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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Frenchtown, massacre at. (search)
Frenchtown, massacre at. In the middle of December, 1812, General Harrison wrote the War Department that, if no political or other necessity existed for the recovery of Michigan and the invasion of Canada, the enormous expense of transportation, and the sufferings of men and beasts in the task, pleaded for a remission of effnd, secondly, not to make temporary acquisitions, but to proceed so surely that he might hold fast any territory he should acquire. Other troops having arrived, Harrison resolved to attempt the capture of Fort Malden. His whole effective force did not exceed 6,300 men. He designated the brigades from Pennsylvania and Virginia, as on condition that ample provision should be made for their protection against the Indians. The promise was given and immediately violated. Proctor, knowing Harrison (who had advanced to the Maumee) to be near, hastened towards Malden with his captives, leaving the sick and wounded prisoners behind. The Indians followed awhi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grant, Frederick Dent 1850- (search)
United States Military Academy in 1871; accompanied General Sherman on his European trip in 1872; was appointed aide-de-camp on the staff of General Sheridan with the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1873; took Frederick Dent Grant. part in the campaign on the frontier against the Indians; accompanied his father on his trip around the world; and resigned his commission in the army in 1881. In 1887 he was defeated as Republican candidate for secretary of state of New York, and in 1889 President Harrison appointed him minister to Austria-Hungary, where he remained till 1893. He was a police commissioner in New York City through the administration of Mayor Strong. In 1898, on the call for volunteers for the war with Spain, Colonel Grant offered his services to the President, and went to the front as colonel of the 14th New York regiment. On May 27 he was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers; served in the Porto Rico campaign; and after the war was appointed commander of the mi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greeley, Horace 1811-1872 (search)
the circumstance calculated to inflame vanity or nourish self-conceit. But that your convention saw fit, in adopting the Cincinnati ticket, to reaffirm the Cincinnati platform, is to me a source of profoundest satisfaction. That body was constrained to take this important step by no party necessity, real or supposed. It might have accepted the candidates of the Liberal Republicans upon grounds entirely its own, or it might have presented them (as the first Whig national convention did Harrison and Tyler) without adopting any platform whatever. That it chose to plant itself deliberately, by a vote nearly unanimous, upon the fullest and clearest enunciation of principles which are at once incontestably Republican and emphatically Democratic, gives trustworthy assurance that a new and more auspicious era is dawning upon our long-distracted country. Some of the best years and best efforts of my life were devoted to a struggle none the less earnest or arduous because respect for
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.44 (search)
Northern, Robt. N. Oliver, M. E. Page, J. F. Pannill, Charles Panill, Walter Peaman, Charles J. Penman, John Pettet, Thomas T. Poarch, E. J. Poarch, E. N. Pool, Stephen Pool, S. D. P. Rae, J. E. Reade, G. W. Reade, J. T. Davis, W. H. Dean, Leonidas H. Derring, James Dunlop, James R. Folks, Joseph Farley, George W. Farley, Peter F. Farley, Thomas A. Gibson, Jeb Gregory, Thomas B. Grigg, W. E. Guess, Nelson Harrison, R. H. Hobbs, Robert H. Hobbs, Samuel B. Hofman, C. H. Jelks, William A. Jameson, W. A. Johnson, R. H. Jones, R. E. Jordan, Orris F. Kenney, Robert Kevan, William C. Kinsey, Levi A. Kull, Mark E. Lacy, William P. Lee, E. B. Lilly, William E. Lipscomb, Hersey Lufsy, H. Lewis Lyon, Daniel Robertson, J. T. R. Roberts, John P. Ruffin, Theo. B. Sandford, Paul W. Simmons, N. B. Smith, Joseph A. Smith, W. C. Smith, Robe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.45 (search)
. McRae, of North Carolina, declared that it was very similar in many respects, and compared favorably in all respects, to the storming of the Malakoff in the Crimean war. Fathers of Confederate Veterans. When Rev. Jacob R. Hildebrand died, it was thought that he was the last man in Augusta county who had sons in the Confederate army, but the statement of that fact has brought to light the names of at least four men who are now living who had sons in the Confederate army. They are Mr. Henry Harrison and Mr. John A. Wiseman, of Staunton; Mr. James McDaniel, of Stuart's Draft, and Mr. William F. Bradley, of Cotopaxi, the last named being nearly ninety-four years of age. There are not many left, however, and it is really remarkable that there are any. The Rockbridge County News thinks there is not one left in Rockbridge.—Staunton Dispatch. The above published in December, 1908, and copied generally by the Virginia press seems to have failed to elicit any additional names.—