the defences of Augusta, taken by Clarke, Pickens, and Lee......May 24, 1781 Colonel Brown, who with British forces stands a protracted siege of Augusta by Americans, capitulates......June 5, 1781 Assembly convenes at Augusta and elects Nathan Brownson governor......Aug. 16, 1781 John Martin elected governor at Augusta......Jan. 1, 1782 Legislature consults with General Wayne at Sister's Ferry on the Savannah, and by proclamation invites desertion from British army and return of citizens to Georgia......Jan. 12, 1782 Governor Martin, i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
ion of the Relay house on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad......May 5, 1861 General Butler, at the head of 900 men, occupies Baltimore without opposition......May 13, 1861 Confederates invade the State and occupy Frederick, Sept. 8, 1862. General Lee issues a proclamation to the people of Maryland promising protection and assistance in regaining their rights. On Sept. 10 the Confederates evacuate the city, and it is occupied by the Army of the Potomac......Sept. 12, 1861 Battle of Sout. 4, 1863 General Schenck arrests many persons suspected of treason, and suspends the Maryland Club and similar societies......1863 Every Union master allowed $300 for each of his slaves enlisting by act of Congress......Feb. 24, 1864 General Lee detaches a force for the invasion of Maryland, which overpowers the Federals under Gen. Lew. Wallace in a battle on the Monocacy River......July 9, 1864 Convention for framing a new constitution meets at Annapolis, April 27; completes its w
governor of Utah......July 11, 1857 Mountain Meadows massacre, about 30 miles southwest from Cedar City; Arkansas emigrants—thirty families—are fired upon by Indians, Sept. 7; forming a corral, after a siege of four days they surrender to John D. Lee, who promises protection, but all except seventeen children under seven years of age are massacred by Indians and Mormons......Sept. 11, 1857 Brigham Young by proclamation forbids armed forces to enter Salt Lake City, directs the troops in ril 10, 1873 Brigham Young again indicted for polygamy......October, 1874 Adjudged to support one of his wives while she sues for divorce, March; imprisoned in his own house for non-compliance, November; discharged......December, 1875 John D. Lee, convicted of murder in the first degree for the Mountain Meadows massacre, Sept. 11, 1857, is shot on the site of it......March 23, 1877 Brigham Young dies......Aug. 29, 1877 School districts formed and a tax levied for school building