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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colonial settlements. (search)
when John Stuart, an agent faithful to his trust, had already carried the frontier line to the northern limit of North Carolina. He was now ordered to continue it to the Ohio, at the mouth of the Kanawha. By such a line all Kentucky, as well as the entire territory northwest of the Ohio, would be severed from the jurisdiction of Virginia and confirmed to the Indians by treaties. Virginia strenuously opposed this measure; and, to thwart the negotiations of Stuart with the Indians, sent Thomas Walker as her commissioner to the congress of the Six Nations held at Fort Stanwix (q. v.) late in the autumn of 1768. There about 3.000 Indians were present, who were loaded with generous gifts. They complied with the wishes of the several agents present, and the western boundary-line was established at the mouth of the Kanawha to meet Stuart's line on the south. From the Kanawha northward it followed the Ohio and Alleghany rivers, a branch of the Susquehanna, and so on to the junction of C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Combs, Leslie 1794-1881 (search)
rd to Harrison of his near approach. He called for a volunteer, when Leslie Combs—then nineteen years of age —promptly responded. When we reach Fort defiance, said Combs, if you will furnish me with a good canoe, I will carry your despatches to General Harrison and return with his orders. I shall only require four or five volunteers and one of my Indian guides to accompany me. Combs was properly equipped, and on May 1 he started on his perilous errand, accompanied by two brothers named Walker and two others (Paxton and Johnson); also by young Black Fish, a Shawnee warrior. They passed the rapids in safety, when the roar of the siege met their ears. Great peril was in their way. It was late in the morning. To remain where they were until night or to go on was equally hazardous. We must go on, said the brave Combs. As they passed the last bend in the stream that kept the fort from view they were greatly rejoiced to see the flag was still there, and that the garrison was holdin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
e descend the Mississippi River to lat. 33°......1673 Robert Cavalier de La Salle builds Fort Prud'homme on the fourth Chickasaw bluff of the Mississippi River......1682 M. Charleville, a French trader, builds a trading-house near the present site of Nashville......1714 French erect Fort Assumption on the Mississippi at the fourth Chickasaw bluff......1714 Bienville makes a treaty of peace with the Chickasaw Indians at Fort Assumption......June, 1739 Party of Virginians, Dr. Thomas Walker and others; discover the Cumberland Mountains, Cumberland Gap, and Cumberland River......1748 Fort Loudon founded about 30 miles from the present Knoxville......1856 Colonel Bird builds Long Island Fort on the Holston River, where the American army winters......1758 Cherokees capture Fort Loudon. The garrison, after the surrender, start out for Fort Prince George; after proceeding about 15 miles they are massacred by the Indians......Aug. 7, 1760 Capt. James Smith and othe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
in the reduction of Carthagena, West Indies. Lawrence Washington, half-brother of George Washington, is a captain in it, embarking......1740 Mount Vernon, named by Lawrence Washington after Admiral Vernon, who commanded the fleet against Carthagena......1740 George Whitefield comes to Virginia......1740 Richmond incorporated......1742 Augustine Washington, father of George Washington, dies......April, 1743 Thomas Jefferson born in Albemarle county......April 2, 1743 Dr. Thomas Walker, of the council of Virginia, crosses and names the Cumberland Mountains......1747 Harper's Ferry, named after Robert Harper, an English millwright, who obtains a grant of it from Lord Fairfax......1748 Thomas Lee, of the council, proposes to form the Ohio Company, consisting of himself and twelve others, among them Lawrence and Augustine Washington......1748 They obtain a grant of 600,000 acres west of the mountains and south of the Ohio River between the Monongahela and the K
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Walker, Thomas 1715-1794 (search)
Walker, Thomas 1715-1794 Patriot; born in Gloucester county, Va., Jan. 25, 1715; educated at William and Mary College; studied medicine and practised in Fredericksburg, Va. In 1750 he travelled west and was probably the first white man to pass the present boundaries of Kentucky. He was commissary-general under Washington in General Braddock's army, and was present at the latter's defeat. In 1775 he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses, where he served on the second committee of safety; in 1777 was appointed with his son, Col. John Walker, to visit the Indians in Pittsburg, Pa., for the purpose of gaining their friendship for the Americans; and in 1778 was made president of the commission to settle the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina. Walker Mountains in southwestern Virginia were named after him. He died in Albemarle county, Va., Nov. 9, 1794. His son, John, legislator; born in Albemarle county, Va., Feb. 13, 1744, was an aide to Washington during the R
