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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
fined the settlements of that people mainly to the northern shores. During the first half of the eighteenth century many treaties were made by the English with these confederated tribes, and some valuable grants of land were obtained on the eastern slope of the Mississippi Valley. About the middle of that century the British government began to recognize the wisdom of Governor Spotswood, and perceived that an empire was soon to be saved or lost. In 1748 a company was organized by Thomas Lee and Lawrence and Augustine Washington, under the name of The Ohio Company, and received a royal grant of 500,000 acres of land in the valley of the Ohio. In 1751 a British trading-post was established on the Big Miami; but in the following year it was destroyed by the French. Many similar efforts of the English colonists were resisted by the French; and during the years 1751-53 it became manifest that a great struggle was imminent between the French and the English for the possession of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ohio land Company, the (search)
nment was anxious to carry out this scheme of colonization west of the Alleghany Mountains to counteract the evident designs of the French to occupy that country. The French took immediate measures to countervail the English movements. Galissoniere, who had grand dreams of French empire in America, fitted out an expedition under Celeron de Bienville in 1749 to proclaim French dominion at various points along the Ohio. The company took measures for defining and occupying their domain. Thomas Lee, two of the Washingtons, and other leading Virginia members ordered goods suitable for the Indian trade to be sent from London. The company sent an agent to explore the country and confer with the Indian tribes; and in June, 1752, a conference was held at Logstown, near the Ohio, and friendly relations were established between the English and the Indians. But the Western tribes refused to recognize the right of either the English or the French to lands westward of the Alleghany Mountains
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), entry on-to-richmond- (search)
d of only the Department of the Potomac. While Hooker and Lee were contending near Chancellorsville (q. v.), a greater pare Army of the Potomac was raiding on the communications of Lee's army with Richmond. Stoneman, with 10,000 men, at first prand they were sent upon—namely, the complete destruction of Lee's communications with Richmond. Three days after General General Lee escaped into Virginia, July 17-18, 1863, General Meade crossed the Potomac to follow his flying antagonist. The NationalMeade by threatening to re-enter Maryland. Failing in this, Lee hastened to oppose a movement that menaced his front and flaere were several skirmishes in the mountain-passes. Finally Lee, by a quick and skilful movement, while Meade was detained ae middle of September he crossed the Rappahannock, and drove Lee beyond the Rapidan, where the latter took a strong defensiverawn from each army and sent to other fields of service, and Lee was compelled to take a defensive position. His defenses we
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ord, Edward Otho Cresap 1818-1883 (search)
eminole War, and in 1845-46 was employed in coast-survey duty, when he was sent to California. He took part in expeditions against the Indians, and, in September, 1861, was made brigadier-general of volunteers, commanding a brigade of the Pennsylvania Reserves near the Potomac. In May, 1862, he was made major-general of volunteers, and ordered to the Army of the Mississippi, where he did good service while in command at Corinth. He commanded the 13th Army Corps at the siege and capture of Jackson and Vicksburg. In the campaign against Richmond, in 1864, he commanded the 18th Corps from July to September, when he was severely wounded in the assault on Fort Harrison. He commanded the Department of Virginia from January to June, 1865, and was a participant in the capture of Lee's army in April. General Ord was brevetted major-general in the United States army, and commissioned a brigadier-general, July 26, 1866; and was retired Dec. 6, 1880. He died in Havana, Cuba, July 22, 1883.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
..April 2, 1743 Dr. Thomas Walker, of the council of Virginia, crosses and names the Cumberland Mountains......1747 Harper's Ferry, named after Robert Harper, an English millwright, who obtains a grant of it from Lord Fairfax......1748 Thomas Lee, of the council, proposes to form the Ohio Company, consisting of himself and twelve others, among them Lawrence and Augustine Washington......1748 They obtain a grant of 600,000 acres west of the mountains and south of the Ohio River betweees to England......August, 1749 Christopher Gist is sent to explore the Ohio country as far as the falls of the Ohio by the Ohio Company......1750-51 John Robinson, president of the council, acting governor, dying, is succeeded first by Thomas Lee, then by Lewis Burwell......1750-51 Robert Dinwiddie appointed lieutenantgovernor, and arrives in Virginia early in......1752 By treaty the western Indians at Logstown, a trading-post about 17 miles northwest from Pittsburg, agree not to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
ir William Berkeley1660 to 1661 Col. Francis Moryson1661 to 1668 Sir William Berkeley1663 to 1677 Sir Herbert Jeffreys1677 to 1678 Sir Henry Chicheley1678 to 1680 Lord Culpeper1680 to 1684 Lord Howard of Effingham1684 to 1688 Nathaniel Bacon1688 to 1690 Francis Nicholson1690 to 1692 Sir Edmund Andros1692 to 1698 Francis Nicholson1698 to 1705 Edward Nott1705 to 1706 Edmund Jennings1706 to 1710 Alexander Spotswood1710 to1722 Hugh Drysdale1722 to 1726 William Gouch1726 to 1749 Thomas Lee and1749 to 1752 Lewis Burwell.1749 to 1752 Robert Dinwiddie1752 to 1758 Francis Fauquier1758 to 1768 Lord Boutetourt1768 to 1770 William Nelson1770 to 1772 Lord Dunmore1772 to 1775 Provisional conventionfrom July 17, 1775, to June 12, 1776 Governors under the Continental Congress and the Constitution. Name.Term. Patrick Henry1776 to 1779 Thomas Jefferson1779 to 1781 Thomas Nelson1781 Benjamin Harrison1781 to 1784 Patrick Henry1784 to 1786 Edmund Randolph1786 to 1788 Bever