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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
war, and the poor man's fight, and would no longer lend themselves to the authorities at Richmond. The National army moved steadily forward. At Griswoldsville there was a sharp engagement (Nov. 22) with a portion of Hardee's troops sent up from Savannah, and several brigades of militia. The Confederates were repulsed with a loss of 2,500 men. Howard could have taken Macon after this blow upon its defenders, but such was not a part of Sherman's plan. The Nationals were attacked at the Oconee River while laying a pontoon bridge, but the assailants, largely composed of Wheeler's cavalry, were defeated. Kilpatrick made a feint towards Augusta to mislead the Confederates as to Sherman's destination, also to cover the passage of the army over the Ogeechee River, and, if possible, to release Union captives in the prison-pen at Millen. Kilpatrick and Wheeler had several skirmishes, but no severe battles. On Nov. 30, Sherman's whole army, excepting one corps, had passed the Ogeechee. T
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties,
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g. 7, 1790, by Gen. Henry Knox for the United States, and Alexander McGillivray and twenty-three other Creek chiefs, provided for the relinquishment of Georgia to claims of an immense tract of land belonging to the Creeks south and west of the Oconee River; the acknowledgment of the Creeks being under the protection of the United States; the resignation of the Creeks of all pretensions to lands north and east of the Oconee River; a mutual exchange of prisoners, and an agreement for the delivery Oconee River; a mutual exchange of prisoners, and an agreement for the delivery of an Indian murderer of a white man. A secret article provided that presents to the value of $1,500 should be distributed annually among the nation; annuities of $100 secured to six of the principal chiefs, and $1,200 a year to McGillivray annually, in the name of a salary; also the privilege of importing goods for supplying the Indians. These money considerations to the leaders were intended to secure their fidelity to the terms of the treaty.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Uchee Indians, (search)
Uchee Indians, A diminutive nation, seated in the beautiful country, in Georgia, extending from the Savannah River at Augusta to Milledgeville and along the banks of the Oconee and the headwaters of the Ogeechee and Chattahoochee. They were once a powerful nation, and claimed to be the oldest on the continent. Their language was harsh, and unlike that of any other; and they had no tradition of their origin, or of their ever having occupied any other territory than the domain on which they were found. They have been driven beyond the Mississippi by the pressure of civilization, and have become partially absorbed by the Creeks. Their language is almost forgotten, and the Uchees are, practically, one of the extinct nations.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
ndaries......Feb. 15, 1783 Treaty ratified at Augusta; Creeks cede country west of Tugaloo, including headwaters of Oconee River......May 31, 1783 Legislature convenes at Augusta......July 8, 1783 Franklin and Washington counties laid out onray with eight warriors accompanies Willet to Philadelphia and New York, when a treaty is concluded, ceding land south of Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers......Aug. 13, 1790 Two brass cannon, taken at Yorktown, are presented to the Chatham artillery of on-gin......May 27, 1793 General Clarke, claiming that by the treaty of 1790 certain lands on the south side of the Oconee River had been improperly ceded to the Creeks by the United States, takes possession, defying Georgia and United States, buttime for completion of contract is specified......April 24, 1802 Treaty at Washington; Creek Indians cede land between Oconee and Ocmulgee to the United States......Nov. 14, 1805 First session of legislature at Milledgeville, the new capital...
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yazoo lands. (search)
he South Carolina Yazoo Company for $66,964, 7,000,000 acres to the Virginia Yazoo Company for $93,742, and 3,500,000 acres to the Tennessee Yazoo Company for $16,876. This movement was in response to a prevailing spirit of land speculation stimulated by extensive migrations of people from the Atlantic seaboard to new lands in consequence of pecuniary embarrassments, a result of the Revolutionary War. In 1790 the national government, by treaty, gave much of the lands south and west of the Oconee River to the Creek Indians. This offended the Georgians, and the more violent among them proposed open resistance to the government and to settle on those lands in spite of the treaty. Sales of the lands were made to a Georgia Yazoo Company formed subsequent to the treaty. The sales in 1796 had amounted to $500,000, a sum totally inadequate for the amount of land purchased. There were evidences of great corruption on the part of the Georgia legislature, and in 1796 Congress revoked the sa