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 3: the Proclamation.—1863. (search)
ve remained true to the anti-slavery cause; that the Star, Daily News, The chief proprietor of the Morning Star was Samuel Lucas, a brother-inlaw of John Bright; its editors, Justin McCarthy and F. W. Chesson. The Daily News was edited by Thomas Walker, with the powerful aid of Harriet Martineau, who wrote scores of editorials on the American question. Westminster Review, Spectator, Nonconformist, British Standard, Dial, Birmingham Post, The Birmingham Post published an instructive seried in a volume (London, 1870). Manchester Examiner, Newcastle Chronicle, Caledonian Mercury, Belfast Whig, The Belfast Whig was the most influential journal in the north of Ireland. Its editor, Mr. Frank Harrison Hill, afterwards succeeded Thomas Walker as editor of the Daily News. and a host of other representatives of the fourth estate, have never departed from the pure faith. The working classes also have proved to be sound to the core, whenever their opinion has been tested. Witness th
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 2: (search)
was succeeded by H. C. Nash (killed), and he by J. M. Sims. Captain Reeder was succeeded by H. M. Richardson. When the Seventeenth regiment Georgia volunteers was organized, H. L. Benning was made colonel; W. C. Hodges lieutenant-colonel; Thomas Walker, major; T. A. Klink, adjutant; G. H. King, commissary, and T. C. Shorter, quartermaster. The captains were D. B. Harrell (A), H. L. French (B), F. S. Chapman (C), C. G. Campbell (D), John A. McGregor (E), D. B. Thompson (F), Augustus C. JoneIts colonel, H. L. Benning, became brigadier-general and was succeeded by Lieut.-Col. Wesley C. Hodges, upon whose promotion Charles W. Matthews became lieutenant-colonel, and upon his death in action W. A. Barden succeeded to the vacancy. Maj. Thomas Walker was followed by J. H. Pickett, W. A. Barden and J. B. Morris. Captain Harrell was succeeded by D. H. Wilmot; Chapman by J. B. Moore; Campbell by V. A. S. Parks and J. H. Martin; McGregor by J. N. Tyers; Thompson by H. McCauley and J. H. Wee
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Burkett Davenport Fry. (search)
ecuted in 1749 the first map of Virginia founded on actual surveys, and was the commander of the Virginia forces raised for service against the French on the Ohio in 1754. The youthful George Washington was the lieutenant-colonel of the Virginia regiment, and on the sudden death of Colonel Fry at Will's Creek, May 31, 1754, succeeded to the command. The Rev. Henry Fry, the second son of Colonel Joshua Fry, a man of attainments and of pious usefulness, married Susan, the daughter of Dr. Thomas Walker, the pioneer explorer of Kentucky, and his wife Mildred (Thornton), widow of Nicholas Meriwether. These progenitors number among their descendants the worthy names of Bell, Bullitt, Cabell, Coles, Cooke, Gilmer, Green, Lewis, McDonald, Morton, Maury, Maupin, Slaughter, Speed, and others. Thornton Fry, son of Rev. Henry Fry, married Eliza R., daughter of Hon. Philip Rootes Thompson, of Culpeper county, and member of Congress 1801-1807. These were the parents of Burkett Davenport Fr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
chase by Congress recommended. 382. Turner, Adjutant John R., 12. Tyler, Hon. Lyon G., 364. United Confederate Veterans, Second Anniversary of the organization of, 289. United States Naval Records office, 364. United States War Records office, 364. Valley of Virginia, Campaign in 1864, 80, 243. Vance, Gov. Z. B., 407. Venable, Col. Charles S.,4; his tribute to Gen. John R. Cooke, 325. Walker's Nicaragua Expedition, 287. Walker, Gen., R. Lindsay, Death of, 93. Walker, Dr., Thomas, The Kentucky pioneer, 288. Walthall, Hon. E. C.. Address on the South, 298. War for Southern Independence, Causes of the, 221; History of the, 382. War Records Office, Courtesies of, 364. Weisiger. Gen D. A., 7 36. Wilcox, Gen. C. M., Injustice to, 77: Mentioned, 417; Death of, 94. Wilcox Farm, 4, 21. Wilderness, Battle of the, 241. Williams, Col., Sol, 344. Williamsburg, Va., Junior Guard, Roll of 275. Winchester, Battle of, 247. Winston, Col. J. R., 430
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
Generals Ewell, Lee, and all of the command who were not killed, had surrendered, and he desired us to surrender in order to prevent the further useless effusion of blood. This proposition I declined, on the ground that we had received no orders from our commanders to surrender. I reported the interview to General Barton, and about that time a squadron of cavalry rode up from the rear and we surrendered. I surrendered my sword, which had been the dress-sword of my great-grandfather, Dr. Thomas Walker, of Castle Hill, to a lieutenant, taking down his name, and some years since I recovered it by paying $25 (C. O. D.) As this letter is already too long, I must close, with the remark that the men on the left were comparatively raw troops, and yet they acted with wonderful coolness and gallantry. Very respectfully, R. T. W. Duke, Late Lieutenant-Colonel Second Battalion Va. Reserves. P. S.—John Preston Goss, Esq., clerk in the First Auditor's office, was my sergeant-major,
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