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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eric the Red, (search)
Eric the Red, A Scandinavian navigator, who emigrated to Ireland about 982, after which he discovered Greenland, where he planted a colony. He sent out an exploring party under his son Lief, about 1000, who seems to have discovered the continent of America, and landed somewhere on the shores of Massachusetts or the southern portion of New England.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Helluland. (search)
Helluland. Leif, the Northman, in a voyage from Greenland to Vinland, about the year 1000, discovered a country covered with rocks, which he named Helluland, slate land, supposed to be Labrador or Newfoundland.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tyrker, (search)
Tyrker, The German foster-father of Leif the Scandinavian, whom he accompanied in the expedition from Iceland to the land south of Greenland in the year 1000. While exploring the neighborhood Tyrker reported the discovery of vines loaded with grapes, which caused Leif to call the country Vinland.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vinland (search)
05 and 1334, and that made about 1387 by the priest Jon Thordharson, contained in the compilation known as the Map of the North Atlantic, by the Icelander Sigurd Stephanius, in 1570. Flateyar-bok, or Flat Island book. Jon used parts of the original saga, and added a considerable amount of material concerning the Vinland voyages derived from other sources, to us unknown. It is this second version which is reproduced, almost in its entirety. The Vinland voyages belong to about the year 1000. These Icelandic chronicles belong therefore to a date three centuries later. They were doubtless based upon earlier writings which had come down from the times of Leif and Thorfinn, subject to the various influences which affected similar writings at that period the world over. An interesting and valuable confirmation of the simple fact of the visit of the Northmen to Vinland is given us by Adam of Bremen, who visited Denmark between 1047 and 1073, when the voyages would have been within
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), William Henry, Fort, capture of (search)
, and children, before Montcalm could stay the slaughter. The Indians pursued the terrified garrison (plundering them in their flight) to within about cannon-shot of Fort Edward. Then Fort William Henry and all its appendages were destroyed, and it was never rebuilt. Plan of Fort William Henry. A, dock; B, garrison gardens; C, Fort William Henry; D, morass; E, Montcalm's 1st battery of nine guns and two mortars; F, Montcalm's 2d battery of ten guns and three mortars; G, Montcalm's approaches; H, two intended batteries; I, place where Montcalm landed his artillery; K, Montcalm's camp, with the main body of the army; L, M. de Levy's camp—4, 1000 regulars and Canadians; M, M. de la Corne, with 1,500 Canadians and Indians; N, English encampment before the retrenchment was made; O, the bridge over the morass; P, the English retrenchment. Subsequently a hotel was built on its site. The fall of that fort caused greater alarm in the colonies than the loss of Oswego the year befor