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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
08,773 troops. In 1869 the legislature of Missouri ratified the Fifteenth Amendment to the national Constitution. Population in 1890, 2,679,184; in 1900, 3,106,665. See United States, Missouri, in vol. IX. Territorial Governor. William Clarkassumes dutiesJuly, 1813 State governors. Alexander McNairterm beginsSept. 19, 1820 Frederick Batesterm beginsNov., 1824 Abraham J. WilliamsactingAug. 1, 1825 Gen. John Millerterm beginsNov., 1825 Daniel Dunklinterm beginsNov., 1832 Lilburn W. Boggsterm beginsNov., 1836 Thomas Reynolds (Dem.)term beginsNov., 1840 M. M. MarmadukeactingFeb. 9, 1844 John C. Edwards (Dem.)term beginsNov., 1844 Austin A. King (Dem.)term beginsNov., 1848 Sterling Price (Dem.)term beginsDec., 1852 Trusten Polk (Dem.)term beginsDec., 1856 Hancock JacksonactingMarch, 1857 Robert M. Stewart (Dem.)term beginsDec., 1857 Claiborne F. Jackson (Dem.)term beginsJan. 4, 1861 H. R. Gamble (provisional)electedJuly 31, 1861 Willard P. HallactingJan. 31, 186
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
y's regiment leaves Columbia for the Seminole War......Oct. 6, 1837 State-house burned with public papers and records......Nov. 17, 1837 Act of Congress to ascertain the true boundary-line of Missouri on the north, described in the act of admission as the parallel of latitude which passes through the rapids of the river Des Moines, making the said line to correspond with the Indian boundary-line ......June 18, 1838 Numerous conflicts occurring between the Mormons and people lead Governor Boggs to issue a proclamation to call out the militia and enforce the laws. Skirmishes occur at Crooked River and Haughn's Mills, near Breckinridge, between the militia and Mormons under G. W. Hinkle; in the latter eighteen Mormons were killed, some of them after surrender. At Far West, Caldwell county, Joe Smith surrenders to the militia and agrees that the Mormons shall leave the State......October, 1838 Corner-stone of the University of the State of Missouri at Columbia, laid......July
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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e chief efforts of the Confederate gunboats seemed to be directed against the Cayuga, Captain Bailey, and the Varuna, Captain Boggs. the Cayuga had compelled three of the Confederate gunboats to surrender to her, and was fighting desperately, when n the Varuna became the chief object of the wrath of the Confederates. Immediately after passing the forts, reported Captain Boggs, I found myself amid a nest of rebel steamers. As he penetrated this nest, he poured a broadside upon each vessel asain Kennon, formerly of the United States navy. It raked along the Varuna's port-gangway, doing considerable damage; but Boggs soon drove her out of action, when another ram, its beak under water, struck the Varuna at the same point. The shots ohe same place, which crushed in her side. The ram became entangled, and was drawn nearly to the side of the Varuna, when Boggs gave her five 8-inch shells abaft her armor from his port-guns, and drove her ashore in flames. Finding his own vessel s