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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stevens, Isaac Ingalls 1818- (search)
Stevens, Isaac Ingalls 1818- Military officer; born in Andover, Mass.. March 25, 1818; graduated at West Point, first in his class, in 1839, and entered the engineer corps. He was attached to General Scott's staff during the war in Mexico (1847-48) as adjutant, and was severely wounded in the attack on the city of Mexico. He resigned in 1853, and was appointed governor of Washington Territory and placed in charge of the survey of a route for a North Pacific railway, establishing its practicability. Governor Stevens was a delegate to Congress from Washington Territory from 1857 till 1861. A leading Democrat, he was in the convention at Charleston and Baltimore in 1860, and supported Breckinridge for the Presidency; but when the secession movements began he advised Buchanan to dismiss Floyd and Thompson, and supported the government nobly with his sword in the Civil War that ensued, entering the military service as colonel of the 79th New York Highlanders. He was active under
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Montana, (search)
in Gallatin Valley......1840 De Smet establishes a mission on the St. Mary's River in the Bitter Root Valley......September, 1842 De Smet establishes St. Ignatius mission in the Flathead Lake Valley......1845 American Fur Company builds Fort Benton......1846 Steamboat El Paso reaches the mouth of Milk River......1850 Francis Finlay, alias Benetsee, a half-breed Scotch-and-Indian trader, settled in what is now Deer Lodge county on Gold Creek, discovers gold......1852 Gov. Isaac I. Stevens explores a route for a Pacific Railroad from St. Paul across Montana to the Pacific Ocean......1853 Sir George Gore leaves St. Louis with forty men, explores the headwaters of Powder River, and builds a fort on Tongue River, 8 miles from its junction with the Yellowstone......1855 John Silverthorn trades tobacco, etc., with Benetsee for gold-dust......1858 Stern-wheel steamboat the Chippewa reaches Fort Brule, 12 miles below Fort Benton......July 17, 1859 Chippewa reaches
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, (search)
a), and confirms titles of lands held by missionary stations before the establishment of Oregon, not exceeding 640 acres each, to their religious societies......March 2, 1853 T. J. Dryer and party ascend Mount St. Helen, which they discover to be an expiring volcano......1853 Wagon-road opened over the Cascade Mountains, and thirty-five wagons, with 100 or 200 emigrants, reach Puget Sound......1853 Henry L. Yesler builds Puget Sound's first steam saw-mill at Seattle......1853 I. I. Stevens, appointed governor of the Territory, arrives at Olympia, Nov. 26, and organizes the government......Nov. 28, 1853 First federal court held in Washington at Cowlitz Landing by Judge Monroe......Jan. 2, 1854 Treaty at Point Elliott, near the mouth of Snohomish River, with 2,500 Indians, agreeing upon a reservation on the Lummi River, Jan. 22, and later with the tribes farther north, selecting a reservation about the head of Hood Canal......January, 1854 Capital fixed at Olympia b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Washington, (search)
f that State and the Rocky Mountains, embracing the present State of Idaho and parts of Montana and Wyoming. The San Juan Islands, formerly claimed by Great Britain, were decided, in 1872, by the arbitration of the Emperor of Germany, State seal of Washington. to belong to the United States. Washington was admitted as a State in 1889. Olympia is the capital. The population in 1890 was 349,390; in 1900, 518,103. See United States, Washington, vol. IX. Territorial governors. I. I. Stevensassumes officeNov. 28, 1853 Fayette McMullenassumes officeSeptember, 1857 C. H. Mason, actingassumes officeJuly, 1858 Richard D. Gholsonassumes office1859 Henry M. McGill, actingassumes officeMay, 1860 W. H. Wallaceassumes office1861 L. J. S. Turney, actingassumes office1861 William Pickeringassumes officeJune, 1862 Marshall F. Mooreassumes office1867 Alvan Flandersassumes office1869 Edward S. Salomonassumes office1870 Elisha Pyre Ferryassumes office1872 William A. Newellassum
henson, Luther, Jr. Born in Massachusetts. Captain, 4th Infantry, M. V. M., in service of the U. S., Apr. 22, 1861. Mustered out, July 22, 1861. Captain, 1st Battalion Mass. Infantry, afterward 32d Mass. Infantry, Nov. 28, 1861. Major, Aug. 11, 1862; mustered, Feb. 24, 1863. Lieut. Colonel, Dec. 29, 1862; mustered, May 26, 1863. Discharged (disability resulting from wound received in action), June 28, 1864. Brevet Colonel and Brig. General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Stevens, Isaac Ingalls. Born at Andover, Mass., Mar. 25, 1818. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1835, to July 1, 1839. Second Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1839. First Lieutenant, July 1, 1840. Brevet Captain, Aug. 20, 1847. Brevet Major, Sept. 13, 1847. Resigned, Mar. 16, 1853. Colonel, 79th N. Y. Infantry, July 30, 1861. In the defences of Washington, July 30 to Oct. 21, 1861. Brig. General, U. S. Volunteers, Sept. 28, 1861. In command of brigade in the Port Royal expeditionary co
