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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Marsh, Othniel Charles 1831-1899 (search)
Marsh, Othniel Charles 1831-1899 Paleontologist; born in Lockport, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1831; graduated at Yale University in 1860. After taking a course of science in the Sheffield School, he went to Germany, where he devoted three years to the study of zoology, mineralogy, and geology. Returning to the United States, he was called to the chair of Paleontology at Yale University in 1866, which he retained till his death. In 1868 he made his first visit to the region of the Rocky Mountains, to study its inexhaustible fossil remains. Later he organized and conducted several scientific expeditions to that region. During 1882-99 he was vertebrate paleontologist for the United States geological survey. He discovered more than 1,000 new fossil vertebrates, more than half of which he classified and described. Among his more important finds were a sub-class of birds with teeth, which he named Odontornithes; two new classes of large mammals, the Tillodontia and Dinocerata; several new o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
sh squadron of thirty-six vessels enters St. Simon's harbor in spite of battery of fort and a few English ships, lands about 500 men within 4 miles of Frederica......July 5, 1742 English having abandoned Fort St. Simon, the Spanish occupy it; march against Frederica, and are driven back to an open marsh bordering on a forest, where they stack arms and are surprised and completely routed by a platoon and company of rangers under Lieutenants Sutherland and Mackay in a battle known as Bloody Marsh ......July 7, 1742 Rum act repealed in Georgia by order of House of Commons......July 14, 1742 Gen. Don Manuel de Montiano, alarmed by a decoy letter sent by Oglethorpe, with his fleet, fearful of being hemmed in by sea and land, hastens to sea......about July 20, 1742 Oglethorpe returns with detachment of Highlanders from a fruitless incursion into Florida......March 9, 1743 Magazine at Frederica blown up......March 22, 1743 Trustees abrogate part of constitution appointing