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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stewart, Gideon Tabor 1824- (search)
Stewart, Gideon Tabor 1824- Lawyer; born in Johnstown, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1824; was educated in Oberlin, O.; began the practice of law in Norwalk in 1846, and for a time was editor of the Reflector. He removed to Dubuque, Ia., in 1861, and owned and published the Daily times during the Civil War. In 1876 he returned to Norwalk and resumed law practice. For many years Mr. Stewart was actively identified with the temperance movement, and in 1853 undertook to organize a National Prohibition party. The movement, owing to the Civil War and other causes, failed, but in 1869 such a party was formed in Chicago by a national convention, to which he was a delegate. He was for many years chairman of the national executive committee of his party, and was a candidate for a number of high offices in his State. In 1876 he was the candidate of his party for the Vice-Presidency on the ticket headed by Green Clay Smith, which received a popular vote of 9,522.
e 4, 1812 Fort Madison, built in 1808, on the site selected by Lieutenant Pike in 1805, is abandoned by the garrison and burned to prevent its falling into the hands of Indians and British......1813 Sioux annihilate Sac and Fox tribes near Dubuque; whites occupy deserted villages, but are driven out by United States troops under Lieut. Jefferson Davis, by order of Col. Zachary Taylor......1830 David Tothers makes the first settlement in Des Moines county, 3 miles southwest from the sit Hawk purchase, reserving 40 miles square to Keokuk......Sept. 21, 1832 Zachariah Hawkins, Benjamin Jennings, and others settle a colony at Fort Madison......1832 First permanent settlement in Scott county by Antoine le Claire......1833 Dubuque founded......1833 Iowa included in Territory of Michigan, erected by act approved......June 28, 1834 Aaron Street founds Salem, first Quaker settlement in Iowa......1834 Iowa included in Territory of Wisconsin, erected by act approved.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Dakota, State of (search)
oat to navigate the upper Missouri, the Yellowstone, built by the American Fur Company at Pittsburg, ascends the river as far as Fort Pierre......1831 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux signed by the Indians, ceding to the United States the territory east of the Big Sioux River......1851 Gen. W. S. Harney, with 1,200 men, marches from the Platte River to Fort Pierre, where they encamp for the winter......1855 First settlement established at Sioux Falls by the Western Town-lot Company, of Dubuque, Ia......1857 By organizing Nebraska Territory, May 30, 1854, and Minnesota State, May 11, 1858, the remainder of Dakota is left without legal name or existence......1858 Territory of Dakota organized with an area of 150,932 square miles, by act of Congress......March 2, 1861 Seat of government for Dakota Territory located at Yankton......1862 Sioux Falls destroyed by the Sioux Indians, and settlers flee to Yankton......1862 Fort Dakota built on reservation at Sioux Falls..
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilkie, Francis Bangs 1832-1892 (search)
Wilkie, Francis Bangs 1832-1892 Journalist; born in West Charleston, N. Y., in 1832; graduated at Union College in 1857; removed to Davenport, Ia., where he engaged in journalism in 1859. He was connected with the Herald in Dubuque till the Civil War began, and then went South as a war correspondent. He established and published for a short time Our whole nation, in Macon City, Mo., when he became war correspondent of the New York Times, and served as such for four years. He wrote for the Chicago Times for seventeen years under the name of Polinto; was the organizer and first president of the Chicago Press Club; and author of History of Davenport; Walks about Chicago; The history of Great inventions, etc. He died in Chicago, Ill., April 12, 1892.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Missouri Volunteers. (search)
which see. Bissell's Engineer Regiment of the West. Organized at St. Louis, Mo. Company A mustered in July 10, 1861. Company B organized at Paris, Edgar County, Ill., and mustered in at St. Louis August 5, 1861. Company C organized at Prairie City, Ill., and mustered in at St. Louis August 19. Company D organized at St. Louis and mustered in October 31, 1861. Company E organized at Adrian, Michigan, and mustered in at St. Louis August 23, 1861. Company F organized at Dubuque, Iowa, and mustered in October 31, 1861. Company G organized at Cape Girardeau, Mo., and mustered in September 17, 1861. Company H organized at Paris, Ill., and mustered in October 31, 1861. Company I organized in Iowa and mustered in October 31, 1861, at St. Louis, Mo. Company K organized at Burlington, Iowa, and mustered in at St. Louis, Mo., October 31, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to March, 1862. Unattached, Army of the Mississippi, to June, 1862. Engineer Brigade,
