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Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 8 0 Browse Search
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G. S. Hillard, Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General , U. S. Army 2 0 Browse Search
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Chapter IV old Red skillful shooting Yakima war a ludicrous mistake cut-mouth John's encounter Father Pandoza's Mission a snow storm failure of the expedition. Our camp on the Columbia, near Fort Vancouver, was beautifullchase, resumed its march to and through the Klikitat canion, and into the lower Yakima Valley, in the direction of the Yakima River. I had charge at the head of the column as it passed through the canon, and on entering the valley beyond, saw in thence five or six Indian scouts, whom I pressed very closely, until after a run of several miles they escaped across the Yakima River. The soil in the valley was light and dry, and the movement of animals over it raised great clouds of dust, that rldered and took the wrong divide. The moment I arrived at the top my guide — Donald McKay — who knew perfectly the whole Yakima range, discovered Nesmith's mistake. Word was sent to bring him back, but as he had already nearly crossed the plateau,
ort on the railroad-practicability of the passes examined by him; and his general report, sent to the Secretary of War, bears the date of February 25. Both of these reports appear in the first volume of the official publications on the Pacific Railroad route, made by order of Congress. His general conclusions were that between the parallels of 45° 30′ and 49° north latitude there are but two passes through the range practicable for a railroad,--that of the Columbia River and that of the Yakima River; that the latter was barely practicable, and that only at a high cost of time, labor, and money, while the former was not only undoubtedly practicable, but remarkably favorable. The Secretary of War, in his report to Congress, dated February 27, 1855, says, The examination of the approaches and passes of the Cascade Mountains, made by Captain McClellan, of the Corps of Engineers, presents a reconnoissance of great value, and, though performed under adverse circumstances, exhibits all t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Reservations,
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, (search)
d with a remnant of his party descends the Columbia, arriving at Fort Vancouver......Oct. 29, 1832 Fort Nisqually built by Archibald McDonald 4 or 5 miles from the mouth of the Nisqually River.......1833 Mission station established at Waiilatpu, near Walla Walla, by the Revs. Whitman, Spaulding, and Gray......1836 Lieut. R. E. Johnson, of the United States exploring expedition, with three men from Nisqually, visits Forts Okanagan, Colville, Lapwai, and Walla Walla, and returns by Yakima River......May–July, 1841 Michael T. Simmons, with five families, settles at Tumwater, at the head of Budd Inlet, naming it New Market......October, 1845 Congress notifies Great Britain that the conventions of 1818 and 1827, for joint occupation of Oregon Territory (including Washington) will terminate after twelve months......Feb. 9, 1846 Smithfield, afterwards (1850) Olympia, founded by Levi L. Smith and Edmund Sylvester......1846 Indian massacre at the Presbyterian mission at Wai