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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chicago, (search)
eceive the property, and accepted their offer to escort the white people through the wilderness to Fort Wayne. It was a fatal mistake, soon perceived. Black Partridge, a friendly chief, unable to control his warriors, came quietly to the commander, and said, Father, I come to deliver to you the medal I wear. It was given me bs strangely unheeded. Massacre at Fort Dearborn. The less honorable Indians promised good conduct, but there were unmistakable signs Medal given to Black Partridge by the Americans. of treachery, and when the morning arrived for the departure of the white people (Aug. 15), it was clearly seen that the hostiles intended toho bore her to the shore of the lake and plunged her in, at the same time saving her from drowning. It was a friendly hand that held her —the Pottawatomie chief Black Partridge, who would have saved the white people if he could. He gave Captain Heald such warning as he dared. On the night before the evacuation of the fort he had
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831- (search)
Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831- Military officer; born in Danvers, Mass., April 12, 1831; educated at Partridge's Military Academy, Norwich, Conn., and became a railroad surveyor in Illinois and Iowa and westward to the Rocky Mountains. He was sent to Washington in 1861 to procure arms and equipments for Iowa volunteers, and became colonel of the 4th Iowa Regiment in July. He commanded a brigade on the extreme right at the battle of Pea Ridge, and was wounded. For his services there he was made brigadier-general. He was appointed to the command of the District of the Mississippi in June, 1862. He was with Sherman in his Georgia campaign, and was promoted to major-general. He finally commanded the 16th Corps in that campaign, and in December, 1864, he succeeded Rosecrans in command of the Department of Missouri. In 1867-69 he was a member of Congress from Iowa, and subsequently was engaged in railroad business.