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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
d)Sept. 23 1779 American fleet captured the Scarborough (off coast of England)Sept. 23 1779 French fleet attacked Savannah (forced by the British to withdraw)Oct. 9, 1779 War with the Indians. Miami RiverOct. 19 and 22, St. Clair's DefeatNov. 4, 1791 Fort St. ClairNov. 6, 1792 Near Fort St. ClairOct. 17, 1793 Fort RecoveryJune 30, 1794 Maumee Rapids (Fallen Timber)Aug. 20, 1794 TippecanoeNov. 7, 1811 War of 1812-15. Fort MackinawJuly 17, 1812 BrownstownAug. 4, 1812 MaguagaAug. 9, d)Sept. 23 1779 American fleet captured the Scarborough (off coast of England)Sept. 23 1779 French fleet attacked Savannah (forced by the British to withdraw)Oct. 9, 1779 War with the Indians. Miami RiverOct. 19 and 22, St. Clair's DefeatNov. 4, 1791 Fort St. ClairNov. 6, 1792 Near Fort St. ClairOct. 17, 1793 Fort RecoveryJune 30, 1794 Maumee Rapids (Fallen Timber)Aug. 20, 1794 TippecanoeNov. 7, 1811 War of 1812-15. Fort MackinawJuly 17, 1812 BrownstownAug. 4, 1812 MaguagaAug. 9,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Butler, Richard, 1760- (search)
Butler, Richard, 1760- Military officer; born in Ireland; came to America before 1760; was a lieutenant-colonel in the Pennsylvania line in the Continental army, and also of Morgan's rifle corps in 1777. Butler served throughout the war; was agent for Indian affairs in Ohio in 1787; and was with St. (lair in his expedition against the Indians, late in 1791, commanding the right wing of his army, with the rank of major-general. In that expedition he was killed by Indians in a battle in Ohio, Nov. 4, 1791.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Darke, William, 1736-1801 (search)
Darke, William, 1736-1801 Military officer; born in Philadelphia county, Pa., in 1736; served under Braddock in 1755, and was with him at his defeat; entered the patriot army at the outbreak of the Revolution as a captain; was captured at the battle of Germantown; subsequently was promoted colonel; and commanded the Hampshire and Berkeley regiments at the capture of Cornwallis in 1791. He served as lieutenant-colonel under General St. Clair, and was wounded in the battle with the Miami Indians, Nov. 4, 1791. He died in Jefferson county, Va., Nov. 26, 1801.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gibson, George 1747- (search)
ng-out of the Revolution he raised a company of 100 men at Fort Pitt, who were distinguished for their bravery and as sharp-shooters, and were called Gibson's lambs. These did good service throughout the war. A part of the time Gibson was colonel of a Virginia regiment. To obtain a supply of gunpowder, he went down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, with twenty-five picked men and a cargo of flour, ostensibly for trade, and returned with the desired ammunition. In the disastrous battle, Nov. 4, 1791, in which St. Clair was defeated, Colonel Gibson was mortally wounded, dying in Fort Jefferson, O., Dec. 14, 1791. His brother John was also a soldier of the Revolution; born in Lancaster, Pa., May 23, 1730; was in Forbes's expedition against Fort Duquesne, and acted a conspicuous part in Dunmore's war in 1774. He commanded a Continental regiment in the Revolutionary War, his chief command being on the western frontier. He was made a judge of the common pleas of Alleghany county, and i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hart, Jonathan 1748- (search)
Hart, Jonathan 1748- Military officer; born in Kensington, Conn., in 1748; graduated at Yale in 1768; enlisted in the Continental army, serving throughout the War of the Revolution, attaining the rank of captain. After the war he entered the regular army as captain; was promoted to major. He participated in various campaigns against the Indians under Generals Scott, Harmar, and St. Clair. In the battle with the Miami Indians, while protecting the rear of the army, he and his command were overwhelmed by superior numbers and almost all were killed. He was the author of the Native inhabitants of the Western country, which appeared in vol. III. of the Transactions of the American Society. He died on Miami River, O., Nov. 4, 1791.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
3, 1791 [An able Congress. In two years it provided a competent revenue, funded the public debt, and gave the young nation a respectable standing in the world.] Great Britain appoints her first minister, George Hammond, to the United States......Aug. 7, 1791 Second Congress, first session, opens at Philadelphia......Oct. 24, 1791 Speaker of the House, Jonathan Trumbull, of Connecticut. Gen. Arthur St. Clair's expedition against the Indians of Ohio surprised and routed......Nov. 4, 1791 Congress grants a bounty for fishingvessels......Feb. 16, 1792 Post-office department reorganized......Feb. 20, 1792 United States mint established......April 2, 1792 Tariff amended......May 2, 1792 Laws organizing the militia......May 8, 1792 First session adjourns......May 8, 1792 Capt. Robert Gray, in the Columbia, discovers the mouth (lat. 46° 10′ N.) of the river Columbia......May 11, 1792 Kentucky admitted (the fifteenth State)......June 1, 1792 Second se
2, 1790 Fort Washington erected at Cincinnati......1790 First Masonic lodge of the West established at Marietta......1790 Whites at Big Bottom, Morgan county, massacred by Indians......1790 Gen. Joseph Harmar's expedition against the Miami Indians......Sept. 30, 1790 Partially defeated near the Miami villages, the expedition fails......Oct. 22, 1790 Expedition of General St. Clair against the Indians; surprised and defeated near Miami villages (now in Darke county,......Nov. 4, 1791 [Except Braddock's, the worst defeat ever experienced in Indian warfare; of about 1,800 men he lost 800.] Benjamin Tupper, chief promoter of the settlement of Marietta, dies there......1792 First newspaper of the Northwest, the Sentinel, editor William Maxwell, appears at Cincinnati......1793 After the defeat of St. Clair, General Wayne was appointed to command against the Indians. Marching into the Indian country late in the autumn of 1793, he built a stockade near the scene