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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lyman, Phineas 1716- (search)
g out of the French and Indian War he was commander-in-chief of the Connecticut forces; he built Fort Lyman (afterwards Fort Edward), on the upper Hudson, and fought and won the battle at the head of Lake George in 1755. In 1758 he served under General Abercrombie, and was with Lord Howe when he was killed. He was also at the capture of Crown Point and Montreal, and, in 1762, led provincial troops against Havana. In 1763 General Lyman went to England to get prizemoney for himself and fellow-officers and to solicit a grant of land on the Mississippi for a company called Military adventurers. He returned to America in 1774, at which time a tract near Natchez was granted to the petitioners; and thither he went with his eldest son, and died soon after reaching west Florida, as the region was then called, near the present Natchez, Miss., Sept. 10, 1774. The emigrants suffered great hardships, and on the conquest of the country by the Spaniards (1781-82) they took refuge in Savannah.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Richard CaswellNorth CarolinaSept. 17, 1774 John DickinsonPennsylvaniaSept. 17, 1774 John HerringNew YorkSept. 26, 1774 Simon BoerumNew YorkOct. 1, 1774 Congress resolves that in determining questions, each colony or province shall have one vote ......Sept. 6, 1774 Rev. Jacob Duche opens Congress with prayer......Sept. 7, 1774 Resolution of Suffolk, Mass., convention (Sept. 6), that no obedience is due to any part of the recent acts of Parliament, approved by Congress......Sept. 10, 1774 Congress rejects a plan for union with Great Britain, proposed by Joseph Galloway, of Pennsylvania, as intended to perpetuate dependence......Sept. 28, 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant, west Virginia......Oct. 10, 1774 Congress adopts a Declaration of colonial rights, claiming self-government......Oct. 14, 1774 American Association, denouncing foreign slave-trade, and pledging the signers to non-consumption and to non-intercourse with Great Britain, Ireland, and the British West