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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dug Springs, battle at. (search)
ok the chief command. The combined armies numbered, at that time, about 6,000 men, horse and foot, with eighteen pieces of artillery. There Lyon remained in a defensive attitude for some time, waiting for reinforcements which had been called for, but which did not come. The Confederates had been largely reinforced; and at the close of July Lyon was informed that they were marching upon Springfield in two columns—20,000—under the respective commands of Generals Price, McCulloch, Pearce, McBride, and Rains. Lyon went out to meet them with about 6,000 men, foot and horse, and eighteen cannon, leaving a small force to guard Springfield. At Dug Springs, 19 miles southwest of Springfield, in a broken, oblong valley, they encountered a large Confederate force under General Rains. While the National vanguard of infantry and cavalry, under Steele and Stanley, were leading, they were unexpectedly attacked by Confederate infantry, who suddenly emerged from the woods. A sudden charge of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
at Albany, N. Y., concluded......1684 M. Longueil, from Canada, descends the Ohio, and discovers Big Bone Lick on a small creek which flows into the Ohio about 20 miles above the falls......1739 Dr. Walker, of Virginia, discovers the Kentucky River (which he calls the Louisa), the Big Sandy, and others......1747 Christopher Gist, exploring for the Ohio Land Company, reaches the Shawnee town, on both sides of the Ohio, just below the mouth of Scioto Creek......Jan. 29, 1751 James McBride, with others in a canoe, passes down the Ohio to the mouth of the Kentucky River......1754 Capt. Harry Gordon, chief engineer in the western department in North America, encamps opposite to the Great Lick in Lewis county, Ky......July 16, 1766 John Findlay and a few wandering white men from North Carolina visit Kentucky......1767 By treaty at Fort Stanwix, now Rome, N. Y., the Six Nations and the Delawares, Shawnees, and Mingoes, of Ohio, grant to the King of England territory s