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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 18 0 Browse Search
John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 8 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 4 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 2 0 Browse Search
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 2 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 2 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 2 0 Browse Search
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eviated to Sac, means yellow earth; Musquakee, now Fox, red earth. These two warlike tribes eventually became amalgamated; they were originally from the St. Lawrence River. The Foxes first settled at Green Bay, and the river near which they made their abode still bears their name. There they sustained a signal defeat by the united forces of the friendly Indians and French troops, and the slaughter was so great that the hill on which the engagement took place has ever since been called the Butte des Morts. This was modified by an old frontier settler, Mrs. Arndt, into Betty Mores. From this and various other causes the two tribes were so depleted that they joined forces, and, though still keeping their community independence, became practically one tribe. The subsequent war with the Six Nations left them too weak to stand alone. La Houton speaks of a Sac village on Fox River in 1689, and Father Hennepin, in r680, speaks of them as Ortagamies, and says they were residents of th
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The capture of Port Hudson. (search)
unded, 30 missing,--total, 353. The losses of the Confederates are not reported, but they destroyed their two gun-boats and all their transport steamers except one, which we captured, and their troops began to disperse soon after passing Franklin. We captured many prisoners on the march. Their gun-boats came down the Atchafalaya too late to dispute Grover's landing, were defeated by our flotilla, under Lieutenant-Commander A. P. Cooke, and the Queen of the West was destroyed. On the 20th Butte-à--la-Rose, with sixty men and two heavy guns, surrendered to Cooke, and the same day Banks occupied Opelousas. Here he received his first communication from General Grant, dated before Vicksburg, March 23d, and sent through Admiral Farragut. This opened a correspondence, the practical effect of which was to cause General Banks to conform his movements to the expectation that General Grant would send an army corps to Bayou Sara to join in reducing Port Hudson. Banks moved on to Alexan
Monroe, 1.498; operations directed by, 1.500-1.514; his expedition against the Hatteras forts, 2.106; commissioned to raise a volunteer force in New England, 2.108; troops raised by in New England, 2.323; put in command of the New Orleans expedition, 2.324; expeditions sent out by from New Orleans, 2.530; superseded by Gen. Banks, 2.530; his plan for surprising Richmond, 3.287; co-operative movements of against Petersburg and Richmond, 3.317-3.324; his Fort Fisher expedition, 3.476-3.481. Butte à la Rose, capture of, 2.600. C. Cabinet, President Lincoln's, 1.295. Cairo, Union camps formed at, 1.472; designs of Gen, Pillow against, 2.71. Calhoun, John C., declaration of (note), 1.41. Camden, Ark., capture of by Gen. Steele, 3.270. Campbell, Judge J. A., his letter to Seward in relation to Fort Sumter, 1.304. Campbellville Station, Tenn., battle at, 3.156. Camp Dick Robinson, established in Kentucky by Wm. Nelson, 2.73. Camp Hamilton, Col. Duryee and Gen. P
our forces; but our possession of it was imperfect and debated. Beyond and above, all was Rebel; while fortifications at Butte à la Rose, well up the Atchafalaya, and Fort Bisland, at Pattersonville, on the Teche, were intended to bar ingress by ouon first to the line of the Atchafalaya. An attempt to open the Bayou Plaquemine, connecting with the Atchafalaya near Butte à la Rose, having failed — the bayou being found so choked by three years accumulation of snags and drift as to be impassnks being still intent on opening the Atchafalaya by the meditated advance through the Bayou Plaquemine to the capture of Butte á la Rose, the next month was wasted on this enterprise; and the success at Carney's Bridge was not otherwise improved. ut he entered Opelousas in triumph on the same day April 20. that our gunboats. under Lt.-Com'g A. P. Cooke, captured Butte à la Rose, opening the Atchafalaya to Red river; so that communication was reestablished, May 2. through the gunboat A<
ns toward Red River were defended by strong works at Butte à la Rose, and on Bayou Teche by strong land fortifio impassable swamps on the left of the Teche Bayou. Butte á la Rose was defended by the gunboats of the enemy,uemine, which communicated with the Atchafalaya near Butte à la Rose. The command of Brigadier-General Weitz naval and military, moved up the Atchafalaya toward Butte á la Rose. An attempt was then made to get possession of Butte á la Rose, by combining the command of Weitzel, moving up the Atchafalaya, with that of General Emosippi by Bayou Plaquemine, their forces joining near Butte á la Rose. This attempt failed on account of the costeamers Queen of the west and Webb were reported at Butte á la Rose on the Atchafalaya, and it was understood by four companies of infantry, captured the works at Butte á la Rose, which contained two heavy guns and a largg off our supplies by the Teche. But the capture of Butte á la Rose, enabled us to open a new line of commun
