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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
the Union cavalry in Kentucky and Tennessee, and report to Thomas. It was believed that Thomas now had strength sufficient to keep Hood out of Tennessee, whose force then was about 35,000 infantry and 10,000 cavalry. When, on Nov. 1, Hood was laying a pontoon bridge over the Tennessee at Florence for the invasion of Tennessee, Sherman, who had pursued him, turned his forces towards Atlanta, his troops destroying all the mills and foundries at Rome, and dismantling the railway from the Etowah River to the Chattahoochee. The railways around Atlanta were destroyed, and on Nov. 14 the forces destined for the great march were concentrated around the doomed city. Those forces were composed of four army corps, the right wing commanded by Gen. O. O. Howard, and the left wing by Gen. H. W. Slocum. Howard's right was composed of the corps of Generals Osterhaus and Blair, and the left of the corps of Gen. J. C. Davis and A. S. Williams. General Kilpatrick commanded the cavalry, consistin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
to Ebenezer, headquarters of General Wayne, where Assembly meets......July 1, 1782 Savannah evacuated by British; Col. James Jackson selected to receive the keys......July 11, 1782 Executive council establish themselves in Savannah, and legislature convenes......July 14, 1782 Last blood of Revolution shed in Georgia, Col. John Laurens, killed in a skirmish at Combahee Ferry......Aug. 27, 1782 General Pickens and Colonel Clarke drive a party of marauding Tories from settlement on Etowah into Florida......Oct. 17, 1782 General McIntosh, John Houstoun, and Edward Telfair appointed agents to adjust the northern boundaries......Feb. 15, 1783 Treaty ratified at Augusta; Creeks cede country west of Tugaloo, including headwaters of Oconee River......May 31, 1783 Legislature convenes at Augusta......July 8, 1783 Franklin and Washington counties laid out on land ceded by the Creek Indians......February, 1784 Executive council notified of ratification by Congress of tr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White, Hugh Lawson 1773-1840 (search)
White, Hugh Lawson 1773-1840 Jurist; born in Iredell county, N. C., Oct. 30, 1773; enlisted as a private under General Sevier in 1800, and was with him when the power of the Cherokee Indians was crushed at the battle of Etowah. White is said to have decided that battle, for in the crisis of the action he shot and mortally wounded King Fisher, the leading chief, whereupon the Indians fled in all directions. White then studied law in Philadelphia, Pa., and began practice in Knoxville, Tenn.; was a judge of the Tennessee Supreme Court in 1811-17; and was elected United States Senator in 1825 and in 1831. In the convention at Baltimore, Md., May 20, 1836, when Martin Van Buren was unanimously nominated for President, Tennessee was not represented, that State having nominated Judge White for President in October of the previous year. Tie carried his State by nearly 10,000 majority and also received the electoral vote of Georgia. In 1840 he was placed upon the Whig ticket under th