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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bloomer, Amelia Jenks, 1818-1894 (search)
Bloomer, Amelia Jenks, 1818-1894 Reformer; born in Homer, N. Y., May 27, 1818; married Dexter C. Bloomer, of Seneca Falls, N. Y., in 1840; and began the publication of The Lily. devoted to woman's rights, prohibition, etc., in 1849. Me. and Mrs. Bloomer moved to Council Bluffs, Ia., in 1855, and she then lectured in the principal cities of the country . She recommended and wore a sanitary dress for women which became known as the Bloomer costume, although it was originated by Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Miller. It consisted of skirts reaching just below the knee and Turkish trousers. She died in Council Bluffs, Ia., Dec. 30, 1894.
y, to each of which was attached a train of artillery, commanded by Capt. N. Towson and Maj. J. Hindman. He had also a small corps of cavalry, under Capt. S. D. Harris. These regulars were well disciplined and in high spirits. There were also volunteers from Pennsylvania and New York, 100 of them mounted, and nearly 600 Seneca Indians—almost the entire military force of the Six Nations remaining in the United States. These had been stirred to action by the venerable Red Jacket, the great Seneca orator. The volunteers and Indians were under the chief command of Gen. Peter B. Porter, then quartermastergeneral of the New York militia. Major McRee, of North Carolina, was chief-engineer, assisted by Maj. E. D. Wood. On the Canada shore, nearly opposite Buffalo, stood Fort Erie, then garrisoned by 170 men, under the command of Major Buck. On July 1 Brown received orders to cross the Niagara, capture Fort Erie, march on Chippewa, menace Fort George, and, if he could have the co-operati
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Canals. (search)
nage, using steam or other swift motive power. The old-fashioned canal, accommodating small boats drawn by mules or horses, has given way to the ship-canal, through which a war-ship can safely speed. Canals in the United States. name.Cost.Completed.LengthLOCATION. in miles. Albemarle and Chesapeake$1,641,363186044Norfolk, Va., to Currituck Sound, N. C. Augusta1,500,00018479Savannah River, Ga., to Augusta, Ga. Black River3,581,954184935Rome, N. Y., to Lyons Falls, N. Y. Cayuga and Seneca 2,232,632183925Montezuma, N. Y., to Cayuga and Seneca Lakes, N. Y. Champlain 4,044,000182281Whitehall, N. Y., to Waterford. N. Y. Chesapeake and Delaware3,730,230182914Chesapeake City, Md., to Delaware City, Del. Chesapeake and Ohio11,290,3271850184Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D. C. Chicago Drainage. See next page. Companys 90,000184722Mississippi River, La., to Bayou Black, La. Delaware and Raritan 4,888,749183866New Brunswick, N. J., to Trenton, N. J. Delaware Division2,433,350
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De Nonville, Marquis, (search)
800 French regulars from France, and soon afterwards he, assembling more than 2,000 French regulars, Canadians, and Indians, proceeded, at their head, to attack the Senecas. He coasted along the southern shores of Lake Ontario to Irondequoit Bay, in Monroe county, where he landed and was joined by some French and Indians coming from the west. Thence he penetrated to Ontario county, where he was attacked by a party of Senecas in ambush, but he repulsed his assailants. The next day two old Seneca prisoners, after having been confessed by the Jesuit priests, were cooked and eaten by the savages and the French. Withdrawing to a point in Monroe county, De Nonville proceeded to take possession of the whole Seneca. country (July, 1687) in the name of King Louis, with pompous ceremonies. After destroying all the stored corn (more than 1,000,000 bushels), the growing crops, cabins, and a vast number of swine belonging to the natives whose country he had invaded, De Nonville returned to I
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hawley, Charles 1819-1885 (search)
Hawley, Charles 1819-1885 Author; born in Catskill, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1819; graduated at Williams College in 1840, and at the Union Theological Seminary in 1844: pastor of a Presbyterian church in Auburn, N. Y., in 1858-85; and a special United States commissioner to Denmark in 1867. He was the author of Early chapters of Cayuga history; Early chapters of Seneca history; History of first Presbyterian Church of Auburn, N. Y. He died in Auburn, N. Y., Nov. 26, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pilgrim fathers, the (search)
(q. v.) wrote a History of the Plymouth plantation, of which the following is an extract: The Pilgrims' arrival at Cape Cod. Being thus arived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees & blessed ye God of heaven, who had brought them over ye vast and furious ocean, and delivered them from all ye periles & miseries thereof, againe to set their feete on ye firme and stable earth, their proper elemente. And no marvell if they were thus joyefull, seeing wise Seneca was so affected with sailing a few miles on ye coast of his owne Italy; as he affirmed, that he had rather remaine twentie years on his way by land, then pass by sea to any place in a short time; so tedious & dreadful was ye same unto him. But hear I cannot but stay and make a pause, and stand half amased at this poore peoples presente condition; and so I thinke will the reader too, when he well considers ye same. Being thus passed ye vast ocean, and a sea of troubles before in their pre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), States, origin of the names of (search)
evada, a Spanish word. New Hampshire, so named by George Mason after Hampshire, a county in England. New Jersey, so called in honor of Sir George Carteret, one of its proprietors. who had been governor of the island of Jersey, in the British Channel. New York, so named in compliment to the Duke of York, to whom the territory was granted in 1664. Carolina, North and South, so named in compliment to Charles II. (Latin Carolus), who granted the colonial charter. Ohio (Indian), O-hee-yuh (Seneca) beautiful river. The French spell it O-y-o. Oregon, from oregano (Spanish)., the wild marjoram, which grows abundantly on the Pacific coast. Pennsylvania, Penn's woods, so named in honor of Admiral Penn, to whose son William it was granted by Charles II. Rhode Island, a corruption of Roode Islandt, Red Island, so named by the Dutch traders because of the abundance of cranberries found on the shore. Tennessee (Indian), river of the big bend. Texas, from an Aztec word signifying north coun