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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 16 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 10 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America, together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 10 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 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. 6 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 6 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 4 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 4 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burr, Aaron, 1716- (search)
solved to disband his men and fly. He told them to sell what provisions they had, and, if they chose, to settle on his Washita lands. They dispersed through the Mississippi Territory, and furnished an abundant supply of school-masters. singing-masters, dancing-masters, and doctors. A reward was offered for the capture of Burr, and he was arrested (Feb. 19. 1807) by the Register of the Land-office, assisted by Lieut. (afterwards Maj.-Gen.) Edmund P. Gaines, near Fort Stoddart, on the Tombigbee River, in eastern Mississippi. An indictment for high treason was found Against Burr by a grand jury for the District of Virginia. He was charged with levying war, by the collection of armed men at Blennerhassett's Island, within the dominion of Virginia. He was also charged with concocting a scheme for the overthrow of the national authority in the Western States and Territories. On these charges he was tried and acquitted. After his acquittal Burr went to England and sought to engage
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Credit Mobilier, (search)
been accused. The expulsion of one member was recommended, hut no further action was taken. In the House a resolution censuring two members was adopted. On the whole, the charges, though not without some basis, had been applied so promiscuously as to involve some men who were absolutely free from offence. See Ames, Oakes. Creek Indians, members of a noted confederacy whose domain extended from the Atlantic westward to the high lands which separate the waters of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers, including a greater portion of the States of Alabama and Georgia and the whole of Florida. It was with the people of this confederacy that Oglethorpe held his first interview with the natives on the site of Savannah. They called themselves Muscogees, but, the domain abounding in creeks, it was called the Creek country by the Europeans. Evidently the kindred in origin and language of the Chickasaws and Choctaws, they claimed to have sprung from the earth, emigrated from the Northwest
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnston, Joseph Eccleston 1809- (search)
espective commanding generals. The national government instantly rejected it, and General Grant was sent to Raleigh to declare that rejection, which he did April 24, and proclaimed that the truce would end in forty-eight hours. This notification was accompanied by a demand for the surrender of Johnston's army, on the terms granted to Lee. The capitulation was agreed upon at the house of James Bennett, near Durham's Station, April 26. About 25,000 troops were surrendered. The capitulation included all the troops in Johnston's military department. General Taylor surrendered at Citronelle, Ala., to General Canby, on the same terms, and the Confederate navy on the Tombigbee River was surrendered by Commander Farrand to Rear-Admiral Place of Johnston's surrender to Sherman. Thatcher. Gen. Wade Hampton, of Johnston's surrendered forces, refused to comply with the terms, and dashed off, with a considerable body of cavalry, towards Charlotte, to follow the fortunes of Jefferson Davis.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maubila, battle of (search)
Maubila, battle of At Choctaw Bluff, in Clarke county, Ala., about 25 miles above the confluence of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers, was a strong Indian town, the capital of Tuscaloosa, the head of the Mobilian tribes. Tuscaloosa was gigantic in stature, and was called the Black Warrior. De Soto had led his marauders through the beautiful Coosa country, and had, as usual, requited kind treatment by treachery and cruelty. He made captive the Coosa ruler, and carried off men, women, and children in chains as slaves. Arriving on the borders of Tuscaloosa's domain, at the great town of Tallase, he there released the Coosa chief, and found the Black Warrior at his temporary residence. He was seated on a commanding eminence, with beautiful mats under his feet, and surrounded by numerous attendants. Forty years of age, with a handsome face and grave aspect, a head taller than any of his warriors, and lord of many tribes, he was reverenced by his people and feared by all his neighb
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mims, Fort, massacre at (search)
spring of 1813 they were led to expect an exterminating blow. They knew that a British squadron was in the Gulf, and on friendly terms with the Spaniards at Pensacola. They prepared to defend themselves as well as they might. They learned that British agents at Pensacola were distributing supplies among the Creeks. Very soon hostilities began here and there, and the white people fled to secret places for refuge—some in the thick swamps not far above the junction of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers. There they were joined by wealthy half-blood families, and the house of Samuel Mims, an old and wealthy inhabitant, was strongly stockaded with heavy pickets. Several other buildings were enclosed within the acre of ground stockaded, and the whole was known as Fort Mims. Major Beasley was placed in command and authorized to receive any citizens who would assist in defence of the station, and issue soldiers' rations to them. Its dimensions were soon too small for the people who flock
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
ent to Don Luis de Unzaga......Oct. 29, 1770 Unzaga appointed captain-general of Caracas, Don Bernardo de Galvez assumes the government......Feb. 1, 1777 Galvez by proclamation grants privilege of trading with any part of the United States......April 20, 1778 Settlement called New Iberia on the Bayou Teche by about 500 immigrants from Canary Islands......January, 1779 Galvez captures Baton Rouge from the British......Sept. 21, 1779 Galvez moves against Fort Charlotte on the Mobile River and captures it......March 14, 1780 John James Audubon born at New Orleans......May 4, 1780 Galvez invests Pensacola, which capitulates......May 9, 1781 Treaty of peace at Paris between Great Britain, Spain, and the United States......Sept. 3, 1783 Galvez succeeds his father in the viceroyalty of Mexico in 1785; Don Estevan Miro acts in his place and receives his commission as governor......June 2, 1786 Gen. James Wilkinson reaches New Orleans in June with a small cargo of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, James Harrison (search)
He left Chickasaw Landing, on the Tennessee River, March 22, with about 13,000 men and six batteries. His men were all mounted excepting 1,500, who were used as an escort for baggage and supply-trains of 250 wagons. There was also a pontoon-train of thirty boats, conveyed by fifty-six mule wagons. This force moved on diverging routes, to perplex the Confederates. Their general course was a little east of south until they reached the Black Warrior River. In the fertile region of the Tombigbee River, the columns simultaneously menaced Columbus, in Mississippi, and Tuscaloosa and Selma, in Alabama. General Forrest, with his cavalry, was then on the Mobile and Ohio Railway, west of Columbus. But so rapid was Wilson's march that the guerilla chief could not reach him until he was far on his way towards Selma, on the Alabama River. Forrest pursued, but the movements of Wilson's troops were erratic, striking a Confederate force here and there, destroying property, and spreading g
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
mer Pat Rogers burned on the Ohio; fifty lives lost......July 26, 1874 Steam-yacht Mamie cut in two by steamer Garland on the Detroit River; sixteen lives lost......July 22, 1880 Steamer Victoria capsized on Thames River, Canada; 200 drowned......May 24, 1881 Steamer West Point burned in York River, Va.; nineteen lives lost......Dec. 26, 1881 Steamer Sciota wrecked in collision on the Ohio River; fifty-seven lives lost......July 4, 1882 Steamer W. H. Gardner burned on the Tombigbee River, 3 miles below Gainesville, Ala.; twenty-one lives lost......March 1, 1887 Notable wrecks and shipping disasters in foreign waters: Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean sea, etc. English ship Jane and Margaret, from Liverpool to New York, wrecked near the Isle of Man; over 200 lives lost......February, 1837 Governor Fenner, from Liverpool to America, run down off Holyhead by the steamer Nottingham, out of Dublin; 122 lives lost......Feb. 19, 1841 Emigrant ship Edmund, with nearly 2