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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Custom-house, (search)
astport, Ellsworth, Houlton, Kennebunk, Machias, Portland, Saco, Waldoborough, Wiscasset, York. Maryland—Annanolis, Baltimore. Crisfield. Massachusetts—Barnstable, Boston, Edgarton, Fall River, Gloucester, Marblehead, Nantucket, New Bedford, Newburyport, Plymouth. Salem. Michigan—Detroit, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids. Marquette, Port Huron. Minnesota—Duluth, St. Paul. Mississippi—Natchez, Shieldsborough, Vicksburg. Missouri—Kansas City, St. Joseph, St. Louis. Montana—Fort Benton. Nebraska—Omaha. New Hampshire—Portsmouth. New Jersey—Bridgeton, Newark, Perth Amboy, Somers Point, Trenton, Tuckerton. New York—Albany, Buffalo, Cape Vincent, Dunkirk, New York, Ogdensburg, Oswego, Patchogue, Plattsburg, Port Jefferson, Rochester, Sag Harbor, Suspension Bridge. North Carolina—Beaufort, Edenton, Newberne, Wilmington. Ohio–Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Sandusky, Toledo. Oregon–Astoria, Empire City, Portland, Yaquina. Pennsylv
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Meagher, Thomas Francis 1823- (search)
h he escaped, and landed in New York in 1852. Lecturing with success for a while, he studied law, entered upon its practice, and in 1856 edited the Irish news. When the Civil War broke out he raised a company in the 69th New York Volunteers, and, as major of the regiment, fought bravely at Bull Run. Early in 1862 he was promoted brigadiergeneral of volunteers, and served in the Army of the Potomac in the campaign against Richmond that year. He was in Richardson's division in the battle of Thomas Francis Meagher. Antietam. Engaged in the desperate battle of Fredericksburg, he was badly wounded. Immediately after the battle of Chancellorsville (q. v.) he resigned. He was recommissioned brigadier-general of volunteers early in 1864, and was assigned to the command of the district of Etowah. In 1865 he was appointed secretary, and in 1866 became acting governor of Montana. While engaged in operations against hostile Indians, he was drowned at Fort Benton, Mont., July 1, 1867.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri River, the (search)
Mississippi River, from its confluence with the Missouri, should be called the Missouri; and that the Mississippi proper, above that confluence, is a branch of the Missouri. Above their confluence the Mississippi drains 169,000 square miles, and the Missouri drains 518,000 square miles. From that point to Lake Itasca the length of the Mississippi is 1,330 miles; while that of the Missouri, from its sources in Madison, Red Rock, and Gallatin lakes, is about 3,047 miles. At the confluence of the rivers the Mississippi has a mean discharge of 105,000 cubic feet of water a second, and the Missouri 120,000 cubic feet a second. Above that confluence the Missouri is navigable to Fort Benton, Mont., by good-sized steamboats, a distance of 2,682 miles, or more than twice the length of the Mississippi from Lake Itasca to its confluence with the Missouri. Reckoning the Mississippi below the confluence as the Missouri makes the latter, to the Gulf—4,347 miles —the longest river in the wo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Montana, (search)
1842 De Smet establishes St. Ignatius mission in the Flathead Lake Valley......1845 American Fur Company builds Fort Benton......1846 Steamboat El Paso reaches the mouth of Milk River......1850 Francis Finlay, alias Benetsee, a half-bre, etc., with Benetsee for gold-dust......1858 Stern-wheel steamboat the Chippewa reaches Fort Brule, 12 miles below Fort Benton......July 17, 1859 Chippewa reaches Fort Benton, the first steamboat to arrive there, but is followed the same day Fort Benton, the first steamboat to arrive there, but is followed the same day by the Key West......July 2, 1860 Capt. James Fisk's first expedition, consisting of 100 men and thirty women and children from Minnesota, arrives at Gold Creek, Deer Lodge county......Sept. 26, 1862 Discovery of gold in the Alder Gulch nearming......March 1, 1872 Expedition under Thomas P. Roberts explores the upper Missouri from the three forks down to Fort Benton......1872 Seat of government removed from Virginia City to Helena......1875 General Forsythe, under orders from