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
Chester, Pa33,98820,22613,762 York, Pa33,70820,79312,915 Malden, Mass.33,66423,03110,633 Topeka, Kan33.60831,0072,601 Newton, Mass.33,58724,3799,208 Sioux City, la33,11137,806*4,695 Bayonne, N. J.32,72219,03313,689 Knoxville, Tenn32,63722,53510,102 Chattanooga, Tenn32,49029,1003,390 Schenectady, N. Y 31,53119,90211,780 Fitchburg, Mass.31,68222,0379,494 Superior, Wis 31,09111,98319,108 Rockford, Ill. 31,05123,5847,467 Taunton, Mass.31,03625,4485,588 Canton, O 30,66726,1894.478 Butte, Mont30,47010,72319,747 Montgomery, Ala30,34621,8838,463 Auburn, N. Y.30,34525,8584,487 East St. Louis, Ill.29,65515,16914,486 Joliet, Ill.29,35323,2646,089 Sacramento, Cal29,28226,3862,896 Racine, Wis 29,10221,0148,088 La Crosse. Wis 28.89525,0903,805 Williamsport, Pa 28,75727,1321,625 Jacksonville. Pa 28,42917,20111,228 Newcastle, Pa28,33911,60016,739 Newport, Ky 28.30124,9183,383 Oshkosh. Wis28,28422.8365,448 Noonsocket. R. I.28,20420,8307,374 Pueblo. Col 28,15724,5583,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Copper. (search)
h ore, when, for about sixty years, the mine was a State prison. The Lake Superior copper-mines (the most considerable in the world) were first worked, in modern times, in 1845, when traces of ancient mining were found near the Ontonagon River. The Jesuit missionaries had noticed copper ore in that region as early as the middle of the seventeenth century. In making excavations in 1848, a mass of copper, supported upon blocks of wood, with charred wood under it, was found 20 feet below the surface. When taken out it weighed 8 tons. The output of copper in the United States during the calendar year 1899 amounted to 585,342,124 pounds, valued at $104,190,898. In that and the following year the output at the famous Calumet and Hecla and other mines in the Lake Superior region, and at the mines at Butte, Mont., was largely increased, and there was a remarkable development of copper-mining in many parts of the country where the metal had not been supposed to exist in paying quantities.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colorado, (search)
eker and twelve others by Indians......Sept. 29, 1879 On the same day the Ute Indians ambush and attack 160 troops at Mill Creek, in Rio Blanca county. Captain Thornbury, the commander, killed; Captain Payne, of the 5th Cavalry, takes command. After being invested five days, they are relieved by Colonel Merritt......Oct. 5, 1879 [The troops lost fourteen killed and forty-three wounded.] First important discovery of silver in Gunnison county, the Forest Queen lode, made near Crested Butte......1879 Denver selected as permanent capital of the State......Nov. 4, 1881 Henry M. Teller appointed Secretary of the Interior in President Arthur's cabinet......April 6, 1882 Act passed providing for the establishment of a State home and industrial school for girls at Denver, and the first Monday in September of each year designated as Labor Day, a public holiday, by legislature in session......Jan. 5–April 4, 1887 A soldiers' and sailors' home at Monte Vista, a State normal
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New Hampshire Volunteers. (search)
December 6, arriving December 20. Attached to Sherman's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Gulf, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, to August, 1863. Service. Duty at Carrollton and in the Defenses of New Orleans, La., till April, 1863. Operations on Bayou Plaquemine and the Black and Atchafalaya Rivers February 12-28. Operations against Port Hudson, La., March 7-27. Fort Burton, Butte a la Rose, April 19. At Fort Burton till May 30. Ordered to Port Hudson May 30, and assigned as guard at arsenal of Banks' Army at Springfield Landing June 3 to July 9. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Occupation of works till August 1. Moved to Concord, N. H., August 1-14. Mustered out August 20, 1863. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 216 Enlisted men by disease. Total 221. 17th New Hampshire Regiment Infantry. Organization commenced November 19, 1862;
Weitzel's junction with Emory on the Plaquemine. Assuredly the Mississippi, for once true to Louisiana, was busy largessing the bayous in her favor. Meanwhile Butte-à--la-Rose was made a new objective under Banks' plan of campaign. The Butte was a fortified mound rising high at the junction of the Atchafalaya and Cow bayou. with four pieces of artillery. Banks, in his effort to make easy his Red river route by the bayou, had hoped from Weitzel's zeal to hear of the prompt capture of Butte-à--la-Rose. The high water, flooding the land and swelling the bayous, rendered this expedition impossible. It was reserved for the fleet, on April 20th, in conjp Red river. Weitzel had previously been despatched to move up the Teche, and having heard of the arrival of the Confederate vessels Queen of the West and Webb at Butte-à--la-Rose, he naturally wanted some gunboats for himself. Without a superior force of these at Berwick bay he could not longer hold his position on the Atchafala
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