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John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
agoons, service in Missouri, 37 Second U. S. Infantry, service in Missouri, 35, 37; battle of Boonville, 37 Secretary of War, the, impeached, 406; the functions of, 410 et seq.; urges S.'s superintendency of West Point, 439, 440 ; difficulty with S., 443, 444; correspondence with S.,444; relations between the general-in-chief and, 536-539. For controversies with the general-in-chief, see War Department. Selma, Ala., Thomas to move toward, 317, 322; Hood's position near, 318 Seminole Indians, armed truce between the United States and the, 23; hostilities against the United States, 25 Seventeenth Army Corps, joins Sherman before Atlanta, 138 Seward, William H., consultations with and instructions to S. on Mexican affairs, 379, 382-385; correspondence with S., Aug. 4, 9, 1865, 383; letter from Stanton, Aug. 23,383; letter to Bigelow, Nov. 4, 384; despatches S. on mission to France, 384, 385; S. reports progress to, 389-393; letter from S., Jan. 24, 1866, 390, 392, 393;
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
ter in July, 1821. Emigration then began to flow into the Territory, in spite of many obstacles. In 1835 a distressing warfare broke out between the fierce Seminole Indians (q. v.), who inhabited some of the better portions of Florida, and the government of the United States, and continued until 1842, when the Ind- Scene of the and captured some outposts early in 1740; and in May he marched towards St. Augustine with 600 regular troops, 400 Carolina militia, and a large body of friendly Indians. With these he stood before St. Augustine in June, after capturing two forts, and demanded the instant surrender of the post. It was refused, and Oglethorpe det North early in September and joined Washington on Harlem Heights. See Lee, Charles. Tory refugees from Georgia acquired considerable influence over the Creek Indians, and from east Florida, especially from St. Augustine, made predatory excursions among their former neighbors. Gen. Robert Howe, commanding the Southern Departme
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Seminole Indians (search)
Seminole Indians A tribe of Florida Indians, made up of two bands of the Creeks, who withdrew from the main body in 1750, and remnants of tribes who had come in contact with the Spaniards. The Seminoles were hostile to the Americans during the Revolutionary War and afterwards. The Creeks claimed them as a part of their natiIndians, made up of two bands of the Creeks, who withdrew from the main body in 1750, and remnants of tribes who had come in contact with the Spaniards. The Seminoles were hostile to the Americans during the Revolutionary War and afterwards. The Creeks claimed them as a part of their nation, and included them in a treaty with the United States in 1790; but the Seminoles repudiated it and made war upon the Americans, and affiliated with the Spaniards in 1793. They were also enemies of the United States in the War of 1812, when they were under Spanish rule. At that time they were divided into seven clans, and wercoast having hoisted the British flag, two refugee Creek chiefs were enticed on board, one of whom, the Prophet Francis, had lately visited England and ex- Seminole Indians F0llowing a trail. cited some sympathy there. These chiefs Jackson hanged. From St. Mark's Jackson marched against an Indian town on the Suwanee River and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
w Spanish governor, arrives at St Augustine and takes possession of Florida in the name of the King of Spain......June, 1784 Alexander McGillivray, chief of the Creeks, forms a treaty with the Spanish governor in behalf of the Creek and Seminole Indians, engaging to prevent white men from entering the country without a Spanish permit......1784 William Augustus Bowles, in British employ, who had won the favor of the Creeks at Pensacola, captures Fort St. Marks and holds it for several weeada, returns to Florida, gathers followers, destroys a Spanish fort at Jacksonville and several Spanish galleys; returns to Georgia......1794 Spain recedes to France all of west Florida lying west of the Perdido River......1795 Band of Seminole Indians, or runaways, from the Creek nation, settle near the present site of Tallahassee......1808 Congress authorizes the President to seize west Florida if a foreign power attempts to capture it......Jan. 15, 1811 Settlers on the northern bo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indian Territory, (search)
Territory. Large sections of the Territory being occupied, the Creek, Seminole, and other tribes cede lands to the United States, which are incorporated into Oklahoma. The Cherokee strip opened for public settlement......Sept. 16, 1893 Choctaws and Chickasaws agree to distribute the common land to the individual members of the tribes......April 23, 1897 Creek or Muscogee Indians agree to give each citizen member of the tribe 160 acres of the common land......March 1, 1901 Seminole Indians agree to divide their lands into three classes, valued at $5, $2.50 and $1.25 per acre respectively, and to allot an equal value in lands to each member of the tribe......April 23, 1897 Banking. In 1900 there were thirty-three national banks in operation, having $1,400,630 in capital, $482,970 in outstanding circulation, and $437,500 in United States bonds. There were also thirty-one State banks, with $473,833 capital, and $44,051 surplus; and three private banks, with $80,000 ca
