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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connor, Patrick Edward 1820-1891 (search)
Connor, Patrick Edward 1820-1891 Military officer; born in Ireland, March 17, 1820; came to the United States and was educated in New York City; served in the war with Mexico and then engaged in business in California. When the Civil War broke out he recruited a band of 200 men and was ordered to Utah to drive plundering Indians out of the overland routes of travel, and to check the threatened revolt among the Mormons. After marching 140 miles he fell upon a fortified camp of 300 Indians in Washington Territory and destroyed the whole band. At the close of the war he received the brevet of majorgeneral. Later he commanded 2,000 cavalry to punish the Sioux and Arapahoe Indians for their robberies. He met and defeated the latter at Tongue River in August, 1865. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 18, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gregg, David McMurtrie 1833- (search)
Gregg, David McMurtrie 1833- Military officer; born in Huntingdon, Pa., April 10, 1833; graduated at West Point in 1855, entering the dragoon service. He was in expeditions against the Indians in Washington Territory and the State of Oregon (1858-60), and was promoted to captain of cavalry in May, 1861. He was colonel of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry through the campaign in Virginia in 1862, and in November of that year was promoted to brigadier-general of volunteers. He commanded a division of cavalry in the Army of the Potomac from December, 1862, until February, 1865, when he resigned. In August, 1864, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers. He was appointed United States consul at Prague, Bohemia, in 1874.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Newell, William Augustus 1817- (search)
Newell, William Augustus 1817- Physician; born in Franklin, O., Sept. 5, 1817; graduated at Rutgers College in 1836. In 1847-49 and 1865-67 he was a member of Congress; in 1848 originated the United States life-saving service (see life-saving service, United States); and subsequently originated the Delaware breakwater, the United States agricultural bureau, and the purchase of the Mount Vernon estate for agricultural purposes. He was governor of New Jersey in 1857-59; superintendent of the life-saving service in 1860-64; an unsuccessful candidate for governor of New Jersey in 1876; governor of Washington Territory in 1876-80; and was appointed a United States Indian inspector in 1884. He has made his home in Olympia, Wash., since 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Oregon, (search)
wife a like number of acres; also, to every man and his wife who should settle on such land between Dec. 1, 1850, and Dec. 1, 1853, 160 acres of land each. Under this law 8,000 claims were registered in Oregon. Settlers in Oregon and in Washington Territory, in 1855, suffered much from Indians, who went in bands to murder and plunder the white people. The savages were so well organized at one time that it was thought the white settlers would be compelled to abandon the country. Major-Genern, which comprised all the United States territory west of the summit of the Rocky Mountains and north of the forty-second parallel. The territorial government went into operation on March 3, 1849, with Joseph Lane as governor. In 1853 Washington Territory was organized, and took from Oregon all its domain north of the Columbia River. In 1857 a convention framed a State constitution for Oregon, which was ratified, in November of that year, by the people. By the act of Feb. 14, 1859, Oregon
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Phelps, Thomas Stowell 1822- (search)
Phelps, Thomas Stowell 1822- Naval officer; born in Buckfield, Me., Nov. 2, 1822; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1846; promoted lieutenant in 1855; distinguished himself in the Civil War, preventing the union of reinforcements with the main Confederate body during the battle of West Point; was promoted rear-admiral in 1884; and retired in 1885. He wrote Reminiscences of Washington Territory.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rains, Gabriel James 1803-1881 (search)
Rains, Gabriel James 1803-1881 Military officer; born in Craven county, N. C., in June, 1803; graduated at West Point in 1827; served with distinction in the Seminole War, in which he was severely wounded, and was brevetted major for gallantry. In 1855 he was brigadier-general of volunteers in Washington Territory, and was lieutenant-colonel in the National army in the summer of 1861, when he resigned and became a brigadier-general of the Confederate army. In the battle of Wilson's Creek (q. v.) he led the advance division. He also commanded a division in the battles at Shiloh and Perryville. He died in Aiken, S. C., Sept. 6, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stevens, Isaac Ingalls 1818- (search)
39, 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 conWashington 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 Sherman in the Port Royal expedition in 1862; was afterwards attached to Pope's command, leading a division; and in the battle at Chantilly fe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sully, Alfred 1821- (search)
Sully, Alfred 1821- Military officer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1821; son of Thomas Sully, the emigrant painter; graduated at West Point in 1841; served in the Seminole War, and in the war against Mexico. He was colonel of the 3d Minnesota Regiment early in 1862, and in the Peninsular campaign commanded a brigade. He was also in the principal battles of the Army of the Potomac in Maryland and Virginia until the close of that year, and in the battle of Chancellorsville. He was sent to Dakota Territory in 1863 to keep the Indians in subjection, where he was successful, and served in the Northeast until his death in Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory, April 17, 1879.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
and the quarter-dollar, the dime, and half-dime at proportionate amounts, by act approved......Feb. 21, 1853 Territory of Washington formed by act approved......March 2, 1853 Congress authorizes a survey for a railway from the Mississippi to ted June 4, sentenced to ten years in Sing Sing......Oct. 31, 1885 All insurgents and unlawful assemblages in Washington Territory commanded to disperse by proclamation of President......Nov. 7, 1885 North, Central, and South American expositl, Secretary of Navy, and Secretary of Interior......Jan. 19, 1886 Four hundred Chinamen driven out of Seattle, Washington Territory, without violence, and sent to San Francisco, Feb. 7; riots result, and United States troops ordered out......Feb. 7-9, 1886 Proclamation of President orders unlawful assemblages in Washington Territory to disperse......Feb. 9, 1886 Major-Gen. W. S. Hancock, born 1824, dies at Governor's Island, N. Y.,......Feb. 9, 1886 Horatio Seymour, born 1810, dies
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, (search)
ondemned, and is finally hanged......Feb. 19, 1858 Col. George Wright subdues the Coeur d'alenes and Spokanes, and executes treaties of peace at the mission on a branch of the Coeur d'alenes......Sept. 17-23, 1858 Light-house on Cape Shoalwater, first illuminated......Oct. 1, 1858 First vessel direct from China to enter Puget Sound, the Lizzie Jarvis, arrives and secures a cargo of spars......October, 1858 That part of Oregon Territory not included in the State is added to Washington Territory by Congress......Feb. 14, 1859 Fort Colville established a few miles east of the old Hudson Bay Company's fort......June 20, 1859 First cargo of yellow-fir spars shipped to Atlantic ports of the United States from Port Gamble, in the Lawson, of Bath, Me......1860 University of Washington at Seattle, chartered 1861, opened......1862 Act of Congress approved, organizing as the Territory of Idaho that part of Washington east of Oregon and of the 117th meridian of west longitu
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