ssachusetts. Major, Assistant Adj. General, U. S. Volunteers, June 13, 1863. Honorably discharged, Mar. 30, 1864. Died, Sept. 8, 1887. Stearns, Henry Putnam. Born in Massachusetts. Major, Surgeon, 1st Conn. Infantry, Apr. 18, 1861; mustered, Apr. 23, 1861. Mustered out, July 31, 1861. Major, Surgeon, U. S. Volunteers, Sept. 21, 1861. Brevet Lieut. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 22, 1865. Mustered out, Aug. 25, 1865. Stephenson, Luther, Jr. See General Officers. Stevens, Isaac Ingalls. See General Officers. Stevenson, Robert Hooper. See General Officers. Stevenson, Thomas Greely. See General Officers. Stiles, Daniel Fraser. Born in Massachusetts. Q. M. Sergeant and Commissary, 1st D. C. Infantry, Aug. 6, 1861, to Nov. 30, 1862. Second Lieutenant, Dec. 1, 1862. Transferred to 2d D. C. Infantry, Feb. 28, 1865. First Lieutenant, Mar. 21, 1865. Mustered out, Sept. 12, 1865. Second Lieutenant, 26th U. S. Infantry, Jan. 22, 1867; accepted, Mar. 27
ned, May 14, 1863. Died, Sept. 8, 1887. Stearns, Henry Putnam. Born in Massachusetts. Major, Surgeon, 1st Conn. Infantry, Apr. 18, 1861; mustered, Apr. 23, 1861. Mustered out, July 31, 1861. Major, Surgeon, U. S. Volunteers, Sept. 21, 1861. See U. S. Army. Stevens, Gorham Phillips. Residence at Boston, Mass., at time of enlistment. Second Lieutenant, 70th N. Y. Infantry, Jan. 1, 1862. First Lieutenant, May 5, 1862. Died at Harrison's Landing, Va., Aug. 12, 1862. Stevens, Isaac Ingalls. See General Officers. Stevens, William Oliver. Residence at North Andover, Mass., at time of enlistment. Captain, 72d N. Y. Infantry, May 30, 1861. Major, July 23, 1861. Colonel, Sept. 8, 1862. Died, May 4, 1863, of wounds received in action at Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Stiles, Daniel Fraser. Born in Massachusetts. Quartermaster Sergeant and Commissary, 1st D. C. Infantry, Aug. 6, 1861, to Nov. 30, 1862. Second Lieutenant, Dec. 1, 1862. Transferred to 2
el Luther, Jr., of the 32d Mass. Infantry, to be Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, by brevet, for gallant and meritorious services in the campaign against Richmond, Va., to date from Mar. 13, 1865. G. O. 67, July 16, 1867. — Brevet Colonel Luther, Jr., U. S. Volunteers, and Lieut. Colonel of the 32d Mass. Infantry, to be Brig. General, U. S. Volunteers, by brevet, for gallant and meritorious service in the campaign against Richmond, Va., to date from Mar. 13, 1865. G. O. 67, July 16, 1867. Stevens, Major Atherton, Jr., of the 4th Mass. Cavalry, to be Lieut. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, by brevet, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, to date from Mar. 13, 1865. G. O. 65, June 22, 1867. Stevenson, Lieut. Colonel Robert H., of the 24th Mass. Infantry, to be Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, by brevet, for gallant and meritorious services at the battles of Roanoke Island, and New Berne, N. C., and for gallant and meritorious services during the war, to date from Mar. 13,
ut the South, at date; editorial. Boston Evening Journal, Jan. 29, 1861, p. 2, col. 1; Jan. 30, p. 2, col. 2. — Right of. Joel Parker. North American Rev., vol. 93, p. 212. — Threats of, and grievances of the South, in report of speech by Chas. Francis Adams in the House of Representatives, Washington, Jan. 31, 1861. Boston Evening Journal, Feb. 2, 1861, p. 4, cols. 2-4. Secessionville, S. C. Engagement of June 16, 1862. Secret history of attack and defeat; letter of Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens to Maj.-Gen. Hunter. Boston Evening Journal, July 18, 1862, p. 4, col. 2. — – 28th Regt. M. V. I. loses twenty men. Boston Evening Journal, June 28, 1862, p. 2, cols. 1, 2; p. 4, cols. 1, 4. — Engagement of July 16, 1863. Boston Evening Journal, July 18, 1863, p. 2, cols. 2, 5, 7; July 20, p. 4, cols. 2, 5; July 22, p. 2, col. 1. Secret service of the Confederacy. James D. Bulloch, rev. of. H. C. Lodge. Atlantic, vol. 53, p. 260. Self-possession vs. prepossess
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
ele, N. F., 355 Steele, Robert, 136 Steele, W. H., 355 Steele, W. R., 229, 355, 558 Steigher, J. J., 136 Stephens, Ammi, 136 Stephenson, C. A., 136 Stephenson, G. B., 136 Stephenson, Luther, Jr., 195, 229, 446, 558 Sterling, E. R., 355 Stevens, A. H., Jr., 229, 558 Stevens, A. L., 136 Stevens, C. B., 355 Stevens, C. H., 355 Stevens, D. D., 499 Stevens, D. N., 355 Stevens, E. L., 355, 724 Stevens, G. F., 355 Stevens, G. O., 355 Stevens, G. P., 480 Stevens, H., 572 Stevens, I. I., 195, 446, 480, 724 Stevens, J. T., 4th Mass. Inf., 355 Stevens, J. T., 42d Mass. Inf., 355 Stevens, Thomas, 136 Stevens, W. O., 480 Stevens, W. S., 355 Stevenson, Hannah E., 594 Stevenson, R. H., 196, 229, 446, 558 Stevenson, T. G., 196, 229, 446, 607, 724 Stewart, C. A., 138 Stewart, E. W. B., 138 Stewart, G. M., 46th Mass. Inf., 355 Stewart, G. M., 42d Mass. Inf., 355 Stewart, J. M., 355 Stewart, W. H., 138 Stickney, Albert, 229 Stickney, J. B., 355 Stickney, J. E.,