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
ur, makes the portage from the St. Joseph to the Kankakee......November, 1680 Mention made of one Sieur Dubinson as commandant at a post near the site of Lafayette, called Ouiatenon......1719 Sieur de Vincennes mentioned as commandant at the poste de Ouabache (English, Wabash), now Vincennes......1727 [Supposed to have been settled about 1722.] Mission established at Post Vincennes by Sebastian L. Meurin......1749 Garrison at Ouiatenon, under Lieutenant Jenkins, surrenders to Indians, who distribute the English prisoners among neighboring French traders......1763 On a proclamation by the British commandant, Edward Abbott, many inhabitants of Post Vincennes swear allegiance to Great Britain......May, 1777 Inhabitants of Vincennes throw off allegiance to Great Britain and declare themselves citizens of the United States at the suggestion of Col. George R. Clarke......July 18, 1778 Captain Helm placed in charge of Post Vincennes by Colonel Clarke and his garriso
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 2 (search)
me few did still entertain for a people whom they deemed unjustly treated. These prowling parties have of late become more bold and numerous. They are just like Indians, hiding in the bushes whenever a force comes after them, and seizing upon all single individuals they find on the road. Two young officers Lieutenants Theodorit now are the most miserable-looking beings you ever saw; and as to the black-eyed senoras we all longed to see, we find nothing but old hags, worse looking than Indians. So you may rest easy, notwithstanding Master John's insinuations against me. General Taylor would not occupy the town, but has encamped outside of it, and onritory. The effect upon the Mexicans would be most injurious of the toleration of such acts, as it would arouse in them a feeling of indignation at our employing Indians; but if, on the contrary, we chastise them, the effect will be most beneficial, as it will prove the Indians are not our allies, and that we can protect the Mexi
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 3 (search)
and costly sword, as a tribute to his gallant conduct in the several actions in Mexico. He was soon at work assisting Major Bache in the construction of the Brandywine light-house in Delaware Bay, and in making a survey on the Florida Reef, and remained thus employed until September, 1849, when, the services of a topographical engineer being required in Florida, he was selected for the duty and ordered to report to Brevet Major-General Twiggs, at Tampa. The remnant of the tribe of Seminole Indians, which still occupied parts of Florida, had, after faithfully keeping for seven years the treaty made with them in 1842, by General Worth, become dissatisfied, and in the summer of 1849, had shown indications of an approaching outbreak. Several murders had been committed by them, and the citizens living in that district had become alarmed and compelled to fly from their homes, and for a while it looked as if another Florida war were imminent. General Twiggs had been ordered to assu
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
ome of the most prominent of God's laws, in reference to charity and love to our neighbors. No orders have yet been received for our division to move, though it is understood Burnside's project has been approved and the movement towards Fredericksburg has commenced. I suppose some time in the course of to-day, or perhaps in the night, our orders will come. I have seen no one since leaving Warrenton, not even Reynolds, who has spent most of his time at that place pow-wowing with the big Indians, so that I am not posted up in plans, hopes, or fears. Seymour has been relieved from duty with this army, at his own request, that he might go to a warmer climate. He left us this morning. Seymour was an excellent soldier, of good judgment, cool courage, and in time of action of great and valuable assistance, as I found at South Mountain and Antietam. As these are considerations of the utmost importance, his loss will be seriously felt by me. I have now but one brigadier under me, and
ArkansasBattalionInfantryMajor W. H. Brooks   2dArkansasBattalionInfantryMajor W. D. Barnett   3dArkansasBattalionInfantry    4thArkansasBattalionInfantryLt. Col. Masson   5thArkansasBattalionInfantry    6thArkansasBattalionInfantryMajor D. G. White   7thArkansasBattalionInfantryMajor F. W. Desha   8thArkansasBattalionInfantry    9thArkansasBattalionInfantryMajor John H. Kelley   10thArkansasBattalionInfantryLt. Col. R. Scott   11thArkansasBattalionInfantryMajor Trumbull   1stSeminole IndiansBattalionInfantryLt. Col. Jumper   1stFioridaRegimentCavalryCol. G. T. MaxwellNov. 4, 1862.  Col. W. G. M. Davis1861.Promoted Brigadier-General. 2dFioridaRegimentCavalryCol. Carraway SmithNov. 4, 1862.  1stFloridaRegimentInfantryCol. W. K. Beard   2dFloridaRegimentInfantryCol. L. G. PylesNov. 22, 1862.  Col. E. A. Perry1861.Promoted Brigadier-General. 3dFloridaRegimentInfantryCol. W. S. DilworthJuly 25, 1861.  4thFloridaRegimentInfantryCol. W. L. L. Bow
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