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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 6 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anne, Fort. (search)
Anne, Fort. A military post in New York in the Revolutionary War. When the British took possession of Ticonderoga (July 6, 1777), Burgoyne ordered gunboats to pursue the bateaux laden with stores, etc., from the fort. The boombridge barrier across the lake there was soon broken, and the pursuing vessels overtook the fugitive boats near Skenesborough, and destroyed them and their contents. Colonel Long, in command of the men in them, escaped with his people and the invalids, and, after setting fire to everything combustible at Skenesborough (now Whitehall), they hastened to Fort Anne, a few miles in the interior, followed by a british regiment. When near the fort. Long turned on his pursuers and routed them: but the latter being reinforced. Long was driven back. He burned Fort Anne, and fled to Fort Edward, on the Hudson.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arctic exploration. (search)
enly sickened and died, and the Polaris returned without accomplishing much. The passage from the coast of western Europe, around the north of that continent and of Asia, into the Pacific Ocean, was first accomplished in the summer of 1879, by Professor Nordenskjold, an accomplished Swedish explorer, in the steamship Vega. She passed through Bering Strait into the Pacific Ocean, and reached Japan in the first week in September. Thus the great problem has been solved. the Jeannette, Lieutenant De Long, an American exploring vessel, was lost on the coast of Siberia, in 1881. The most important of the recent expeditions into Arctic legions by Americans are those of Lieut. (now Brig.-Gen.) Adolphus W. Greely and of Lieut. Robert E. Peary (qq. v.), who has made several voyages into northern waters, and in 1900 was still there. Lieutenant Greely was sent from the United States in 1881, by the government, charged with establishing a series of stations about the pole for the purpose o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colorado (search)
as included in the Louisiana purchase of 1803 and the remainder in the Mexican cession of 1848. Francis Vasquez de Coronado is believed to have been the first European explorer of this region in 1540. In 1806 President Jefferson sent an expedition, under Lieut. Z. M. Pike, to explore this region, and it nearly crossed the territory from north to south in the mountain region, and discovered State seal of Colorado. the mountain known as Pike's Peak. In 1820 another expedition, under Col. S. H. Long, visited this region; and in 1842-44 Col. John C. Fremont crossed it in his famous passage over the Rocky Mountains. Before the beginning of the nineteenth century, it is believed that no white inhabitants lived in Colorado, excepting a few Mexicans and Spaniards in the southern portion. Gold was discovered there, near the mouth of Clear Creek, in 1852, by a Cherokee cattle-dealer. This and other discoveries of the precious metal brought about 400 persons to Colorado in 1858-59; and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colorado, (search)
e counties. Population, 1890, 412.198; 1900, 539,700. Capital, Denver. Expedition of Vasquez Coronado from Mexico, supposed to have entered this region......1541 Padre Francisco Escalanto, of New Mexico, makes an expedition into this territory......1776 Lieut. Zebulon Montgomery Pike, with twenty-three soldiers, explores it and discovers Pike's Peak......Nov. 15, 1806 He was born in New Jersey, Jan. 5, 1779; killed at the taking of York, now Toronto, Canada......1812 Maj. Stephen H. Long visits this region, and he reports to Congress that all the country drained by the Missouri, Arkansas, and Platte rivers is unsuitable for cultivation and uninhabitable......1819 [This impression aided to delay settlement of Colorado until Oregon and California had both been settled. Bancroft's Colorado, p. 349.] Bent brothers erect a stockade called Fort William on the north branch of the Arkansas River......1832 John C. Fremont's expedition touches Colorado......1842-44
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
ade the Territory of Louisiana......March 3, 1805 Zebulon M. Pike, at the village of the Pawnee republic, causes the Spanish flag to be lowered and the flag of the United States to be raised (State legislature in 1901 marks the site with a granite shaft)......Sept. 29, 1806 Territory of Louisiana admitted to the second grade of government as Missouri Territory......June 4, 1812 First steamboat, a stern-wheeler, called the Western Engineer, passes up the Missouri River, carrying Maj. S. H. Long on an expedition up the Yellowstone......1819. Section 8 of act for admission of Missouri into the Union provides that in all Louisiana, north of lat. 36° 30′, and not included in the State, slavery shall be and is hereby forever prohibited, but runaway slaves may be lawfully reclaimed. Act passed......March 6, 1820 Major Sibley, appointed under act of Congress, surveys a wagon-road from Missouri through Kansas to Santa Fe......1825 By treaty with Osage Indians the tribe loc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minnesota, (search)
fficers of Fort Snelling on the site of Minneapolis......1822 Committee on public lands report to the Senate on Rev. Samuel Peters's claim to the Carver grant of 1767; the original deed not being produced, and for other reasons, it is resolved that the petition be not granted......Jan. 23, 1823 First steamboat to navigate the Mississippi from St. Louis to the Minnesota River, the Virginia, reaches Fort Snelling......May, 1823 An expedition fitted out by government, in charge of Maj. S. H. Long, discovers that Pembina, the fort of the Hudson Bay Company on Red River, is within the United States. Long erects an oak post on the line, raises the United States flag, and proclaims the territory a part of the United States......Aug. 5, 1823 A colony of Swiss from the Red River settlement establish themselves near Fort Snelling......1827 Henry R. Schoolcraft, with an expedition for exploring the Mississippi, Crow Wing, and St. Croix rivers, reaches the Mississippi by Lake Supe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
ril 29, 1816 Steamboat General Pike ascends the Mississippi to St. Louis......Aug. 2, 1817 Bill authorizing people of Missouri to frame a State constitution for admission into the Union introduced into Congress......Feb. 13, 1819 By act of Congress, Arkansas Territory is set off from Missouri......March 2, 1819 Independence, a pioneer steamboat, ascends the Missouri River and arrives at Franklin, Howard county......May 28, 1819 Western Engineer, a steamboat constructed by Col. S. H. Long for an expedition up the Missouri to the Yellowstone, leaves St. Louis......June 21, 1819 Act approved authorizing the people of Missouri Territory to form a State constitution......March 6, 1820 A constitutional convention meets at St. Louis, June 12, completes its labors, July 19, and the constitution is ratified by the people at the ensuing election......1820 Article III:, section 26, of the State constitution requires the legislature to pass such laws as may be necessary to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Dakota, (search)
and in long. by 96° 30′ to 104° 5′ W. Area, 70,795 square miles, in thirty-nine counties. Population, 1890, 182,719; 1900, 319,146. Capital, Bismarck. French trader settles at Pembina......1780 United States government expedition under Lewis and Clarke ascend the Missouri River on their way to the Columbia River, 1804, and descend it on their return from the Pacific......1806 Scottish colony, planted under a grant from the Hudson Bay Company, settles at Pembina......1812 Maj. S. H. Long, on a United States government expedition, reaches Pembina, and, finding it to be within the United States, takes possession and raises the stars and stripes......Aug. 8, 1823 Yellouwstone, a side-wheel steamboat built by the American Fur Company at Pittsburg, Pa., ascends the Missouri River as far as Fort Union, near the mouth of the Yellowstone......1832 Steamboat Assiniboine, built by the American Fur Company, returning to St. Louis from the Yellowstone, is burned with her carg<