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e governor said, In this emergency Iowa must not and does not occupy State seal of Iowa. a doubtful position. For the Union as our fathers formed it, and for the government they framed so wisely and so well, the people of Iowa are ready to pledge every fighting-man in the State and every dollar of her money and credit. That pledge was redeemed by sending over 75,000 men to the front. The present constitution of Iowa was framed by a convention at Iowa City early in 1857, and was ratified Aug. 3. The clause confining the privilege of the elective franchise to white citizens was stricken out by act of the legislature, and was ratified by the people in 1868. In 1900 Iowa ranked as the first corn-producing State in the country, with an output of 305.859,948 bushels, valued at $82,582,186; the first in hay; and the second in oats. The equalized valuation of all taxable property was $539,673,691; and the total bonded debt was $10,937. During the past five years the bank deposits
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McNeil, John 1813-1891 (search)
McNeil, John 1813-1891 Military officer; born in Halifax, N. S., Feb. 4, 1813; was a hatter in St. Louis about twenty years, and then president of an insurance company; entered the Union service with General Lyon in May, 1861; and was in command of St. Louis, under Fremont. He was made colonel of the 19th Missouri Volunteers Aug. 3, and early in 1862 took command of a cavalry regiment and of a military district in Missouri, in which he distinguished himself by clearing out the guerillas; and was promoted brigadiergeneral. He assisted in driving the forces under Price out of Missouri in the fall of 1864. He was a commissioner to the Centennial Exposition in 1876 and an Indian inspector in 1878 and 1882. He died in St. Louis, June 8, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oriskany, battle of (search)
he Mohawk chief, came from Canada in the spring of 1777, and in June was at the head of a band of Indian marauders on the upper waters of the Susquehanna. Brig.-Gen. Nicholas Herkimer was at the head of the militia of Tryon county, N. Y., and was instructed by General Schuyler to watch and check the movements of the Mohawk chief, whose presence had put an end to the neutrality of his tribe and of other portions of the Six Nations. Hearing of the siege of Fort Schuyler by Colonel St. Leger (Aug. 3), Herkimer gathered a goodly number of Tryon county militia, and marched to the relief of the garrison. He and his little army were marching in fancied security on the morning of Aug. 6 at Oriskany, a few miles west of the present city of Utica, when Tories and Indians from St. Legers camp, lying in ambush, fell upon the patriots at all points with great fury. Herkimer's rear-guard broke and fled; the remainder bravely sustained a severe conflict for General Herkimer's residence. mor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schuyler, Fort (search)
was a small garrison there in the summer of 1777, commanded by Col. Peter Gansevoort. It stood as a sort of barrier against hostile tribes of the Six Nations. The little garrison had been reinforced by the regiment of Col. Marinus Willett, and was well provisioned. Burgoyne had sent Colonel St. Leger with Canadians, Tories, and Indians, by way of Lake Ontario, to penetrate the Mohawk Valley and made his way to Albany, there to meet the general. St. Leger appeared before Fort Schuyler on Aug. 3. The Tories in his train were commanded by Colonels Johnson, Claus, and Butler, and the Indians by Brant. On receiving news that General Herkimer was coming to the aid of the garrison with the Tryon county militia a larger portion within the fort made a sortie. They fell upon the camp of Johnson's Greens so suddenly and furiously that they were dispersed in great confusion, Sir John not having time to put on his coat. Papers, clothing, stores, and other spoils of his camp sufficient to f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tripoli, War with (search)
roying the Philadelphia in the harbor of Tripoli greatly alarmed the Bey (see Philadelphia, the). For a while Preble blockaded his port; and in July, 1804, he entered the. harbor (whose protection lay in heavy batteries mounting 115 guns) with his squadron. The Tripolitans also had in the harbor nineteen gunboats, a brig, two schooners, and some galleys, with 25,000 soldiers on the land. A sheltering reef afforded further protection. These formidable obstacles did not dismay Preble. On Aug. 3 he opened a heavy cannonade and bombardment from his gunboats, which A Street scene in Tripoli. alone could get near enough for effective service. A severe conflict ensued. Finally, Lieutenant Decatur laid his vessel (the gunboat Number Four) alongside the largest of those of the enemy, and boarded and captured her after a fierce struggle. After the Americans had sunk or captured six of the Tripolitan vessels, and inflicted a heavy loss of life on the enemy they withdrew, but resumed
by the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, signed......Oct. 7, 1748 A treaty based on Drummer's treaty of 1725 made with Indians at Falmouth by commission from Massachusetts......Oct. 16, 1749 Indians attack Fort Richmond, on the Kennebec, but, hearing that the garrison had been reinforced, they retire, but attack Dresden, Swain Island, Wiscasset, Sheepscot, and Georgetown, and withdraw with twenty or thirty captives......Sept. 11-25, 1750 Commissioners meet the Indians at St. George's Fort, Aug. 3, and proclaim a cessation of hostilities......Sept. 3, 1751 New Castle incorporated, the first of the towns in the territory of Sagadahoc......June 19, 1753 Fort Halifax, on the Kennebec River below the Teconnet Falls; Fort Western, at Augusta; and Fort Shirley, or Frankfort, in Dresden, all built during the year ......1754 In consequence of French and Indian depredations, war is declared on all the Indian tribes east of Piscataqua, and bounties offered for prisoners and scalps.....