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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 4, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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s and fifteen friendly Miamis, evacuate the fort Aug. 15. They are attacked and massacred by Indians; thirty-nine killed, twenty-seven taken prisoners, and the fort burned......Aug. 15-16, 1812 Captain Craig, of Shawneetown, under instructions from Gen. Samuel Hopkins, burns Peoria and removes the captured French inhabitants suspected of complicity with the Indians to Alton......October, 1812 Legislature convenes at Kaskaskia......Nov. 25, 1812 Laws of the Territory revised by Nathaniel Pope, and printed by Matthew Duncan under date......June 2, 1815 Bank of Illinois incorporated at Shawneetown......1816 Fort Dearborn rebuilt......1816 Charter for Cairo city granted by the legislature......1817-18 Enabling act for the State of Illinois approved......April 18, 1818 Northern boundary of Illinois extended 50 miles to lat. 42° 30′......1818 Convention at Kaskaskia to frame a constitution adopts an ordinance accepting the enabling act......Aug. 26, 1818 First
he army of the Potomac, and subsequently of a division. From July, 1861. to February, 1862. he was stationed in Southern Maryland, on the north shore of the Potomac, his duty being to prevent the rebels crossing the river, and to amuse them with their river stockade while McClellan was getting his army into trim. This difficult duty he performed admirably. Maj. Gen. John Pope. Major-Gen. John Pope is a man about forty years of age, and a native of Kentucky. He is a son of Governor Nathaniel Pope, of Virginia, who went to Kentucky before the birth of John, and, after living in Kentucky a few years removed to Illinois John, the son, entered the West Point Academy in 1838. He graduated in 1842, and was appointed to the army from the State of Illinois, entering the service as a Brevet 3d Lieutenant for gallant and meritorious conduct in several conflicts at Monterey, the brevet bearing date from September . On the 23d of February, 1847, he was brevetted Captain for gallan