early defined. The Confederate army occupied the passes of the South Mountain range, that is the continuation north of the Potomac of the Blue Ridge and it became evident that to get at the main force of the enemy it would be necessary to wrest from him the passes of this range of mountains. To the Sixth Corps was assigned the attack upon Crampton's Pass, the one farthest south and nearest Harper's Ferry. The head of the column was veered to the south, and passing through the village of Jefferson on the 14th of September, halted a short distance from the town. Here the sound of cannon from the direction of South Mountain was heard by the men of the 121st. There was a feeling over us all, that a great battle was impending. We knew from common report that Lee, with as great a force as he could muster, was not far away, and this conflict and the part we should take in it was thoroughly discussed as we hurried along. Of one thing we were determined, and that was, that no matter wha
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 13 (search)
ght of the smallest bit of paper in his hand. During a long intervening period, however, I lectured a great deal in what were then called lyceum courses, which stretched over the northern half of the United States, forty years ago, to an extent now hardly conceivable. There were two or three large organizations, or bureaus, which undertook systematically the task of bringing speaker and audience together, with the least possible inconvenience to both. One of these, whose centre was Dubuque, Iowa, negotiated in 1867 for thirty-five lecturers and one hundred and ten lecture courses; undertaking to distribute the one with perfect precision, and to supply the other. As a result, the lecturer left home with a printed circular in his pocket, assigning his dozen or his hundred engagements, as the case might be. Many of these might be in towns of which he had never heard the names. No matter; he was sure that they would be there, posted a day's journey apart, and all ready to receive
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 52: Tenure-of-office act.—equal suffrage in the District of Columbia, in new states, in territories, and in reconstructed states.—schools and homesteads for the Freedmen.—purchase of Alaska and of St. Thomas.—death of Sir Frederick Bruce.—Sumner on Fessenden and Edmunds.—the prophetic voices.—lecture tour in the West.—are we a nation?1866-1867. (search)
strangers whose coming was a mystery. Beaumont was probably with Tocqueville. His lecturing tour extended as far west as St. Louis and Dubuque, and as far north as Milwaukee. The appointments which he filled were as follows: Pontiac, Mich., October 7; Grand Rapids, October 8; Lansing, October 9; Detroit, October 10; Ann Arbor, October 11; Battle Creek, October 12: Milwaukee, Wis., October 14; Ripon, October 15; Janesville, October 16; Belvidere, Ill.. October 17; Rockford, October 18; Dubuque, la., October 19; Bloomington, Il., October 21; Peoria, October 22: Galesburg, October 25; Chicago, October 29; St. Louis, Mo., November 1; Jacksonville, Ill., November 2; Quincy, November 4. Aurora, November 5; La Porte, Ind., November 6: Toledo, O., November 7. A severe cold, accompanied with hoarseness and exhaustion, obliged him to give up his engagements in Iowa (except at Dubuque), and to rest a few days in Chicago. At Dubuque his welcome was from Hon. William B. Allison, then a member
rters we lay down, and, all things considered, slept well till morning, at which time we turned out steaming, to continue our march. As we moved out of the charmed circle of Maryland Heights, the clouds broke away and the sun came forth intensely hot and scorching. Many of the infantry gave way under it. Some were sunstruck, and we now longed for the clouds as anxiously as before we had looked for the sun. Passing through a settlement called Middle Creek, and the pretty little village of Jefferson, at which we tarried awhile at noon, we arrived about sundown at the city of Frederick, since made famous by Whittier's Barbara Frietchie. The city lay in a section of country whose beauty was truly charming; and, indeed, the whole of Pleasant Valley,—that being the name of the stretch of territory over which we had just passed,—with its fresh green fields, and dwellings betokening an air of unusual thrift and comfort, having the Blue Ridge as a background, presented a picture of rural lo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.43 (search)
lk creek. W. W. George, Twenty-sixth Battalion, Princeton, Mercer co. W. G. Herrington, Twenty-fifth Battalion, Shelby, Cleveland county, N. C. R. C. Campbell, Fifty-third Infantry, King William county. J. Walker Frasier, First Cavalry, Loudoun county. C. P. Johnson, McNeil's Battalion, P. R. Hampshire county. P. B. Akers, Eleventy Infantry, Lynchburg. L. Green, Fifth Cavalry, Petersburg. H. C. Jones, Fiftieth Infantry, Gladesville. J. S. Hempstead, Twenty-fifth Infantry, Dubuque, Ia. W. D. Dodson, Fifth Cavalry, Danville. Robert B. Hart, Fifth Cavalry, Stevensville. John W. Davis, Twentieth Cavalry, Clarksburg. Hopkins Harden, Nineteenth Infantry, Scottsville. Francis R. Haynes, Twenty-fourth Cavalry, Cobb's Creek. Thornton J. Berry, Twenty-fifth Infantry, Salt Lick. Norman D. Embry, Twenty-fifth Cavalry, Pineville. Alex. R. Humphries, Twenty-sixth Battalion, Lewisburg. C. D. Fitzhugh, First Cavalry, Hagerstown, Md. Seven Virginia officer
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